TLC’s Four Weddings Episode Recap: January 18th

Did you watch last night’s episode of “Four Weddings” on TLC?  What are your thoughts of the four brides and their weddings? What details stood out for you? Here is a recap of the episode:

Who are the Brides?: 

  • Zoranda, a princess bride who loves family. The wedding starts at a beautiful church with it’s high cathedral ceilings, stained glass windows, and long center aisle. The traditional Catholic ceremony starts with her grandmother walking her down the aisle and her daughter as the flower girl. After enjoying a large spread of food at the cocktail hour,  guests enter the ballroom for the reception. The reception features a large white dance floor, purple up lighting, and tall centerpieces with purple, white, and pink flowers. After dancing the night away, guests enjoy a firework show.
  • Anumita a bride who is in love with New York City has her wedding city set in, of course, New York City.  The ceremony features a gorgeous hoopa, candle lit tall vases along the aisle, and chandeliers hanging above.  Anumita’s dress featured a long beautiful veil which flowed nice down the aisle. The couple had a Jewish ceremony. To find their seat at the reception, guests would pick up a New York Metro card. Tall chandelier style vases with full flowers were found on each guest table as the centerpieces. The whole room was large with chandeliers hanging tall, some purple up lighting, and candles. The dance floor was full of energy among all the guests.
  • Karen a bride who has a destination wedding set outside Long Island, NY. Guests arrive to the wedding on a short boat ride over to the Fire Island. Dockside, the ceremony featured a white alter, flowers, guests from the community, and Karen’s two son’s who walked her down the aisle. Since the wedding was in October, and weather is cold, all guests were offered a blanket to keep warm during the ceremony. Inside a covered veranda, the reception took place. Simple decor consisting of small vases of flowers, candles, and twinkle lights. A buffet full of various stations were enjoyed by guests. The dance continued with a live country band and some line dancing.
  • Marie loves Halloween and Gothic details. As guests walk into the cathedral, they are greeted by performers on stilts, and then find their seat. A very dark space was lit with candelabras all around.  At the front of the ceremony, there were performers in ballerina outfits, moving around. Personal vows were shared between the couple.  Cocktail hour featured a tarot card reader, and some unique decor. The ceremony space is transformed into a beautiful reception room with red up lighting, long tables of black linens, lit candelabras, red flowers, and skulls. The cake was very nontraditional. It was a black three tier cake with red roses cascading down the side, and words of ” Till Death Do Us Part” on the front. 

Cool factor:  There was one detail from each wedding that stood out for me. What I loved at Zoranda’s reception was the big news that was shared with all their guests. They announced that they were pregnant. I thought it a really sweet way to share such news with your closest friends and family. A total family affair.   Being a big fan of dancing, I really enjoyed Anumita’s  Bollywood Indian dance with her bridesmaids, and then later with her groom. I think it so much fun when a bride shares something traditional and fun with all her guests. It is not only entertaining, yet, special at the same time. What a great way to get the party started.   What I thought was stylish at Karen’s wedding was the hanging branches above and chandeliers hanging off of them. I had never seen this decor, and thought it was pretty unique and lovely. Marie’s wedding had a lot of great details at her Gothic/Halloween/ Dark wedding theme. However, I really liked the guest table decor. The large gold candelabra with lush red roses, gold chargers, and skull napkin holders were really nice. It complimented the theme perfectly.

Who won? Congrats to Zoranda for winning!  She and her husband won an all expenses paid honeymoon to Cabos, Mexico. I was not surprised  at all about Zoranda winning. While I can not account for the food since I wasn’t actually there, I did like the originality, venue, and the dress at Zoranda’s wedding. The family affair theme really showed at her wedding. Her daughter as a flower girl, her grandmother walking her down, the pregnancy news, and small touches of family inspired decor all complimented her theme. Way to go Zoranda!  So how did the other three brides score? Karen came in second, Anumita in third, and Marie in fourth place. Were you surprised by the results? What did you think about Marie’s reaction?

Stay tuned to Bridal Hot List  for more TLC updates on wedding themed shows!
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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