TERESA GIUDICE / Instagram Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas
Giudice’s four daughters — Family21; gabriel17; Milania16 and audriana12, whom she shares with her ex-husband Joe — were all by their mother’s side, as were Luis’ two sons, David and Nicholas, from his previous relationship.
Attending the black tie event was also a sea of Bravo talent, including Giudice RHONJ teammates Jennifer Aydin, Dolores Catania, Marguerite Josephs and Jackie Goldschneidermore The Real Housewives of Dubai to burst Chanel Ayan, The Real Housewives of the Potomac star Ashley Darby, The Real Housewives of New York alums Dorinda Medley and Jill Zarinepast and present Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey.
The the event was filmed for a special set broadcast on Bravoas PEOPLE has already reported. Absent from the big day were Giudice’s brother and sister-in-law Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorgaas good as RHONJ alum My Messengerwho was previously considered a bridesmaid.
Speaking of bridesmaids, the women — including Catania, Aydin, and Giudice’s four daughters — wore various baby pink dresses and held flowing white flowers. The groomsmen coordinated in dark suits.
As for the bride and groom, they were both dazzling in white. Giudice wore a long strapless white dress with a sweetheart neckline and a diamond crown on her head. Ruelas kept it low-key in a white blazer, black pants and a classic black bow tie.
Family was a big part of their outdoor ceremony. Giudice walked down the aisle to the violinists and “Ave Maria”, a song chosen for the honor of his late parents. Each of the couple’s children joined them in lighting the ceremony’s unity candles. And the ceremony was presided over by Ruelas’ sister, Dr. Veronica Ruelas.
“I will love you for a million days,” Giudice told her hubby before they kissed.
Decor wise, the affair featured gold accents, white linens, and lush floral arrangements, including two oversized hearts made of white flowers.
Giudice, 50, started dating Ruelas in 2020 after Ruelas asked for Giudice’s phone number when they met organically and off camera.
While the couple said they are happy in their “love bubble”, the relationship has not been without its share of controversial. People in Giudice’s life also questioned the coupling – including her own daughter Gia, who feared it was go too fast.
Still, Giudice and Ruelas insisted their love got them through every obstacle, and she told him on Instagram in June: “I love you infinitely.”
Even after RHONY star Singer Ramona (Giudice’s castmate from the first season of Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip) accidentally shared vital wedding date details on social media, the ceremony moved forward with a few adjustments to their original plans.
Last weekend, the Turntables the author had a bridal shower attended by some of his closest Housewives friends including Darby, Catania, Aydin and Rumor RHONJ beginners Danielle Cabral and Caroline Rauseo.
Aydin, 45, shared photos from the party on social media, captioning his post, “Love celebrating your happiest times with you @teresagiudice #LouResa #chosenfamily.”
On Friday, friends from Giudice and Ruelas’ inner circle gathered for a rehearsal dinner at The Highlawn in West Orange.
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Guidice and Ruelas obtained engaged Last October, when he asked the question in a proposal on the beach in Greece. Ruelas set up a sign in the sand that read “Marry Me” with a walkway lined with candles. The moment was complete with a fireworks display for the couple.
“It was absolutely exquisite,” a source told PEOPLE. “The choreographed fireworks lit up a ‘Marry Me’ sign as Louie got down on one knee. Teresa was completely surprised.”
Since then, the couple have continued to show their love on Instagram, posing for couple photos amid their extensive travels.
Their wedding is set to air on Bravo next year, following season 13 of RHONJ finishes.