Inside Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ extravagant wedding

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Inside Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ extravagant wedding

Teresa Giudice and Luis “Louie” Ruelas appeared to have the time of their lives at their wedding.

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, 50, and the businessman, 48, tied the knot in an extravagant ceremony and reception Saturday in front of family, friends and co-stars.

Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas waved at guests from the alter in their first moments as husband and wife.
Teresa Giudice and Luis “Louie” Ruelas said “I do” on Saturday.
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The festivities unfolded in East Brunswick, NJ, on the sprawling, 15-acre grounds of Park Château Estate & Gardens.

The picturesque venue boasts a palatial mansion and adjoining chapel, with an all-around white façade inspired by the romantic, ornate style of 17th-century Gothic French architecture.

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The ceremony took place at dusk.

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Giudice couldn’t stop smiling on her wedding day.

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Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas wedding

The lovebirds tied the knot at the Chateau Grande in Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Giuduce’s dress featured a mermaid silhouette.

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Her veil was embroidered with the phrase “Sempre insieme,” meaning, “Always together.”

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Giant, white-rose festooned hearts could also be seen going up around the Versailles-esque landscape, some apparently mounted during last-minute preparations for the celebration.

Also spotted: a gaggle of assistants carrying a black sheet and white umbrellas, presumably shielding the bride from a premature reveal as she traversed the lawn.

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After the ceremony, Giudice changed into her second dress of the evening, which she accessorized with an enormous tiara and an even bigger ‘do.
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Giudice’s four daughters, Gia, 21, Gabriella, 18, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 13, served as bridesmaids, along with “RHONJ” co-stars Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin.

A veritable who’s who of “Real Housewives” could also be seen among the attendees, including Margaret Josephs and Jackie Goldschneider.

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Jennifer Aydin and Dolores Catania were two of Giudice’s bridesmaids.

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Alexia Echevarria was among the many fellow “Housewives” in attendance.

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“Real Housewives” star Kenya Moore of “Atlanta” and Chanel Ayan of “Dubai” posed for a selfie together.

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Dorinda Medley of “RHONY” was also among the “Housewives” in attendance.

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Comedian Loni Love snapped a selfie with Jill Zarin of “RHONY.”

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From left: former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey, Loni Love, Phaedra Parks of “Atlanta,” Kenya Moore of “Atlanta” and Chanel Ayan of “Dubai” pose together.

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From left: Margaret Josephs of “RHONJ,” Dorinda Medley of “RHONYC,” Phaedra Parks of “RHOA,” Loni Love and Jackie Goldschneider, also of “RHONJ,” crowded together for a pic.

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Jill Zarin and Dorinda Medley of “New York City,” Alexia Echevarria of “Miami” and Chanel Ayan of “Dubai,” were also in attendance, along with comedian Loni Love, who was spotted snapping selfies left and right with guests.

The ceremony took place in the gardens toward dusk, ending just as a stunning sunset began to cast a soft pink haze over the blissful scene

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At the reception, Giudice debuted a voluminous, off-the-shoulder ballgown featuring embroidered floral panels.

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The bride posed with daughter Gia as well as Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks on the venue’s grand staircase.

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Friend-of-the-family Taja Abitbol also snapped a pic with Giudice at the reception.

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.The bride wore a custom Mark Zunino fitted strapless dress with a mermaid silhouette, accessorizing it with a sweeping veil embroidered with huge, interlinking hearts and the words “Sempre Insieme” – meaning, “Always together.”

“The train was over 100 inches long accented in crystal and pearl details with long white beaded evening gloves to match,” Zunino told Page Six Style in a statement.

“I wanted to help Teresa pay tribute to her family in some way, so her veil was designed exclusively for her with three large hearts and the Italian phrase ‘Sempre Insieme.’”

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The newlyweds swayed to Ruelle’s “I Get To Love You” for their first dance as husband and wife.

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Giudice and Ruelas made a grand entrance at their reception.

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Giudice sliced the cake with a sword.

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She playfully shimmied with Chanel Ayan’s 14-year-old son, Taj Salves. to the beat of “Yeah!” by Usher.

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Later, the crowd gradually made their way into the main house, where the real party was just getting started.

Before the reception, the bride took a break from the action to change into her second dress of the evening: a voluminous, off-the-shoulder ballgown embellished with floral embroidery, accessorized with an enormous, glittering tiara and an even bigger ‘do.

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A dance troupe put on a Charleston-inspired show at the reception.

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A dance troupe put on a Charleston-inspired show at the reception.

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Performers channeled a 1920s-era upscale burlesque hall.

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A blond dancer treated guests to a burlesque-style striptease.

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A blond dancer treated guests to a burlesque-style striptease.

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A blond dancer treated guests to a burlesque-style striptease.

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A blond dancer treated guests to a burlesque-style striptease.

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A blond dancer treated guests to a burlesque-style striptease.

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A blond dancer treated guests to a burlesque-style striptease.

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An acrobat could be seen hanging from a large, glowing heart outside of the reception.

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Not long after, Giudice and Ruelas had their first dance as a married couple.

As the newlyweds swayed to Ruelle’s “I Get To Love You” in Park Château’s lavish grand ballroom, an ethereal-looking white fog rolled in across the floor, making it appear as though the lovebirds were floating on a cloud.

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Giudice’s daughters – Audriana, Milania, Gabriella and Gia – gathered together to toast to their mom.

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At one point, Giudice took a stab at the drums.

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Sparks flew as the newlyweds took over a drum set.

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The lovebirds also posed with “RHONJ” star Caroline Rauseo and her daughter Sofia.

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Acrobats in flapper-style burlesque garb quite literally hung around all evening.

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Acrobats in flapper-style burlesque garb quite literally hung around all evening.

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A man wielding a sword made an appearance.

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The revelers dined on lobster and other seafood.

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The revelry continued late into the night.

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Later, another sweet interaction transpired, as Ayan’s 14-year-old son, Taj, shimmied with Giudice to the beat of “Yeah!” by Usher.

Ruelas proposed to Giudice in Greece in October 2021 after dating for just over a year.

Teresa Giudice and her four daughters posing together at Giudice's bridal shower.
Giudice and her four daughters moved in with Ruelas last fall.
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Around the same time, the lovebirds moved in together with Giudice’s daughters and Ruelas’ sons, Luis Jr. and Nicholas, from previous marriages.

Giudice’s engagement came one year after she finalized her divorce from ex-husband Joe Giudice after 20 years of marriage.

Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas wedding venue

The 17th-century French Gothic-style architecture of the Park Château Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey, served as the backdrop for the lavish celebration.

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Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas wedding venue

The 17th-century French Gothic-style architecture of the Park Château Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey, served as the backdrop for the lavish celebration.

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Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas wedding venue

The 17th-century French Gothic-style architecture of the Park Château Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey, served as the backdrop for the lavish celebration.

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Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas wedding venue

The 17th-century French Gothic-style architecture of the Park Château Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey, served as the backdrop for the lavish celebration.

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Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas wedding venue

The 17th-century French Gothic-style architecture of the Park Château Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey, served as the backdrop for the lavish celebration.

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The cookbook author told Page Six exclusively in July that her wedding “definitely” would not be filmed for “RHONJ.”

However, her sister-in-law and co-star, Melissa Gorga, teased that a spinoff or standalone special was in the works.

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A gaggle of assistants shielded the bride from a premature reveal as she traversed the lawn.

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Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas wedding

A wedding dress could be briefly spotted hanging in one of the windows.

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Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas wedding

Staff mounted a number of white-rose festooned hearts around the grounds in the lead-up to the ceremony.

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“I mean, I can’t imagine it not being filmed. Let’s just say that,” Gorga, 43, told Page Six last month.

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