More than a year after her best friend Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walked down the aisle, Jessica Mulroney tells wedding trends and wedding planning advice about Good Morning America.
Speaking in a segment broadcast this morning, the 39-year-old stylist and GMA correspondent said that decorating tables with natural greenery and grass, offering food stations that you can eat so much, and wearing multiple dresses right now is popular. .
Jessica also used her expertise and plans a special wedding in the Dominican Republic for a happy couple from Texas.
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Wedding expert: Jessica Mulroney, 39, shared the wedding tips that draw her attention to Good Morning America
Trending: Jessica said that natural elements of greenery, such as decorating wedding tables with grass, are also becoming more common at weddings
& # 39; There is no longer a real cookie cutter ceremony or event & # 39 ;, said the mother of three and added that today & # 39; anything can & # 39; in weddings.
& # 39; People really do everything they want, which is great. & # 39;
With the biggest trends she sees, the TV fashion expert said that huge & # 39; grazing stations & # 39; with meat and cheese instead of snacks becoming more popular and people opting for food trucks instead of desserts.
And – with the trend of & # 39; natural green to the limit & # 39; – couples even spend their big day in the forest.
& # 39; Grass is very large now, & # 39; Jessica said, explaining that it is used both in a setting and on a table.
As a stylist, Jessica naturally also keeps an eye on bridal fashion trends. But she said that & # 39; classic looks that never go out of style & # 39; still what brides are advising them to go for.
& # 39; If you see your wedding dress in a photo in 10 years, you'll love it & # 39 ;, she always asks upcoming brides. & # 39; Trends are generally not something we will love in ten years. & # 39;
The fashionable TV personality added that she likes women increasingly choosing more than one dress.
On the way to the studio: Mom-of-three Jessica arrives in a fitting dress for her appearance at Good Morning America
Stylist: she accessorized with nude heels and a matching bag, and added ponytail
& # 39; They can't decide, they want to have two looks. The right dress to walk through the aisle and then something nicer that reflects their personality. Shorter dresses and jumpsuits are really in, & she said.
While Jessica pre-recorded some tips for the show, speaking on camera in a blue blazer and oversized golden hoops, she also stopped by the New York City studio on Tuesday to serve everything at weddings.
She dressed in a figure-like pink dress that reached over the knee and had a high neckline with a keyhole opening.
Spotted outside by paparazzi, she accepted with bare heels and a simple shoulder bag and wore her hair in a ponytail.
In the broadcast, Jessica gave numerous tips to other couples who were preparing to organize wedding parties at remote locations.
She said that planning is the most important thing to take into account.
Tips: Jessica shared her expert advice on planning a destination wedding – including finding a resort with a wedding planner included in the package
& # 39; Plan ahead, because then you will find the best travel deals, the best resort offers, & # 39; she said
do not do it! When it comes to decoration, Jessica said that brides who are determined to import their favorite flowers should reconsider
& # 39; Plan ahead, because then you will find the best travel deals, the best resort offers and it is a courteous thing for your guests, because they will eventually take time off and you want them there & # 39 ;, she said on Good Morning America.
Jessica, who married her husband Ben Mulroney in 2008, said organizing a wedding abroad also & # 39; certainly & # 39; can be cheaper.
She advised couples to look for package deals and all-inclusive resorts, especially deals that come with the price of a wedding planner and alcohol included.
& # 39; I know that alcohol was a huge expense for my wedding, but so were the wedding planners, all of which are included, & # 39; she laughed.
When it comes to decoration, Jessica said that brides who are determined to import their favorite flowers should reconsider.
& # 39; I have worked with many brides who want to import their favorite flower, & # 39; she said. & # 39; There are so many tropical, beautiful flowers, it is cheaper and they can also withstand the climate. & # 39;
Another useful tip was to save money on the professional photographer for the afterparty by storing the tables with lots of disposable cameras, so that guests could capture the memories.
All of these tips were put to the test when Jessica had the task of planning a wedding for a military couple from Central Texas.
Winners: couple Bobbie Case-Akins and Alonzo Vallecillo found out that they had won the wedding competition in March 2019 and are congratulated by Jessica and host Michael Strahan
Planning: Jessica started organizing a romantic beach wedding for the couple, pictured with their son Lucas
Bobbie Case-Akins and Alonzo Vallecillo, who first left a park while wearing jeans, were treated to their dream-destination wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, designed and planned by Jessica.
Bobbie and Alonzo said & # 39; I Do & # 39; in a carefully organized beach ceremony, reciting their vows under a floral gazebo against the backdrop of the ocean.
As part of their prize, Mama-a-Bobbie wore a sweetheart lace and chiffon dress from Kleinfeld Bridal Salon in New York City, which she selected with the help of Jessica.
The white bohemian beach dress, designed by Pnina Tornai, is on sale for $ 5,500 at the iconic Manhattan bridal shop.
Celebrity stylist Jessica has been a consultant for Kleinfelds since 2014 (made famous by the Say Yes To The Dress show).
She even helped her best friend Meghan Markle choose a dress from the Toronto Kleinfeld store for the episode of the fifth season of Suits when her character Rachel Zane got married.
At work: the Canadian fashion stylist revealed how she decorated Bobbie and Alonzo's wedding to achieve the desired boho beach theme
Local: Jessica advised on the importance of securing flowers from local suppliers instead of importing flowers that would wilt in warm climates
Groom Alonzo was also treated by celebrities because Jessica helped him choose a Chatham navy suit from Indochino, which he personalized by adding a monogram.
From the beginning to the end, Jessica made sure the couple's wedding was everything they had ever dreamed of.
She chose the Royalton resort in Punta Cana as the location for the perfect ceremony. Jessica noticed that Bobbie's favorite color was purple and made sure that lilac petals were spread throughout the aisle.
For the wedding of Bobbie and Alonzo, Jessica took on board their desired aesthetic.
For the ceremony, she chose a bohemian wooden altar with loosely draped cream-colored fabrics and arrangements of greenery with lilac, blushing and ivory flowers. There were also golden geometric lanterns and wooden chairs with comfortable cream cushions for the guests.
For the reception, guests dined in a distinctive & # 39; Love on the Beach & # 39; cocktail; a mix of peach schnapps, vodka, orange juice, a dash of cranberry juice and a garnish of orange wedges. They then dined loosely with organza under wooden awnings and decorated with candles, string lights and handing over terrariums.
Beach vibe: for the Bobbie and Alonzo ceremony, Jessica opted for a lush green garland with lilac flowers that represent Bobbie's favorite colors
Best friends: Jessica with her bestie Meghan Markle at an event in Toronto in 2016
The couple were toasted while guests were treated to a menu with fried chicken tacos and seafood ceviche hors d & o 39v and an island-inspired menu of savory saffron seafood cazuelita, a Surf and Turf starter and Baked Alaska as dessert.
The couple's son Lucas had chosen the lilac cherry on the vanilla wedding cake for the sweet treat.
Bobbie and Alonzo originally met when they were deployed in Iraq.
Alonzo suggested and the couple walked into a park with jeans on and went back to work the next day.
Their son Lucas was born three months early and was diagnosed with Silver-Russell syndrome, a growth disorder.
When they entered the Good Morning America competition, they triumphed over 1,000 other couples competing for the prize.
Other prize sponsors included Wedding vacations from Wedding Express and Elizabeth Arden, and the couple chose bands from the Forevermark Engagement and Commitment Collection.
The Big Day: Jessica, in navy, with her daughter Ivy, front right, accompanied by Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Florence of Cutsem after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George & # 39; s Chapel in May 2018
Husband: Jessica married her TV host partner Ben Mulroney in 2008
Jessica, who has often been nicknamed Canada & # 39; s fashion fairy, has been a fixture on Good Morning America since the end of last year.
She became famous as Meghan Markle's best friend, but her fashion career dates back decades.
& # 39; Styling is such a small part of what I do & # 39 ;, she said recently Harper & # 39; s Bazaar. & # 39; I have around 10 jobs. People don't know that I work so much at the back of things. They think I only dress people. I work with brands. & # 39;
Thanks to her background in fashion and weddings, it was always assumed that Jessica was an important part of the planning of Meghan & # 39; s 2018 wedding for Prince Harry – although neither party has ever delved into it.
The three Mulroney children – eight-year-old twins John and Brian and five-year-old Ivy – served as page boys and flower girls for one of the most talked about weddings in recent years.
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