For the seventh season of Lifetime’s hit series Married at First Sight, six singles will be paired off for holy matrimony in Dallas, ironically also known as the Lone Star State.
The couples married at Lucky Spur Ranch Retreat, with Honey Creek Weddings’ Heather Krasnesky and Melissa Moore on-hand to help facilitate the nuptials. Every Girl Gourmet provided the wedding cakes, and McShan Florist provided the blooms for the TV-ready weddings.
The premise remains the same from previous seasons: fans will watch as two strangers meet and get hitched, go on their honeymoon, and begin to go through the rigors of getting to know one another through life and living together on a daily basis. At the end of a few weeks, each couple is presented with the big question: to stay married or not to stay married? Judging by this year’s lineup of soon-to-be newlyweds, we’re definitely rooting for things to work out.
Danielle Bergman and Bobby Dodd
Sounds like these two lovebirds are crossing paths at just the right time. Bergman, 30, grew up in Washington but traveled the world after leaving college, eventually finding her way to Texas to pursue a career as an account executive at a software company. After so much travel, she’s ready to set down her roots and start a family, which is fitting, given that Dodd, a 27-year-old project manager, is ready to take the leap of faith into a new chapter in his own life after buying his own home and becoming an uncle.
“From the moment we first saw each other, to first kiss, to first party, we knew it was meant to be,” the couple tells The Knot. “Walking into a room full of our combined family and friends and having the instant feeling of one big family was surreal. We will never forget how electric the wedding reception was, and all of the smiles and laughter that came along with it.”
For the wedding, Bergman donned a Romona Keveza Legends mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and a crystal lace bodice, and chose to forgo a traditional veil. Her shoes and jewelry were by Nina Shoes.
Amber Martorana and Dave Flaherty
Both Martorana, 36, and Flaherty, 37, have been unlucky in love so far in their lives, but they’re looking to change that with Married at First Sight. Flaherty, who originally hails from California, says he has had a hard time finding “a woman of substance,” leaving him one of the last remaining bachelor in his group of guy friends. Before working as a portfolio manager, Flaherty was previously a basketball player. His wife-to-be, Martorana, is a senior division order analyst who has a “skewed outlook” on relationships; her last one ended two years ago. After a brief dating hiatus, however, she’s ready to get back in not just the dating, but the marriage game.
“Our lasting memory of our wedding day will be how easy, comfortable, and natural it all felt,” the couple tells us. “We loved seeing how our friends and family came together to support us and how well they got along right away. It truly was a great day.”
Martorana’s dress was designed by Mackenzie Brittingham, the custom designer and owner of Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon. Her gown was a strapless ivory silk faille ball gown with an impressive train, a crystal belt and a plain tulle veil that hit just at her fingertips.
Mia Bally and Tristan Thompson
Both Bally, 29, and Thompson, also 29, are looking for the kind of deep, long-lasting love that you read about in great romance novels or watch on the big-screen, but IRL. Bally, who works in human resources, has always put her career first, but is now ready to deep-dive into a committed relationship with a man who is similarly ready to give their relationship his all. Thompson, who owns a tutoring club, is similarly drawn to the kind of everlasting love that most only dream about: his grandparents’ 65-year relationship is his model for how love can be.
“It was honestly such a blur but our favorite moment was meeting each other for the first time,” the couple tells The Knot. “And introducing each other to family.” Adds Thompson, “Mia immediately put my grandparents at ease. It’s a day we will never forget!”
Bally’s gown was designed by Atelier Pronovias, created specially for Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon. It was made up of Chantilly lace and tulle, with flared nude details, including a sheer illusion tulle bodice with crew neckline dotted with lace appliques, thread embroidery and gemstone embroidery front and back. The skirt itself was a mermaid cut, and she topped off the look with a chapel-length plain tulle veil from Lovely Veils.
Married at First Sight’s seventh season will premiere July 10 on Lifetime at 9 p.m. ET.
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