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Roney appeared on Fox Business yesterday to talk about trends in the wedding industry, including its recession-proof nature, a decline in destination weddings, and an increase in DIY brides.

Click here to watch the video.

Carley Roney; Founder, Editor-in-Chief; The Knot Magazine


I conclude my Mad Men musings with Peggy Olson, the girl-next-door gone awry. Even though she has been through a lot, Peggy’s outer appearance still maintains a girl-next-door vibe, sweet, virginal, maybe even a little stuffy. Even so, I think she’s have a little fun on her big day and go for a classic tea-length frock, perhaps with a little pattern or lots of pouf.

I continue my Mad Men ravings with analyzing the possible bridal style by the queen of sexy secretaries Joan Harris (formerly known as Joan Holloway). She tends to wear clothes that fit her voluptuous frame to perfection, but rarely if ever resorts to the obvious ploy of cleavage-baring tops or mini skirts. Chances are, this red-headed siren would go for a trumpet-style gown that highlights her curves, but demure enough to maintain her sense of mystery.

It’s no secret that I am into all things retro, especially when it comes to fashion. It’s also no secret that retro fashion has seen a long-overdue resurrection thanks to the immense popularity of AMC’s hit drama Mad Men. After perusing a gallery of fashions worn by the likes of January Jones and the deliciously curvaceous Christina Hendricks, I got to thinking: what would the main mavens of Mad Men wear on their wedding day? After scouring through a few (hundred) dresses, I think I may have the answers. Let’s start this brief series with the ultimate desperate housewife: Betty Draper.

Betty Draper is all about looking preened and polished despite her tumultuous marriage to Don Draper.Since she has finally left  the scoundrel for Prince Charming, I imagine that she would wear a classic ball gown, one with clean lines  and a sash or belt to accentuate her slim waist.

Josh Brooks and Jung Lee of Fete are here to stay-well, for the fall, anyway.

The new show Wedded to Perfection premieres tomorrow night on TLC. I can’t wait to see this husband-and-wife duo tackle the issues related to planning over-the-top extravagant wedding celebrations in the bustling city of New York on top of raising a family. Let the glamour-and, the stress- begin!

Jung Lee of Fete and Wedded to Perfection.

Jung Lee of Fete and Wedded to Perfection.

Click here to visit the Wedded to Perfection page on for bios, and episode guide, a sneak peek, and to check local listings.

The wait is over!

This Sunday, September 27, marks the second season of the ever-glamorous My Fair Wedding.The multi-talented (and ridiculously handsome) David Tutera returns to totally transform what could have been a tacky affair into a wedding that just oozes style, class, and elegance. Let’s see how Tutera takes on the new bevy of brides whose big days need a bit of tweaking from the expert. I can’t wait to see what he does this season!

Click here to visit My Fair Wedding on for episode info and to check local listings.

David Tutera

David Tutera

…Oh, and this is the 100th post on Chicista Weddings! Everybody celebrate!

As of late, I have been anticipating the upcoming nuptials of Kevin Jonas, the often overlooked member of the ridiculously popular band. The Jonas brothers, and his longtime sweetheart Danielle Deleasa. To me, the two make a handsome couple and I cannot wait to see how fantastic their wedding will be. Although I have zero information on the dress, has been nice enough to reveal the answer to the other big question: did Nick or Joe win the coveted title of “Best Man”?

Click here to read the article for the answer!

What a handsome couple!

What a handsome couple!

The latest copy of InStyle Weddings (one of the best wedding magazines out there!) features the gorgeous Christina Hendricks, who portrays Joan Holloway on AMC’s mega-hit drama series Mad Men. I already loved her for her body confidence and acting chops, but her interview shows that she’s poised to be a modern-day Hollywood darling. And, she looks fabulous in a wedding gown!

Photo taken by Don Flood for InStyle Weddings. Gown by Pronovias.

Click here to see her wedding on

Wait, didn’t I write a post about this show some time ago?

Why, yes, yes I did. However, this isn’t a sneak peak we’re talking about. TLC’s Masters of Reception is showing its official series premire tonight! Now, we’ll be able to follow the Frungillo brothers weekly as they tackle the challenges and enjoy the triumphs of running one of New Jersey’s most successful reception halls. Episodes will run every Tuesday at 10:00 PM, Eastern time.

Click here to visit the official page on TLC for episode guides, tips, and more information about the show.

Click here to visit the webpage for Frungillo Catering (a great resource for brides planning to marry in New Jersey!).

The fall show previews just keep on coming from TLC, and they all have to do with weddings! Next up: Happily Ever Faster, a show that documents the inner workings of the Las Vegas quickie wedding as done by  Chapel of the Flowers, owned by husband and wife team Jason and Holly Meyers. This chapel, located in downtown Vegas, is a 60 year-old family business that marries an average of 5,000 couples a year in an elegant fashion that makes them stand out from their quickie wedding counterparts. I hope you’re just as psyched about taking a look into their world as I am. If so, be sure to tune in at 10:30 EST to watch.

Click here to visit the show’s Myspace page, or click here to set a reminder on the TLC website.