Teresa Giudice wears Mark Zunino gown and crystal tiara to marry Luis Ruelas – Page Six
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By Melissa Minton and Emily Selleck
August 7, 2022 | 12:39pm
Teresa Giudice looked like a real-life princess during her lavish wedding over the weekend.
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star said “I do” to Luis “Louie” Ruelas on Saturday at the Park Chateau Estate in East Brunswick, NJ, with family, friends and co-stars in attendance.
Giudice, 50, stunned in a Mark Zunino gown while the groom looked sharp in a white suit jacket and bow tie.
The OG “RHONJ” star also wore a custom crystal tiara by Bridal Styles Couture and a veil by Bridal Reflections – which was embroidered to match the tattoo she got in honor of her late mother, Antonia Gorga, who died in March 2017.
“The bride wore a custom Mark Zunino Atelier blush mermaid gown that featured over 300 yards of hand-draped English netting,” Zunino told Page Six Style in a statement.
“The train was over 100 inches long accented in crystal and pearl details with long white beaded evening gloves to match. I wanted to help Teresa pay tribute to her family in some way, so her veil was designed exclusively for her with three large hearts and the Italian phrase ‘Sempre Insieme’ which means ‘Always Together.’”
Zunino continued, “She told me that everything in her life happens in threes, and with the number 3, thus three pink hearts were embroidered over her heart and three ‘3’s’ were embroidered down the inside of her bodice. All of the elements were designed to help inspire a fantastic future filled with ‘love, love, love’ which Teresa always says!”
Zunino seems to be a go-to for “Housewives” heading down the aisle, having designed wedding dresses for both Denise Richards (when she married Aaron Phypers in 2018) and Tamra Judge (when she wed Eddie Judge in 2013).
The designer has even made cameos on episodes of the “Real Housewives of Orange County” and the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Outside of bridal, he’s dressed celebrities ranging from Britney Spears and Beyoncé to Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Collins.
The bridesmaids, which included her co-stars Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin as well as daughters Gia, 21, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12, got ready with Teresa while wearing pink fur-trimmed robes from Lé Lauriér Bridal by Lauren Holovka.
They then changed into blush pink dresses, in different styles, from Cocos Chateau Gowns for the ceremony and reception.
Among those not in attendance was Dina Manzo, who has since relocated to California.
Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga, and wife Melissa Gorga, also skipped the nuptials, Page Six exclusively revealed.
“They were invited,” an insider told us, noting there was a “very tense ‘Housewives’ finale” filmed one week before the wedding.
Giudice and Ruelas, 48, got engaged in October 2021, one year after the former finalized her divorce from ex-husband Joe Giudice.
While Giudice initially denied that the nuptials would be filmed for Bravo, Melissa hinted that cameras would be rolling for a wedding special.
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