This July marks the hottest month of the year to date with soaring temperatures basically scorching much of the US — but that’s not stopping wedding season. A couple of celebrity weddings went down over the last couple days and based on what we can tell from the Instagram love, it looked like they made it the best weekend ever in spite of the heat.
Lauren Manzo + Vito Scalia
RHONJ alum and current star of Manzo’d With Children Lauren Manzo married her longtime BF Vito Scalia on Friday at St. Cyril’s Church in New York City with a reception at the Manzo family restaurant in (where else?) New Jersey.
Her stylist Gilda Hoss posted stunning shots of the the bride on her big day — and wow, the ballgown, the lovely bride + that lavish, show-stealing cathedral veil with lace flower appliqués. No boho flower crowns here! If you’re looking for a way to take your wedding to black-tie next level, definitely consider an over-the-top and unique veil to top off your look.
Fantasia Barrino + Kendall Taylor
The 2004 American Idol champ wed her fiancé on a yacht over the weekend in a statement-making red and black themed wedding. When thinking up summer color schemes, red + black might not be top of mind, but Fantasia proved it can be done (and done beautifully) any time of year. Brides + Grooms, use that as a reminder to go with your favorites vs what everyone is doing/what might be more seasonally appropriate to keep your signature stamp on things.
The bride posted this adorable pic of herself and her new husband, writing in the caption: “God did not forget about me.” Aww, just look at that smile! The bouquet of all red roses is perfect for the classic bride and clearly fits in to the color theme beautifully.
The singer also posted this pic on her Instagram of herself getting a red rose petal shower the day before the ceremony. Channeling some Angelina, the thigh-high slit in that dress makes for one super sultry rehearsal dinner outfit. Love seeing the black and red theme continuing throughout the festivities.
Bonus! The Burger-King Couple Got Hitched
It happened, guys. The first fast food sponsored wedding in America went down this past weekend. Aww-inducing childhood sweethearts Joel Burger and Ashley King of New Berlin, Illinois got engaged and announced to their friends and family in a photo snapped in front of the burger joint. Burger King caught wind of the upcoming union and offered to pay for the couple’s dream wedding.
The couple, who have known each other since childhood, and their whole wedding party donned the iconic paper crowns for one absolutely memorable photo shoot. It’s surprising just how well a Burger King crown goes with a flower crown.
Plus, for a funny touch, the groomsmen all wore Burger King tees under their dress shirts + burger socks. It’s definitely all about those special little details that really makes your wedding day so unique.
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