TLC’s Four Weddings Episode Recap: Season Premiere

Did you tune into last night’s season premiere episode of  ”Four Weddings“ on TLC?  What are your thoughts of the four brides and their weddings? What details stood out for you? If you missed it, we have a recap of the episode right here:

Who are the Brides?: TLC

  • Chancy, a bride who wants to bring her cheerleader fun and energy to her wedding day.  The night time ceremony is set outside the banquet hall.  The trees are decorated with twinkle lights, the alter is draped with white drapery with a beautiful chandelier hanging in the middle. There are beautiful water fountains with candles all around. A very romantic look. After their “I do’s”, the ceremony ends with fireworks lighting up the sky. Inside the banquet hall the room is decorated with twinkle lights, ivory and gold colors. The guest tables are missing centerpieces, however around the room there are beautiful and grand flower centerpieces.  Guests enjoy a huge array of food, as they watch the first dance up on the balcony. There is a pink and white candy bar which is enjoyed by all who love sweets. The dance floor is taken over by the couple’s version of the Harlem Shake. The Harlem Shake is live on the dance floor. Crazy costumes, high energy, and lots of dancing.
  • Chantall, a bride who is going Southern with vintage rustic details at her wedding. Her wedding takes place at a historic plantation in Louisiana. The ceremony is outside under trees with roses, candles, lanterns, and hanging chandeliers. The processional includes four dogs who are all dressed up. Following, Chantall walks in wearing a lovely lace fitted gown with an embellished sash on the waist.  After the ceremony ends, guests are welcomed into the  barn where the reception takes place. Inside the barn, there are candles, purple and white flowers, and many vintage details like a horse carriage, lace, birdcages, old books, and vintage style furniture. After a traditional Southern buffet, guests enjoyed some fun times taking photos in the photo booth.
  • Amanda is a bride who holds a destination wedding for her thirty five guests. The wedding takes place in a mansion with a doll house collection. Inside the mansion, a romantic space is where the ceremony takes place. It is decorated with vintage style furniture and ivory, pink, and white flowers.  Amanda holds a hand-made bouquet made up of silk flowers. Following the ceremony, guests go into a grand parlor to enjoy the reception. Tall ceilings, vintage furniture, and flowers filled this space. The cake is a three tiered cake with rhinestones and white flowers. There is also a traditional King’s cake for the groom. To give the New Orleans feel to the guests, they had props of New Orleans like masks, and got to wear and dance around with them. The guests, sparklers in hand, say goodbye to the couple, as they exit the wedding.
  • Marcala, a bride who is sharing her Peruvian traditions with her guests at her wedding. The ceremony takes place outside and decorated with spring flowers, hanging mason jars, and white chairs. The ceremony was special as they included their little daughter in their vows. When the ceremony concludes, guests get into the spirit of Mardi Grass by joining in a second line to head to the reception. At cocktail hour, there is Peruvian speciality drink served. The centerpieces were spring flowers of various colors. They were arranged as flower arrangements or flowers emerged in water inside various sizes of vases. The cake was a three tiered tipsy Topsy style with a cake topper which had not only the couple, but their daughter as well. The dance floor was full of high energy and fun.

A Hot Detail:  There was one detail from each wedding that stood out for me. What I thought was so super unique and fun at Chancy’s wedding was the grand entrance at the reception. Her fellow cheerleaders lined up, pom poms and all, and cheered the couple as they walked in. Just like it was a football game. I thought that was such a great way to make an entrance.  I also loved what followed, which was the dance Chancy performed with her cheerleaders. That was great! I thought it was high energy and a total blast!  What I absolutely loved at Chantall’s wedding was the overall theme of her wedding. I live for vintage, and when it is blended with a wedding, my heart is happy. I thought that all the details of lace, vintage style furniture, and her dress, came together really well. Vintage was pulled off well!  What I thought was unique at Amanda’s wedding was the personal tours of the doll house collections. I thought this was something totally unique, and I had never seen it at a wedding. I think it can be something memorable for guests.  At Marcala’s wedding reception, I really liked how her sister performed a traditional Peruvian dance. It was sweet because it was her sisters and I thought this was so much more meaningful. I also loved how the bride and groom got up and danced with them.

TLCWho won?: Congrats to Chantall for winning!  She and her husband won an all expenses paid honeymoon to Portugal.  I was not surprised about Chantall winning at all, she seemed to deserve it! As soon as I saw her wedding, I knew that she would win. I loved it! While I can not account for the food since I wasn’t actually there, all the other details – venue,  bride’s dress, and originality – were owned by Chantall’s wedding. I thought that every detail of her Southern vintage theme was absolutely perfect. All the details from ceremony to reception came together so seamlessly. Swoon!  Great job Chantall!  So how did the other three brides score? Marcala came in second, Amanda in third, and Chancy in fourth. Were you surprised by the results?  Love to hear from you, so please share!

Niloufar Gibson

Niloufar Gibson

Niloufar Gibson is the owner of BridalHotlist.com 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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