When Teresa Giudice walked down the aisle for the second time, she did it with big hair.
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star’s Jersey wedding to Louie Ruelas was Saturday, August 6 at the Park Chateau in East Brunswick.
Photos shared by the RHONJ Obsessed account on Instagram show Giudice in her wedding gown at the ceremony and reception.
Giudice, 50, wore her hair piled high atop her head above an oversized silver tiara (to match the scale of the ‘do), with more hair cascading below. The wedding dress had a ruched bodice, and Giudice sported sheer gloves that reached past her elbows. A long veil trailed her on the bridal runway as she carried a large bouquet of white roses, which also adorned the path and ceremony area.
The Instagram account posted video showing Giudice at the reception in a second off-shoulder wedding gown featuring lace and a high slit, trying her hand at the drums next to the wedding DJ.
Ruelas, 47, got on the tambourine as sparklers went off in front of them.
People reports that the nuptials were filmed for an upcoming Bravo special (not for regular “RHONJ” episodes).
Giudice got divorced from her ex-husband Joe Giudice in 2020 after 21 years of marriage, following his deportation to Italy in 2019. She started dating Ruelas in the summer of 2020 and they got engaged in October 2021.
Teresa and Joe’s four daughters were at the wedding — Gia, 21; Milania, 16; Gabrielle, 18; and Audriana, 13 — wearing bridesmaid dresses in the dusty rose color of the bridal party.
So were some of Giudice’s “RHONJ” co-stars, like longtime friend Dolores Catania, who grew up with her in Paterson, and Jennifer Aydin, both bridesmaids, and their castmate Jackie Goldschneider (not a bridesmaid).
Though invited, Melissa Gorga, another “RHONJ” star who is Giudice’s sister-in-law, was not there, nor was her husband, Giudice’s brother Joe Gorga, after a late stemming from the events of a recent reunion episode taping for the reality series, Page Six previously reported.
Another video shows Giudice and Ruelas slow dancing for their “first dance” as smoke from a fog machine billowed around them on the dance floor.
On his Instagram account, Ruelas identifies himself as a father, motivator, philanthropist and warrior — but also an entrepreneur.
The couple lives in Montville (where Giudice formerly lived in another house with Joe Giudice and their children) and met in Ortley Beach.
Other wedding guests included “Real Housewives of Miami” star Alexia Nepola.
Giudice and Ruelas had their rehearsal dinner at The Highlawn in West Orange, again with “RHONJ” mainstays like Catania and Aydin.
Aydin and the restaurant and banquet hall posted photos of the couple and cast members at the event on Instagram (see below).
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