Wedding Guide

Four Weddings…and a School Bus: Bride Guide

posted: 01/31/12
by: TLC
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Erika was the winner in this episode of Four Weddings, but each featured bride has plenty of great ideas to share! Take a look at their wedding style in this guide.

Erika: Room with a View

Bride Erika, 26, spent $30,000 to accommodate 133 guests at her Chicago Skyline-themed wedding.

  • Dress: Romona Keveza (Model No. L111)
  • Colors: Black, white and purple
  • Cake: Take the Cake
  • Entertainment: Ray Silkman
  • DJ: Kel-win Sales
  • Photographer/Videographer: Joe Gallo
  • Invitations: Designed by Erika, printed by Herbert Rivero of Minuteman Press
  • Venue: Chicago's Hotel 71
  • Unique and Original Touches: Personalized fortune cookies and table markers that show how each guest seated there is connected
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Bride Lindsey, 27, used a $14,000 budget to treat 115 guests to an extra-special day.

  • Dress: [a href="" target="_blank"]David's Bridal Collection T9669
  • Flowers: Palatine Jewel Osco Floral Department
  • Colors: Dark purple, orange and red
  • Wedding Assistants: Jessica Trzop, Kemper Lakes Golf Course
  • Music: DJ Daguru
  • Venue: Kemper Lakes Golf Club
  • Unique and Original Touches: Sing a love song to see the couple kiss, cake pop favors, cherry blossom centerpieces
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Michelle, 28, used her $38,000 budget to accommodate 236 guests! With her School of Rock flair, here's how the bride had fun with tradition and a few surprises.

  • Dress: Cosmobella (Model 7433)
  • Florist: Color & Company
  • Linens: BBJ Linens
  • Entertainment: The Connexion Band, Valius Band
  • Coordinator: Marina Purich
  • Venue: Hyatt Hotel Deerfield
  • Cake: Michelle M Cakes
  • Cake Topper: A Simple Start
  • Photographer: J.N. Imagery
  • Graphic Artists: Paperstories, Indie Wed
  • Hair and Makeup: Pretty Windy City
  • Hair Accessories: J.A.S. Accessories
  • Invitations: Magnet Street
  • Unique and Original Touches: Filipino traditions during the ceremony (the veil and the cord), concert ticket-themed place cards, mug favors with a guitar and pick, Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers designed in their wedding colors for the groomsmen and bride, school bus transportation for the bridal party, specialty cocktails named The Straight A and the Led Zeppelin.
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Shannon's big day was all about the color pink -- and she made sure her 175 guests got the theme! Here's how she spent her $17,500 budget.

  • Dress: Alfred Angelo Disney Princess Collection (Cinderella 205)
  • Flowers: Blooming Creations
  • Entertainment: Mercury 5 Star Entertainment
  • Photographer: Natasha L. Maczko
  • Invitations: Made by the bride from Hobby Lobby's Wedding Studio (573204b)
  • Hair: Sarah Brasure and Beth Masching
  • Venue: Poplar Creek Country Club
  • Makeup: Dream2Be Image LLC
  • Colors: Hot pink and black
  • Unique and Original Touches: An all-pink candy bar, hot pink and black flip-flops available for guests to dance in.
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