I am a huge fan of the Today Show! I've been watching it religiously since I was 13 - thousands of miles away in the Philippines via cable tv. My favorite feature in the show is their yearly wedding giveaway. I've seen all their weddings and I must say that Jeremy and Melissa's 2010 celebration is by far my personal favorite.

This year's "modern love" theme was perfectly executed by THE celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie. Need I say more!? I adore Colin Cowie - he is the king of wedding chic. The details were chosen by us viewers, yet everything coordinated perfectly and effortlessly. The vibe was urban, lush, and romantic. There was an understated glamour in the details, nothing over-the-top or fussy. Lavender roses, phalaenopsis orchids, and white hydrangeas adorned the Today Show plaza for the ceremony. The reception took place at the Hudson Terrace, which was set up with modern banquet-style tables topped off with linen table cloths. A neutral palette of beige, white, and taupe was accented with hints of lavender. Centerpieces of white hydrangea, phalaenopsis orchids, and calla lily in black glass vases lined the tables.

The bride, Melissa looked stunning in her champagne lace Paloma Blanca gown, however I had my eye on the bridesmaid's dresses. Their Bari Jay goddess-inspired dresses in the lavender-gray hue were to-die-for! Needless to say, that went straight into my own future wedding's inspiration folder. Jeremy, the groom changed from his military dress into a clean white Kenneth Cole tux for the reception - dashing! The bouquets - so simple and elegant! The bride carried an all-white bouquet of hydrangeas topped with "floating" phalaenopsis orchids. The Bridesmaids carried cascading bouquets of lavender phalaenopsis orchids, which were gently cradled in their arms during the walk down the aisle. 

Here are some of the shots taken by Denis Reggie for Bella Pictures:

Photos: Denis Reggie for Bella Pictures