Debbie, a kindergarten teacher and Daniel, a high school teacher save their money all year to travel during the summer. Travel is life to the couple! The only snag is that David finds this theme to be BORING, and with the couple not being as adventurous as David would hope, WE’re not sure how he will pull this one off. Get to know this couple a little bit better by checking out some fun facts and stats below:
- The first trip the couple took together was to East Africa, roughing it in the bush
- Debbie loves red roses!
- Debbie was originally planning a “Black and White Old Hollywood and Traveling Teachers” wedding
- The couple always wanted to get married outdoors
- Even though they went to the same high school they did not actually know each other
- Daniel and Debbie had some of the same friends in high school
- Debbie and Daniel met on Facebook two years ago
- Debbie and Daniel have been engaged for six months
- Daniel did not want a traditional wedding
- Daniel and Debbie love spending time doing activities outside
Erika and her fiancé, James, have been engaged for 11 months and are looking forward to their wedding. But between a traditional Samoan money dance (headpiece and all) and an overwhelmed bride, this wedding is starting to scare David. Get to know this couple a little bit better by checking out some fun facts and stats below:
- Original wedding venue was going to be at her uncle’s yard in San Pedro, California
- Erika wanted a donkey at her wedding for her guests to take pictures with
- She thought that planning a wedding would be so much fun
- Erika finds that it has been very difficult to find an affordable wedding venue that gives her the Spanish feel that she wants
- James and his Polynesian family love to dance
- Erika wanted to ask one of her friends to use her wedding dress
- The couple met seven years ago while attending community college
- They dated for a few months, but things didn’t work out due to James’ constant traveling and focus on baseball
- James and Erika say their daughter is a Meximoan creation- Mexican and Samoan
James’ family doesn’t like spicy Mexican food, which Erika wants for the wedding
Regina is one of the brides of all past and current seasons that has touched my heart. She and I had a really strong relationship from the moment I met her at her front door. She reminds me of why I love what I do and why I love the show so much. And the show, in this season specifically, isn’t necessarily about weddings, but it’s really about the girl–the woman–and her struggles and sometimes the pain, which Regina had, and how it’s important to work past it to get to a happier place… which we did together.
Overall, I loved watching Regina watch the things happening. She was one of the few brides that I could spend time with, saying nothing, but simply step back and bask in seeing how happy she was made by the things being done for her.
She was a girl who truly had a Pygmalion moment. She completely blossomed. “Dragonflies” was the overall theme for her wedding, and I think of dragonflies as sort of these little whimsical creatures that are a surprise that they actually exist when you stop and look at them. And they’re just like Regina: whimsical and playful, but young and serious. Working and spending time with her was like a breath of fresh air. I saw Regina as being such a beautiful woman when I met her, and the most important thing is that after our time together, she too realized how beautiful a person she is.