Wedding Guide

Four Weddings…and a Unity Fish Bowl: Bride Guide

posted: 02/13/12
by: TLC
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Lauren was the victorious bride in this week's episode! Feeling inspired by her giant wedding? She's got a few ideas to share, along with the other creative brides. Start planning your big day right here.

Lauren: Supersized Soiree

With a budget of $55,000, 24-year-old bride Lauren stretched her dollar to play hostess with the mostest to a whopping 400 guests! Here's how she did it.

  • Dress: Jenny Lee (Style No. 1102) from A L'Amour Bridal, Barrington, Illinois
  • Bracelet: Maria Elena (Style No. 1010)
  • Headpiece:
  • Flowers/Centerpieces: Flowers by Linda. Contact: Linda Zombolas
  • Colors: Red, Black and White
  • Coordinators: Morgan Beth Events. Contact: Morgan Wolters
  • Table Numbers: Engagement Photos by Image Studios
  • Entertainment: DJ Nick Hatzopoulos
  • Candy Bar: Made by the bride, using borrowed vases from her hospital job. Candy purchased on sale.
  • Ceremony Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, Roselle, Illinois
  • Reception Location: Hilton Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale, Illinois
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For her fairytale princess wedding, bride Brittany, 19, allotted $20,000 for her 150-guest bash. And this is how she made teen dreams come true!

  • Dress: David's Bridal
  • Flowers/Centerpieces: Everything Floral, West Dundee, Illinois
  • Colors: Lavender, White and Aqua
  • Photographer/Videographer: Jolie Images, Wheeling, Illinois
  • Entertainment: DJ by An Enchanted Evening, Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Flower Girl Dresses:
  • Invitations, Photo Book: Made by the Bride
  • Place Card Crowns and Vows Box Purchased at a Local Store
  • Venue: The Seville, Streamwood, Illinois
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Bride Jamie, 25, wanted to celebrate her favorite foods at her 160-guest wedding. So, she used her $40,000 budget for a traditional ceremony and reception...with plenty of ice cream and pizza to go around! And even though Jamie didn't win the honeymoon prize, her dress was voted THE BEST!

  • Dress: Maggie Sottero (Style: Brianna)
  • Jewelry: Rentals by Adorn
  • Earrings: Middleton Earrings
  • Bracelet: Livingston Bracelet
  • Flowers/Centerpieces: Artistic Floral Design. Contact: Valerie Soos Sinclair
  • Colors: Red, Black and White
  • Music: Kairos String Quartet with Catherine Kuna on Cello
  • Entertainment: Admit One DJs. Contact: Tom and Peter
  • Linens: Belvedere Events and Banquets
  • Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Mercy, Aurora, Illinois
  • Reception Venue: The Belvedere, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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City girl Britten, 26, was all about black-tie glamour with a view of her beloved city's skyline! She used her $32,000 budget to create a posh night for her 105 guests. These are the details.

  • Dress: Priscilla of Boston
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston
  • Groom's White Coat: Men's Warehouse
  • Flowers/Centerpieces: Vale of Enna
  • Chair Linens and Mirrors on Tables: MM Events
  • Colors: Purple and Gold
  • Candles, Place Cards and Gold Table Numbers All Made by the Bride
  • Ceremony Location: Assumption Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Reception Venue: Wolf Point Ballroom, Holiday Inn, Chicago Illinois
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