Season 1, Episode 3
Everyone who knows her knows how much Wanda Ortiz loves Miami, but since she can’t bring her friends and family to South Beach for her wedding, Wanda has decided to bring South Beach to New Jersey…
Everyone who knows her knows how much Wanda Ortiz loves Miami, but since she can’t bring her friends and family to South Beach for her wedding, Wanda has decided to bring South Beach to New Jersey. That’s the theme of her wedding—“South Beach”—and Wanda thinks she’s done a terrific job with the colors and décor. Among her choices: bright purple and neon green bridesmaid dresses, martini glass centerpieces, and glowing plastic ice cubes in all of her guest’s drinks. What Wanda doesn’t count on is David Tutera throwing out all of her ideas so he can instead throw her the kind of chic and tasteful South Beach wedding she never could have imagined. He starts by replacing the bridesmaids’ dresses with stylish designer gowns from JLM. To heat things up, David arranges for Wanda and her fiancé, Bert, to have salsa dance lessons with two of the world’s top Latin dance champions. Later, David meets Wanda for drinks at Manhattan’s exclusive Hotel Gansevoort where, in addition to sampling the specialty martini David has planned for her reception, Wanda learns the importance of properly toasting her guests. And on the day of her wedding, Wanda discovers that David has transformed her reception venue—a hotel ballroom in New Jersey—into a beautiful, hip, South Beach-style “club” rivaling the hottest nightspots on Ocean Drive.