It only took a few days for Denise Richards and Aaron Phypers to plan their entire wedding. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills personality documented her short-lived wedding planning process for the Bravo reality series in a new episode that aired Tuesday, March 26.
Fans discovered that Richards had planned everything—from securing a venue to her dress fitting to sourcing floral arrangements—in a matter of days. To mark the occasion, Richards opted to share a few never-before-seen images of her family at the wedding.
“Good morning… here are some pics from our wedding,” she captioned the snapshots. ” Everyone had fun with the photo booth. Not the old fashion kind. tonight is our wedding episode on #RHOBH @bravotv.”
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So grateful my dad @irving.richards, his fiancé Deb & her two daughters were with us to celebrate. This was the last time I saw her, sadly she passed away a month after our wedding. She brought a lot of light into my dad’s life since losing my mom. It meant so much to us having them all there
The episode showed Richards crafting some thought around her wedding details and guest list, including extending an invitation to her fellow cast-mates and her ex-husband Charlie Sheen. The bride also shared that she wanted to honor her late mother with a candle lighting moment during the ceremony, saying her mom “would’ve loved Aaron.”
The couple also opted to withhold sharing information about the surprise wedding with Richards’s two daughters Lola and Sam. They later said they regretted that decision after initially fearing judgment from the teenage girls.
Finally, the episode showed Richards trying on her wedding dress by Mark Zunino for the first time right before the ceremony. “Denise brought a photo of the romper with an organza overskirt from my most recent runway show,” Zunino previously told The Knot.
Lucky for Richards, his team had an archived runway sample at the ready. The end result created split opinions. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a wedding dress create more split opinions than the dress we just did for Denise Richards,” Zunino said at the time of the wedding. “Here’s our thought: we work for the bride/client.”
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