August 7, 2022 | 12: 39pm
Teresa Giudice appeared as if a real-life princess during her lavish wedding on the weekend.
Giudice, 50, stunned in a Mark Zunino gown as 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 that was embroidered to complement the tattoo she got honoring 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 complement.I wanted to greatly help Teresa pay tribute to her family for some reason, so her veil was designed exclusively on her behalf with three large hearts and the Italian phrase Sempre Insieme this means Always Together.
Zunino continued,She explained that everything in her life happens in threes, sufficient reason for the quantity 3, thus three pink hearts were embroidered over her heart and three 3s were embroidered down the within of her bodice.All the elements were made to help inspire an excellent future filled up with love, love, love which Teresa always says!
Zunino appears to be a go-to for Housewives heading down the aisle, having designed wedding gowns 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 true Housewives of Orange County and the true Housewives of Beverly Hills. Beyond bridal, hes dressed celebrities which range from Britney Spears and Beyonc to Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Collins.
The bridesmaids, including her co-stars Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin in addition to daughters Gia, 21, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12,got ready with Teresa while wearing pink fur-trimmed robes from L Laurir Bridal by Lauren Holovka.
Then they became blush pink dresses, in various styles, from Cocos Chateau Gowns for the ceremony and reception.
The type of not in attendance was Dina Manzo, who has since relocated to California.
Teresas brother Joe Gorga, and wife Melissa Gorga, also skipped the nuptials, Page Six exclusively revealed.
These were invited, an insider told us, noting there is an extremely tense Housewives finale filmed seven days prior to the wedding.
Giudice and Ruelas, 48,got engagedin October 2021, twelve months following the former finalized her divorce from ex-husband Joe Giudice.
While Giudice initially denied that the nuptials will be filmed for Bravo, Melissa hinted that cameras will be rolling for a marriage special.