Season 1, Episode 2
David helps a Marilyn Monroe impersonator with her 1950s-inspired wedding.
David Tutera has worked with hundreds of brides over the years, but none of them quite like Mandy Ferrer. Mandy’s a bleach-blonde, tattoo-covered, Marilyn Monroe impersonator from Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, whose wedding to her fiancé, Mike, promises to be nothing if not unique. A potluck reception for 200 guests…paper plates shaped like vinyl records…a cupcake wedding cake with plastic spiders crawling over the top. It’s enough to make David’s skin crawl. So with only a few weeks to go before the wedding, David and his team set out to turn this Marilyn wanna-be into a glamorous starlet—and transform her wedding into a scene right out of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” First up: a lavish new pink and diamond-studded cake design by Sugar Couture. Next, David replaces Mandy’s reception dress and her bridesmaid’s dresses with gorgeous new red-carpet inspired gowns by designer Faviana and arranges for Mandy to have her own private photo shoot modeling one of the dresses. He also has her train with a top Broadway singing coach so she can serenade Mike at the reception. But David’s biggest surprise is the reception itself...no longer at the wedding hall in Jersey where Mandy had planned, but rather in the grand ballroom of one of Philadelphia’s most spectacular hotels. It’s an unforgettable night for an unforgettable bride!