Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice married her sweetheart, Luis Ruelas, in a luxe, fairytale wedding at the Park Château Estate & Gardens. The outdoor ceremony took full advantage of the venue’s spectacular Versailles-inspired gardens, to which Teresa and her planner added large, white-rose covered hearts as a backdrop to their sweet 'I dos.'
A Wedding Day Look Fit for a Queen
Teresa, of course, looked fabulous! For her ceremony, she wore a custom blush mermaid wedding dress by Mark Zunino from Bridal Reflections with shimmering shoes. Mark Zunino also created her sheer, beaded gloves and extra-long cathedral veil embroidered with hearts with the words "Sempre Insieme"—the phrase means "Always Together" and pays tribute to Teresa's late mother and father. For her reception, Teresa slipped into a dreamy, off-the-shoulder Galia Lahav gown from Bridal Reflections with a corseted, sheer bodice and all-over floral embroidery.
Crowned With a Royal Statement
The perfect finishing touch to Teresa’s romantic, extravagant hairstyle was her wedding tiara from Bridal Styles Boutique! After getting engaged, Teresa, with her beautiful daughter Gia and her stylist and longtime friend, Lucia Casazza, visited us in search of the perfect bridal headpiece. Though she tried on several different types of hair accessories, Teresa’s heart kept drawing her toward our bridal tiaras. As she placed the last wedding crown on her head, Teresa’s eyes lit up and both Gia and Lucia said, “That’s your piece!” We could feel how much they both loved Teresa and wanted her to feel and look like royalty! It was such a very, very sweet moment, and we’re honored to have been there. The bridal crown Teresa chose is a piece from our Couture Collection, which is composed of customizable, handmade bridal hair accessories. Teresa's is encrusted with genuine, high-quality, marquis and round-cut crystals which contribute to creating her wedding crown’s overall look of regal elegance.
Before anyone dons their gowns, there's some beauty preparation and lounging with champagne. So, why not look as chic as possible and take beautiful photos? Case in point: Teresa and her daughters, who all slipped into glam LeLaurier robes.
Dazzling Bridal Party Style
As you can tell, Teresa’s daughters—Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana—are close to her heart. We all wanted them to sparkle like stars on her wedding day, so we made unique, glittering hair combs for each lovely young woman! Gia, the maid of honor, received a hair accessory a bit larger in size to help her stand out.
A Romantic Celebration
The fairytale feel of Teresa and Luis's ceremony extended into their reception. Strung with hanging, beaded votive candles and roses on ribbons, trees of white flowers and greenery made up the centerpieces. A floral-printed dancefloor and loads of candlelight added to the aesthetic, as did all the space's crystal chandeliers. When Teresa and Luis took center stage for their first dance, smoke machines filled the floor—the two literally danced on cloud nine!