MY FAIR WEDDING
Saturdays starting 11am
Have a wedding in distress? Flowers don’t match the bridesmaids’ dresses? Menu not up to snuff? David Tutera to the rescue! Watch as David turns the ordinary, into the extraordinary in this fun and light-hearted reality series about the Big Day.
Brooklyn bride Caroline Martino loves crystals and she wants a wedding dripping with them. The problem David Tutera finds when he meets her is that nothing she has for her wedding sparkles as much as it should. From the lopsided centerpiece to her oversized wedding dress David believes could be “in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” to a reception hall so bad, she won’t even show it to David. It’s all has to go! The two create a theme – Diamond White Wedding – and the transformation begins. First Caroline is told her bridesmaids will get new, full-length dresses. Then it’s time to replace Caroline’s beloved wedding dress with a crystal laced form fitting gown that has her crying tears of joy. Next, our bride learns the importance and the difference between escort cards and place cards. That’s not all; it’s designer shoes that sparkle for both the bride and all of the bridesmaids, but will they keep them on for the entire reception? And just days before the wedding, David “blings” her out with diamonds befitting a “diamond white wedding” and the final surprise is that her venue is going to be at the Palace at Somerset Park. Will David create the sparkling wedding for this diamond in the rough?
David Tutera thought he had heard and seen it all, until he met his bride Lauren Masterson three weeks before her wedding day. Young and beautiful, she’s the last bride David would have thought to be having a medieval themed wedding! Upon his arrival, David finds out she was proposed to by her fiance in full medieval body armor thus setting the theme, complete with a burning cauldron, shields, swords and crowns to wear. After a fashion show of the dresses, it’s out with the electric blue bridesmaids’ dresses, but David is enchanted with Lauren’s dress, so she’ll get to keep it… at least for the ceremony. David finds a stylish replacement for the bridesmaids’ dresses and then treats Lauren to a gorgeous variety of reception dresses. Then it’s off to Central Park, where David has arranged for photographer to take photos of Lauren and her fiance, Christopher, in front of a castle! Next, Lauren hadn’t even thought about centerpieces and her fiance sells flowers wholesale! David partners with Lauren’s family friend to design fabulous centerpieces worthy of a princess. In the end, David has kept Lauren’s reception at the original venue, however, his overhaul on the space creates an enchanted forest complete with fireworks for his bride and guests!
A “Mummer Parade” is a colorful, costumed celebration that happens in Philadelphia every New Year’s Day. For bride Jamie Ferris, she has taken this concept for the theme of her wedding! It’s only three weeks before Jamie’s big day and this is the first time David Tutera has even heard about a “Mummer Parade”! Once David wraps his head around the whole idea that Jamie really wants all the fanfare, and feathers, its out with her bouquets and centerpieces, and even the fire hall attached to the firehouse that Jamie’s planning for her reception. David allows Jamie to keep her beautiful dress for ceremony, but he’s quick to find her and her bridesmaids’ festive and exciting reception dresses to dance the night away. Every bride should have a chance to loosen up before her wedding day, so it’s a field trip to the Audrey Lounge where Jamie and David sip colorful, exotic drinks - one will end up as her signature cocktail. With time running out before she says, “I do”, the two go for a formal food tasting, and then David surprises Jamie by announcing he has moved her reception to an awe inspiring location. And, of course, no colorful feathers and fun “Mummer” wedding reception would be complete without a live performance from; you guessed it, a band of Mummers!
If there’s one color that makes David Tutera’s skin crawl, it’s green. Unfortunately for David, his latest bride, Bernadette Davis, has her wedding infused with the colors Kiwi and cream for fashion, floral and decor. Plus, her reception venue is too small for her needs. So with only three weeks before the wedding, all of it has to go in order to transform his bride into the African Queen she desires to be. Working off just a picture of the bride’s frumpy dress was enough for David to bring Bernadette to Bridal Reflections and place her in a gown that has her glowing. Also, at Bridal Reflections, the bridesmaids’ gowns change and are given an African touch with tribal wraps supplied by Weavers. Time for a makeover, as Bernadette spends the day before her wedding at Mark Garrison salon receiving a pampering that not only helps her as a bride, but a woman as well, topped off with a new hairstyle and beautiful African headpiece. And no makeover would be complete without David announcing to his bride her reception will be moved from a venue that won’t work to the Pearl S. Buck Estate blown out like an African safari ideal for his African Queen.
It’s just three weeks from her wedding day and Dayira Muniz is about to show David Tutera just how sweet she wants her wedding. It takes a lot to shock this wedding planner, but David is shocked to find that most of her accessories are made of candy. Yes, she wants edible decor at a wedding! Her bouquet is made of lollypops, the centerpieces are candy, and even her archway is made of red licorice! And the venue? David believes it would have been more ideal to have his high school prom there than Dayira’s reception. But David will not lose the spirit and color of this wedding as he ditches Dayira’s traditional wedding dress for a sophisticated and sexy wedding dress from Gabriella. He takes his bride to Cake Alchemy where Dayira gets a true understanding of the latest wild and colorful trends in wedding cakes. The next outing for the pair, an afternoon tasting desserts prepared by a pastry chef whose goal is to teach them how desserts can be fun, but also elegant and sophisticated enough for a wedding. The sweetness doesn’t end there! David informs Dayira that her whole wedding, ceremony, cocktails and reception - are all being moved to the W Hotel Union Square! By the end of her wedding night, this will be the most colorful, festive candy-inspired day of her life!
Her wedding is just three weeks away and David Tutera’s bride Nicole O’Hara is all over the map when it comes to wedding planning. She loves the color purple, which is apparent in her wedding decor including her bridesmaid’s dresses. She’s obsessed with custom monograms, and internet surfs for trinkets from cocktail napkins to candle votives. And her venue? David did a wedding at the Glen Terrace and he wasn’t about to do that again. It’s David Tutera to the rescue as he changes her theme closer to her Jamaican heritage. First, a trip to RK Bridal to change out Nicole’s safe and traditional gown into something that fits her outgoing personality. But David wants more for his bride, so the two shop Alyce Designs where David finds the perfect party dress for her reception. At M&J Trimmings, the bridesmaids are dolled up in their purple dresses, but David adds more pizzazz by “blinging out” with trimmings. Later, it’s an exciting trip to Ciao Bella to create a custom flavored ice cream that will become the signature dessert at the reception. And speaking of receptions, David announces to Nicole that he’s not going back to the Glen Terrace, instead her wedding reception will be held at Xchange, an ultra hip loft with the best views of New York City. But before the wedding festivities begin, David has one more stop for his bride. He takes Nicole to CECINY to learn a thing or two about monogram thank you notes for her guests. When her wedding day finally arrives, Nicole is a Jamaican princess enjoying dancing to a reggae band supplied by none other than David Tutera!