Weddings - even the ones on TV (real or on soaps) - make me cry. So, as expected, I shed a few tears this morning as NBC's "Today" show threw another of its celebrated outdoor weddings (the eighth) at Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
The couple? Well, they're just about the cutest twosome ever. Cody and Jessica from Mesa, Ariz., (pictured) tied the knot in front of about 100 friends and family members - and probably millions of us watching from home with a cup of coffee in our pjs!
The twist this time around is that the show teamed up with none other than wedding diva Martha Stewart, who helped select all the essentials that America voted on for the big day, i.e., wedding rings, wedding gown, wedding party attire and wedding cake.
Her staff even decorated the reception venue - Tiffany & Co. - for a "Breakfast at Tiffany's"-style gathering after the ceremony. Mini bloody marys and Tiffany's signature pale blue-rimmed glasses filled to the brim with champagne were on the menu.
It was the first time ever the famed Fifth Avenue jewelry store was the site for a reception.
The only thing Martha didn't have a hand in were the honeymoon destinations we voted for. FYI: The lucky couple is headed to the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean. Guess they don't need a chaperone, huh?
Jessica and Cody are likely the youngest couple to wed on the morning show. She's 23; he's 22, but it was love at first sight when they met schlepping meat and potatoes at a steakhouse in Arizona.
And, from a fashion standpoint, Jessica was certainly one of the loveliest brides ever. And, because she's young, America picked a Cinderella-worthy strapless ball gown designed by Reem Acra that featured a ton of hand beading and embroidery (you could see it on TV) and a chapel-length train. Heck, Jessica could be the next Cinderella!
The bridesmaids' dresses were in an appropriately fall-like shade of ginger (knee-length) and designed by Watters & Watters. Cody and his stable of groomsmen looked dapper in two-button suits in heather gray cashmere flannel with a white cotton broadcloth shirt and point collar designed by none other than "Project Runway" judge Michael Kors
If you forgot to TiVo or just want more details about the wedding, it will be featured in the winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, which hits newsstands on Dec. 24.