My third bride, Mandy, really threw me for a loop! She is so different than any other bride I have worked with, so I had to get really creative to pull off an event that showed off her personality–but in an elegant way. After sitting with Mandy and her fiancĂ© Mike, it was clear that the look for their wedding had to be ‘old Hollywood glamour with a rock ‘n roll twist.’

However, nothing Mandy had chosen for her wedding reflected the 1940s glamour she wanted for her big day, so most of it had to go! I had a lot of work to do and I brought Mandy along with me. From dresses to cakes it was an absolute joy spending time with her, and we even cooked up a surprise for her guests!

It was certainly a challenge to translate Mandy and Mike’s personalities into an elegant event, but the result was unforgettable and this was the biggest transformation yet. Tune in this Sunday to see how Mandy handles my wedding day takeover–it truly was a dream come true for this Hollywood starlet!

Mandy’s wedding is a great example of one of the biggest wedding trends this year; “The Party Dress.” So many brides dream of walking down the aisle and posing for formal pictures in a traditional wedding gown but want to feel lighter and sexier for their reception. Having a second, slinkier dress to change into for the reception is the perfect way to get the best of both worlds and is a great way to show off your personality!