A Celeb Bride Gets Ready For Her Big Day!
January 25, 2006 / Source
TIFFANI THIESSEN wooed MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR on her run as Kelly on "Saved by the Bell" and romanced just about all of Beverly Hills on her four-year stint as Valerie on "Beverly Hills 90210." But the actress found real-life love with Texan hunk BRADY SMITH, whom she wed in a Provencial-themed ceremony in July.
"I was never one of those women that believed in love at first sight," Tiffani says of her first meeting with her new hubby on the ABC special "InStyle Celebrity Weddings." "But it was definitely, definitely there."
On the hour-long special, airing Monday, January 30 at 9 p.m., Tiffani and Brady reveal what went in to planning their nuptials. "We're very outdoor people so we wanted everything to be outside," Tiffani says. "We found this great old, old estate up on Montecito that just really fit everything we wanted."
The couple invited 135 guests to their California nuptials and the bride wore a strapless, A-line gown covered in French lace and tulle and designed by VERA WANG. "You can't go wrong with Vera Wang," she says.
The groom kept it on the more casual side. "We didn't want to do the very, very formal tuxedo so he wore KENNETH COLE," she says. "All the guys wore Kenneth Cole."
Tiffani admits that even after a year of planning, it didn't feel totally real to her until the big day. "After everybody started coming into the room, that's when it started becoming real to me that I'm going to be married," she says. "It was really quite overwhelming."
After saying their emotional "I do's" the newlyweds posed with Tiffani's "90210" cast members, including JASON PRIESTLEY and TORI SPELLING before enjoying a rustic French meal that included arugula salad with white truffle oil, filet mignon, champagne and a three-tiered confection.
"We didn't want traditional cake, we wanted a cheesecake that had a white chocolate fondant overlay ... very simple," Tiffani explains.
And to finish out the night -- plenty of dancing! "It was a perfect mixture of Provencial elegance with a Texan rowdiness," Brady says.
For a look inside Tiffani and Brady's wedding, watch tonight's ET! (Wednesday January 24 2006)