Lifetime Will Stage Live Wedding Broadcasts Organized by David Freaking Tutera

David Tutera at a royal wedding watch party by Michaels (perfect)
David Tutera at a royal wedding watch party by Michaels (perfect)
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Lifetime has bagged David Tutera—whom you will likely recognize from his show on their competitor network, WE TV; and a major reality TV celebrity to me, somebody who spent the mid-2010s absolutely obsessed with his schtick—for an “eight-part reality event series.” Directly into my veins, thanks!


According to Deadline:

In the series, eight inspirational couples will work with renowned wedding and event planner Tutera, to receive the wedding of their dreams. Each week, one new couple will share their emotional and heart-warming story live from a different city or town across the country. Dramatic reveals will culminate in the live broadcast of the wedding, brought to life by Tutera, Lifetime says.

“We scoured the country to find the most amazing couples whose true stories of courage and survival against all odds define Real Love. We’re honored to celebrate these love stories with America,” said Gena McCarthy, executive VP and head of programing for Lifetime Unscripted and fyi; she must have business cards that measure five-by-seven inches, congrats to her.

Adam Reed, from the show’s production company Thinkfactory Media, added, “We set out to turn the wedding genre on its head by doing something that audiences have never seen before. Inviting all of America to a new wedding each week to witness the most deserving engaged couples in the country be celebrated by David Tutera’s unique creative vision LIVE! It will be an emotional and unrehearsed journey unlike any other.”

Competing for a very limited number of reality TV dream wedding spots is absolutely on my dystopian media environment bingo card. And yet, I’m sad that I canceled cable, because I love David Tutera and his magical venue transformations. But also glad, because I really do not have enough free time to find myself stretched out on the couch, crying about somebody else’s wedding journey, which is exactly what would happen, no question.

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Elsa Clench

Weddings have slowly evolved into Broadway productions mixed with“This Is Your Life” style retrospectives, combined with Vegas buffets with a Brighton Beach Fashion Show thrown in, where the bride gets to exhibit the darkest part of her spoiled soul, while the audience is held captive in ill-fitting costumes. And no, it is not an “honor” to be any part of the bridal party. Don’t get me started on Bridal Showers...