Their long-awaited day finally arrived Saturday, June 15, when Tamra Barney wed Eddie Judge in a swoon-worthy ceremony at St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif! We’ve been expecting the wedding since Eddie’s proposal at the end of last season, assumed it would be lavish, gorgeous and over-the-top, and counted on some fellow Housewives to be in attendance. What we didn’t expect was that ALL (count ’em) of Tamra’s fellow OC ‘Wives were there to support the couple on their big day (we’re giving everyone the benefit of the doubt that attendance was not contractually-obligated for the spinoff “Tamra’s OC Wedding). Also surprising was Tamra’s
casting selection of ladies for her bridal party. You’ll notice Vicki and Heather earned top spots next to Tamra at the altar but noticeably missing was Gretchen who looked on from her seat as a guest. What’s up with that? It would seem that there’s been quite the re-reversal of standing within their little BFF-love-triangle. Hmmm…..
On to the good stuff! TAMRA’S GOWN. Let me just say–wow. That beading, that train, her hair, the unique orchid cuff she opted for instead of a traditional bouquet. The gorgeous bride (and I remind you, this woman is 44 years old!!) was stunning in one of her three Mark Zunino gowns. Yes, there are two more that we have yet to see!!!
As for the intricate crystal and orchid cuff that Barney wore on her hand, Diann Valentine blogged about the unqiue accessory on her site, explaining that it “featured hanging crystals and Phalaenopsis Orchid stems.”
The designer continues, “This was a modern accent to her gorgeous gown without impeding the view of all of its intricate beadwork.”
Ok, I’ll stop talking now and let you feast your eyes on the photos I’ve been able to search out. Nothing official has been released yet so these are paparazzi shots.
We see guests arriving (including Alexis in a barbie-worthy hot pink gown), see Gretchen and Lydia in their seats and see the bridal party and eventually the bride and groom as the ceremony progresses.
What do you think? Are you excited to see it all unfold when the wedding special airs Sep 2?