Brides of Beverly Hills

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  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 4.9  (53)

Brides of Beverly Hills was a reality TV series that aired on TLC from October 28, 2011, to January 20, 2012, that showcased the high-end world of wedding dress shopping in Beverly Hills, California. The show followed the lives of bridal consultant Renée Strauss and her team at the Renée Strauss for the Bride salon as they worked with affluent brides-to-be to find their dream dresses.

The show premiered with an opening montage of the glamorous Beverly Hills lifestyle, showcasing extravagant mansions, high-end shops, and expensive cars. The camera then zooms in on the Renée Strauss for the Bride salon located on Rodeo Drive, one of the most upscale shopping districts in the world. The salon is a bridal heaven, offering a vast selection of luxurious wedding gowns with extravagant price tags ranging from $5,000 to $100,000.

Each episode of the show featured a different bride-to-be, each with their own unique style, personality, and budget. Some brides-to-be came into the salon with celebrity status, including Las Vegas headliners, NFL cheerleaders, and the daughter of a famous politician. The show's focus was on the fitting experience each bride was having, showcasing the opinions of the bride, her mother, sisters, bridesmaids, and friends with the bridal consultants. The fittings were filled with emotions, tears, laughter, and moments of decision making.

The show's central theme revolved around the bride's desire to find that special gown that would make her feel beautiful, glamorous, and unique on her big day. The sales consultants were shown as having expert knowledge of the dresses, the cuts, and the fabrics. They demonstrated keen listening skills as they worked to understand each bride's vision for their dream dress. Renee in particular was known for picking out dresses that the brides wouldn't have originally considered but that were not too far out of their boundaries.

The show also focused on the challenges of working with brides who had larger budgets and those who had made appointments without a budgetary upper limit. In one episode, the team at Renée Strauss for the Bride worked with a bride-to-be whose father had given her no budget limit to find her perfect dress. This task proved challenging as they navigated around her non-negotiable expectations of a top-quality dress with no financial limit. In contrast, the show also showcased a non-profit organisation that provided low-income brides with a wedding dress and played a small role in getting brides from all financial circumstances a fitting wedding dress.

Overall, the series brought viewers into the world of high-end bridal shopping, which is not an experience many people can relate to. The show did an excellent job of showcasing the emotional ties that a bride has to her wedding dress, capturing the joy, confusion, happiness, and tears that came with the fitting. The series offered a glimpse into how bridal consultants work and the special relationships they build with their clients.

Brides of Beverly Hills aired for only one season, running for 15 episodes. Despite the short run, the show received favourable ratings and was praised for its entertainment value. The show was a spin-off of My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. It was not renewed for a second season, but its legacy remains as a piece of TV history that showcased the opulent world of Beverly Hills weddings.

Brides of Beverly Hills is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (28 episodes). The series first aired on October 28, 2011.

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Haley Rey
15. Haley Rey
December 21, 2012
Plastic surgeon Robert Rey searches for a dress with his wife, Hayley, for their vow-renewal ceremony; a woman shops with her mother; a bride quesstions how much help she'll get from her bridesmaids.
Katie Adams
14. Katie Adams
December 14, 2012
A finicky bride loves every dress she tries on; a bride has a lip procedure and makes a final decision on a gown.
Daniela Dea
13. Daniela Dea
December 14, 2012
A Hollywood body double helps her friend search for a wedding gown; a chef shops for a dress accompanied by her divorced parents.
Loreina Corwin
12. Loreina Corwin
December 7, 2012
A bride is accompanied by her wealthy, older fiancé to find the right gown; a bride shops with her future husband's ex-girlfriend.
Dana Hamm
11. Dana Hamm
December 7, 2012
A celebrity look-alike searches for her dream dress; a widowed bride is getting married again, and brings her deceased husband's family with her.
Punk Bride Christine
10. Punk Bride Christine
November 30, 2012
A tattooed model is searching for a traditional wedding gown with her punk-rock fiancé; a bride disagrees with her Southern mother; a familiar bride returns to the salon with an odd request.
Diana DeGarmo
9. Diana DeGarmo
November 30, 2012
It's an "American Idol" Reunion when Season 3 runner-up Diana DeGarmo shops for a gown for her marriage to fellow "Idol" Ace Young; a bride wants to satisfy her mother and future mother-in-law.
Limo Bob
8. Limo Bob
November 23, 2012
A limousine-company owner is accompanied by his bodyguard, with hopes of finding his bride-to-be an elaborate gown; a former "Baywatch" star searches for a dress for a vow-renewal ceremony.
Carla Heric
7. Carla Heric
November 23, 2012
A woman is accompanied by her ex-husband and her fourth husband to help her look for a dress for a vow-renewal ceremony; a family tries to keep the peace while helping a bride find her dream gown.
Zahava Marks
6. Zahava Marks
November 16, 2012
A Marilyn Monroe impersonator searches for Old Hollywood glamour, while a devoutly religious bride searches for a "Christian sexy" dress. Also: a big surprise at a bride's final appointment.
Elissa Reilly
5. Elissa Reilly
November 16, 2012
Former reality-TV star Rachel Reilly accompanies her sister on her quest to find the perfect dress; Renee assists a woman and her mother, who both got engaged at the same time.
Psychic Silvana
4. Psychic Silvana
November 9, 2012
A reality-TV star stops by to surprise Renee; a psychic searches for the perfect dress; a bride hopes to reconcile with her sister while shopping for a gown.
Sabrina Parisi
3. Sabrina Parisi
November 9, 2012
A socialite searches for a dress suitable for riding a camel into her wedding; a bride is anxious about her mother's approval of her dress.
Boob Bandit
2. Boob Bandit
November 2, 2012
Yvonne Pampellonne, a woman convicted in 2010 of using a fake identity to buy breast implants, is ready to start a new life with her fiancé. Also: A woman searches for a princess dress while her mother struggles with the reality that her little girl is growing up.
Linda Hogan
1. Linda Hogan
November 2, 2012
The second season opens with Linda Hogan, aka Hulk Hogan's ex-wife, searching for a dress-even though her engagement to Charlie Hill has been called off. Also: A woman is looking for a princess dress to match her fairy-tale proposal.
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Brides of Beverly Hills is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Brides of Beverly Hills on demand at Vudu, Hoopla, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 28, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    4.9  (53)