TLC’s Four Weddings Episode Recap: December 20th

Did you watch last night’s episode of “Four Weddings” on TLCHere is a recap of the episode:

Who are the Brides?: 

  • Amanda is a bride who loves men in uniform. This formal wedding took place at a historical hotel where both the ceremony and reception were set. The ceremony was beautifully decorated with white flowers down the aisle and all over the alter. The bridesmaid’s dresses were all designed and styled by the bride herself. The dresses were pink with a high slit on one side of the dress. The men were dressed in their military uniforms. The reception styled with purple up-lighting, tall white flower centerpieces, cupcake place seating, and a blinged out cake. All tiers of the cake were covered with rhinestones. Amanda and her groom along with their guests danced to a salsa band.
  • StacyAnn is a Jamaican bride who loves purple. The ceremony took place at a beautiful church. The church details included stained glass windows, woodwork ceilings, and simple decor with a touch of purple. The bridesmaids wore lavender colored dresses. The reception was at a Italian style venue with hanging chandeliers, tall vaulted ceilings,  and stunning tall mirrors. The cocktail hour featured steel drums, Caribbean flavored food, and other food stations. The reception had blue color up-lighting, purple candle centerpieces, dancing, and a ice cream bar. There were two cakes, one simple white cake with white and purple roses, and the other was a traditional Italian style cake.
  • Larissa is a bride who adores butterflies. Larissa and her groom had a traditional Catholic ceremony set at a gorgeous church. The ceremony featured fuchsia, pink, and white colors, baby pink and fuchsia bridesmaid’s short dresses and ushers escorting each guest to their seat.  Prior to entering the ballroom, guests found their table seating by looking for their escort card which were placed in a grass box. The ballroom had pink toned coloring, grand chandeliers hanging, butterfly ice sculptures, and a beautiful cake with cascading flowers and butterflies. The dance floor was like a party, with everyone dancing the night away.
  • Kathy loves the ocean and has a beach side wedding. Set on the sand, the ceremony features white chairs, tall white stands with large white flowers on top, and a alter full of white flowers.Cocktail hour provided guests with a variety of food stations like Asian food, seafood, and carving stations. The inside of the reception had red, black and white colors throughout.  Each guest table had a tall centerpiece with floating white orchids and a huge chandelier topper, surrounded by a few vases with floating orchids and candle on top. Dessert consisted of cake, candy apples, cotton candy, popcorn, and ice cream.

Cool factor:  There was one detail from each wedding that stood out for me. What was really amazing at Amanda’s wedding was after they got married at the ceremony, they walked through the arch of swords.  I thought this was a wonderful way to incorporate the military element to the wedding. It is something that is special to the groom who is in the army, and also the bride who really wanted to have a formal military wedding. I loved this! At StacyAnn’s ceremony, the bridesmaids met the groomsmen halfway down the aisle and were presented their bouquet.  This was something unique that I had never seen at any other wedding. I thought it was pretty nice!  Larissa’s dress was absolutely stunning on her. It was a simple dress with a fitted top, and then flowed out on at the bottom, and a pink satin sash on the waist.  It was simple, yet very elegant and sweet. She looked amazing!  What I thought was so heartfelt at Kathy’s wedding was the unity candle ceremony. Kathy and her groom included their six children in lighting the candle. I thought this was very sweet as it was the coming together of both families into one. Very touching!

Who won? Congrats to Larissa for winning!  She and her husband won an all expenses paid honeymoon to Costa Rica. I was not surprised about Larissa winning at all, she seemed to deserve it! While I can not account for the food since I wasn’t actually there, all the other details – venue, dress, and originality – were owned by Larissa’s wedding, easily exceeding the rest. I thought that every detail of her wedding reflected her butterfly theme. You can see how sweet and elegant the butterfly theme showed throughout the wedding.  Amazing job Larissa!  So how did the other three brides score? Amanda came in second, Kathy in third, and StacyAnn in fourth place. Were you surprised by the results?

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Niloufar Gibson

Niloufar Gibson

Niloufar Gibson is the owner of and has been working in the wedding industry for many years as a wedding and event coordinator. She lives and works in Orange County, CA and created the site to stay connected to the hottest trends and share them with others like her that love this industry.
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