April 10, 2011 11:00 AM by Shayla Perry
It’s hard to imagine trying to throw a pug-themed Jewish wedding, but that’s exactly what reality TV couple-turned-wedding planners, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, set out to do on their new Oxygen show, Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings. If anyone can make “pug chic” work, it’s Tori Spelling; and the happy couple couldn’t be happier with the result!
“Once we found out Tori & Dean were planning our wedding, we really got into the idea of a ‘pug chic’ theme because we knew we were in good hands…not just good hands actually, but in the most perfect hands for what we wanted,” Samantha and Steven write of their experience on Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s Oxygen reality show. “As for the Jewish ceremony…our Jewish faith is very important to both of us so there was no question that we would have a Jewish wedding and be married by a Rabbi.”
Not feeling bounded by having to incorporate traditional Jewish customs into the ceremony and reception, Tori and Dean were determined to make Samantha and Steven’s (and the Gus’s) day extra special.
“The surprises at the wedding were INCREDIBLE and absolutely exceeded all of our expectations,” adds the couple. “We both flipped over the pug adoption center. It completely blew our minds and it’s something we know we will never see at any other wedding.”
Steven was extremely impressed with the candy bar and photo booth at the reception, but for Samantha, there was one thing that stuck out above anything else…
“My favorite moment actually occurred before the wedding ceremony when Steven and I saw each other for the first time,” shares the bride. “It was so touching to see Steven turn into mush and cry. I knew he would be emotional, but I didn’t expect to see him THAT emotional. I felt so beautiful and happy and special at that moment…I felt like a bride. There was so much love and joy between us and it was the best feeling. All of my anxiety and nerves disappeared when I saw him and saw how he reacted.”
“[Tori & Dean:] sTORIbook Weddings was an incredible experience and we feel so lucky to have had Tori [Spelling] and Dean [McDermott] plan our wedding,” writes the couple. “They were more than just our wedding planners. They became our friends and exceeded all of our expectations. … To date, this was the most special day of our lives and we owe so much of that to Tori and Dean.”
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