1 We arrived at the Wendy Williams studio early in the morning to set up for the segment. Here I am with our table full of great wedding ideas ready to be wheeled out to set.
2 The team joined me for this quick snapshot - producer, Judy Morris, Weddings executive editorial director, Darcy Miller-Nussbaum, food stylist, Leslie Orlandini, and supervising production designer, Anduin Havens.
3 Our table is decorated in gold and festive shades of pink. The fringed tissue garlands on the front of the table are by Martha Stewart Crafts. http://www.michaels.com/
7 Another great recipe from my "Appetizers" book is roasted spiced chick peas. They are so delicious, and they are easy to prepare in the oven with cumin, olive oil, turmeric, and chili pepper.
9 Do you like champagne? If so, you'll like it even more when the glass rim is topped with edible glitter. Champagne served in pink, sugar rimmed fluted glasses is a great way to toast a bride at a shower.
11 Edible glitter makes any drink more special. It is available in so many colors, both online and in most stores carrying baking supplies.
13 Darcy helps floral designer, Ariella, prepare the flower bouquets for the model brides in our segment.
14 Using seasonal local flowers will ensure you get the freshest arrangements possible. Basic wedding flowers, such as the bouquet, the boutonnieres and the center pieces can take at least five to eight percent of the budget, so choose them wisely.
15 This bouquet palette of mauves and greens with a hint of white is very pretty. Work with your floral designer to create the palette that best fits your taste and wedding's theme.
16 Here I am with Ariella Chezar, who approaches her bouquet designs in a natural and loose fashion, using seasonal flowers as often as possible - they're so beautiful. http://ariellaflowers.com
17 Here I am walking out onto The Wendy Williams Show set. My dress and shoes are both by Valentino, one of my favorite designers. http://www.valentino.com/us
18 This table is a perfect set-up for anyone who likes color, champagne, and tequila.
19 There are many, many lights and several cameras that are involved in a television show like this one - the cameras shoot from different angles of the set, and also from a jib that is up above.
20 I showed Wendy and the audience how easy it is to rim a glass. Just dip the top of any glass into sugar syrup or lime juice and then into a little edible glittered sugar, let it dry and then pour in the champagne.
21 Wendy is a tequila fan, so I knew she would like this cocktail. It is garnished with ice cubes and maraschino cherries on a stick.
22 This entire spread is very colorful and pretty. When choosing the colors for a wedding, be specific - show the planner and floral designer paint chips or photographs to ensure everyone knows exactly what is requested.
23 We walked over to the models dressed in stunning gowns from the Marc Ingram Atelier - one with a pretty laced bodice and the other, a blush pink brocade with a veil. http://markingramatelier.com
24 We carefully lifted the veil over the floral bouquet and our model bride's head to reveal the gorgeous gown.
25 The brides look so pretty. The perfect dress will not only make the bride feel her best, but will also best reflect her personality and style.
26 Wendy and I posed for a last photo at the end of the show.