Platinum Weddings

2006, TV Show

Spotlighting extravagant nuptials and how they are planned.

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Season 4, Episode 32
As an Olympian, the bride impressed millions with her skill and speed. When it comes to her wedding day, she's also going for the gold. Bride Sanya Richards and her groom, pro-football player Aaron Ross, are one of the country's hottest celebrity sports couples. When they say, "I do," it will be one for the record books with a room full of champions in attendance. With a budget of close to $600,000, this platinum affair is first-class all the way. Sanya may sport a tracksuit when she's training, but on her big day, the beautiful bride is going for pure princess. Her spectacular $40,000 St. Pucci Couture mermaid-style gown looks like it came from a fairytale and is the perfect style statement to go along with her seven carat diamond engagement ring. Their 500 guests knew they were in for something extra special when they first got a peak of the couple's elaborately designed wedding invitations, which cost $20,000 to create. As the details continue to unfold, this wedding spectacular gets bigger and better at every turn. The couple's design team will descend on a luxury hotel located the lush green banks of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas to make Sanya's opulent wedding dreams come true. With a theme of "Fashionable Elegance," the ballroom will be done up in white and gold. The space will be filled with impressive arrangements of orchids, calla lilies and English garden roses. Illuminated tables will be covered in gold silk, with a gold and ivory silk overlay. White chandeliers, cascading crystals, and white mink pillows will add a touch of pizzazz. In addition to the best day of her life, the bride has something else to celebrate - her 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, Sanya is setting up a sexy cocktail lounge complete with gaming tables and an all-star line up of top recording artists. From the glamorous reception to the electrifying after-party, this platinum wedding shines as an all-star event.

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Season 4, Episode 31
Kristel and Jason are passionate about sports and each other. He made a name for himself as a cornerback in the NFL, winning a Superbowl ring along the way. She's also on the run with a talent for women's track and field. The two were introduced by Kristel's coach who, in addition to playing cupid, also happens to be Jason's sister. When Jason popped the question, he did it up big, flying their closest friends and family to Vegas for a special proposal "surprise" party. The answer was "yes" and now Jason wants his platinum wedding to be even more memorable. Unable to decide between a traditional or contemporary setting, Kristel and Jason decided to do both, calling their theme "a modern vintage romance." Amid the elegant confines of the Westlake Village Inn in California's prestigious Westlake area, the $400,000 extravaganza will feature two totally separate and distinctive spaces. The ballroom will be done up in classic shades of cream, white, champagne and mauve, while the downstairs after-party will be sleek and chic, with accent colors of black and red. Kristel will dazzle on her wedding day in a $15,000 custom-made gown and $1 million in bridal bling by legendary jeweler Neil Lane. Between the bracelet, the necklace and the earrings, she'll be covered in more than one hundred carats in diamonds. The bride and groom are also making music a big part of their celebration. They've lined up everyone from jazz musicians to a gospel choir to keep their guests entertained all night long. Instead of traditional seating arrangements, a gourmet spread will be prepared at specially designed "feasting tables." After a mouthwatering dinner, the 150 guests will be treated to a private concert courtesy of famed neo-soul artist Dwele and dance the night away to the sounds of a celebrity deejay. For these two sports lovers and their guests, this unique platinum bash is sure to be a winner.

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Season 4, Episode 30
Eddie fell head over heels for Catherine when he spotted her at a party in their hometown of Houston four years ago, but she was leaving town for law school, and he was staying behind to become a resident surgeon. When Catherine returned to work in her family's restaurant business, they met up again and this time, she fell for him too. Now they're ready to walk down the aisle and they're pulling out all the stops. Catherine's family is shelling out over seven hundred thousand dollars to create an incredible garden atmosphere that Catherine and Eddie will never forget. One seventh of the budget, a hundred thousand dollars, is being spent on the flowers alone, to realize the couple's "fantasy land" theme. Since Catherine is Chinese and Eddie is Korean, they included unique Asian accents in the overall design. The ballroom will be softly lit by large canopies fringed with pink, red and lavender blooms to create a pastel paradise. The wedding and reception will be held in the same room, but will have two completely different looks, showcased by two separate color schemes. The guests will enter a ceremonial hall done up in pink tones. When they return after cocktails, they will find the ballroom transformed and all aglow in shades of lavender. On her wedding day, the Bride presents her bridal party with gifts of rose and amethyst jewelry. Her own jewelry of South Sea pearl earrings with diamond bows and a South Sea pearl necklace complement her ivory wedding dress perfectly. Catherine's parents helped her choose her romantic Lazaro designed gown. Catherine's mom has been instrumental in every step of the planning. But she has a big surprise: it's an impressive wedding cake created by a celebrity cake designer, and adorned with100 handcrafted sugar flowers. The evening ends in fairy tale style with Catherine and Eddie being swept away by a horse drawn carriage.

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Season 4, Episode 29
As soon as Jeff met Carrie, it was love at first sight. The couple soon realized they were made for each other. Seven years and two kids later, this couple is finally ready to say I do. So they're planning the fairytale wedding that Carrie has been dreaming about for years. They've designed a sumptuous wedding that harkens back to a more romantic and opulent time. The venue they chose in their hometown of Miami is an Italian-styled waterfront estate built in 1916. The Renaissance-inspired architecture and lush gardens provide a luxurious backdrop to their six hundred thousand dollar wedding. From the white and ivory tones in the decor and floral designs, to the gold and silver tablescapes, bride Carrie's vision is all about class, elegance and high-society sophistication. The bride has always wanted to be married under a canopy and the custom-made creation was designed with curly willow, moss, and an array of white flowers to capture the spirit of the surrounding gardens on the 180-acre estate. Carrie's stunning Bagley Mishka wedding gown is a dress made for a princess: a Chantilly lace strapless sheath with Swarovski crystals along the neckline. And the bride's Harry Winston jewelry really sparkles. From the four carat, D Color, internally flawless, micropave ring, to the two carat flawless earrings, the bride's jewelry alone comes in at four hundred thousand dollars! To top off her look, the princess in this fairytale gets her hair styled in a very traditional updo, but with a modern twist of long flowing loose ringlet curls. As the bride and groom exchange vows under the ethereal canopy, the groom has eyes only for his bride. After the outdoor wedding, the guests enjoy a cocktail hour inside the estate and then stroll out to the east terrace for a lavish seven course dinner under the stars. And then it's party time as the bridal couple and guests dance into the night.

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