Inside Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ extravagant wedding

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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.

The festivities unfolded in East Brunswick, N.J., 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.

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.

Giudice’s four daughters, Gia, 21, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12, served as bridesmaids, as did her “RHONJ” castmates Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin.

Several women from various “Real Housewives” spin-offs also attended, including Dorinda Medley of “New York City,” Alexia Echevarria of “Miami” and Chanel Ayan of “Dubai.” Comedian Loni Love was also seen among the 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. The bride wore a 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.”

Not long after, the crowd made their way into the main house, where the real party was just getting started.

Glimpses of Giudice and Ruelas’ first dance as a married couple were shared on Instagram – which also revealed the bride’s second dress of the night: a voluminous ballgown with floral embroidery paired with an enormous, glittering tiara.

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.

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. Around the same time, the lovebirds moved in together with Giudice’s daughters and Ruelas’ sons, Luis Jr. and Nicholas, from previous marriages.

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

The cookbook author told Page Six exclusively in July that her wedding “definitely” would not be filmed for “RHONJ,” but her sister-in-law and co-star, Melissa Gorga, teased that a spinoff or standalone special was in the works.

Luis Ruelas and Teresa Giudice on a red carpet.
Giudice previously told Page Six that her wedding “definitely” would not be filmed for “RHONJ.”
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“I mean, I can’t imagine it not being filmed. Let’s just say that,” Gorga, 43, told Page Six in June.

Season 13 of “RHONJ” wrapped filming with a Great Gatsby-themed party earlier this week.


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