Pittsburgh couples face off in 'Four Weddings' season premiere episode
The sea of Terrible Towels waving in the bridal party's receiving line is a dead giveaway that tonight's episode of “Four Weddings,” on the TLC network was filmed in Western Pennsylvania.
The episode, airing at 10 p.m. after the season premiere at 9 p.m., features four Pittsburgh-area couples who judge the others' nuptials in vying for an all-expense-paid honeymoon.
Viewers can contribute to a live poll using different social media hashtags, including #AnglingForLove to choose Lauren Ciccaglione, 26, and Brad Evanovich, 32, formerly of Penn Township, who married last August in St. Vincent Basilica in Unity.
Ciccaglione, who is now eight months pregnant, said she originally planned to make the trip from West Palm Beach, where they now live, back to Pittsburgh, but instead will watch with a few friends from there.
“It's just going to be so much fun to go back and relive everything,” she said. “We're just really happy we decided to do the show and document the wedding that way.”
The show follows four brides who attend each others' weddings and rate them based on venue, food, wedding dress and overall experience.
The couple — he is director of business development for a medical supply company and she recently left her job as a manager with a cosmetics company to be a stay-at-home mom — applied to the program in April 2013 and were notified in July.
After dating for seven years, the pair were engaged when Evanovich attached an engagement ring to the end of a fishing line on a beach near their Florida home and said she was “the best catch he ever had.”
“One of our favorite things to do is fish,” she said.
Both graduated from Penn-Trafford High School, but because of their age difference only met when mutual friends introduced them while Evanovich was attending St. Vincent College and Ciccaglione was studying at Duquesne University.
For the wedding, the couple realized they wanted to be closer to family and friends, so they set the ceremony for Evanovich's alma mater and the reception at West Overton Village & Museums in East Huntingdon, near Scottdale.
The three other brides are: Laura Ann Naser, who had her ceremony in Pittsburgh and reception at Heinz Field; Jennifer Krysinski, whose ceremony was in Zelienople and reception in Mars; and Elizabeth Clay, who had a ceremony and reception at the Mattress Factory.
Ciccaglione said she plans to take any opinions from the other participants about her wedding with a grain of salt.
“We're hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did,” she said. “It's a great anniversary gift for us to share with everyone.”
Stacey Federoff is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6660 or [email protected].