Fans who faithfully followed the reality TV romance between Lauri Waring and George Peterson on The Real Housewives of Orange County, seen on the Bravo network, were rewarded during the season three finale with scenes from their wedding, which took place on September 8, 2007. Knowing that home is where the heart is, the happy couple decided to be united in matrimony at their residence, and with the guidance of Barbara Wallace of Barbara Wallace Weddings their lawn was transformed into a virtual Garden of Eden, filled with fragrant roses which clung to hedges and archways and orchids which daintily dangled alongside crystal ornaments from the lower branches of the tree where the couple exchanged vows.
As song birds serenaded from the tree tops, bridesmaids and the matron of honor– each a verdant vision in the green dresses chosen for them– walked down the aisle ahead of three flower girls who sprinkled rose petals on the path before the bride made her grand entrance. The bride’s high-heeled Manolo Blahniks carrying her toward the man she loves, her diaphanous veil and the train of her wedding dress– a refined silhouette designed with a detailed, body-conscious bodice and a full skirt by former Project Runway contestant Austin Scarlett– gently swept the ground as she passed by the guests who stood in her honor.
Following the nuptials, a cascade of rose petals seemed to christen their union as the bride and groom walked up the aisle on their way to their reception. Held inside a tent erected on their property, 200 friends and family members drank toasts to the newlyweds from gold-rimmed champagne flutes as the newly pronounced Mrs. Peterson, her diamond jewelry from Black, Starr and Frost sparkling in the glow of crystal chandeliers, lovingly fed the first piece wedding cake to her husband.
Images and a video presentation of the wedding can be found on the bride’s official website, www.lauriwaring.com .