This Year's Brides Live Wedding Had a Special Surprise for the Couple

Coolest. Reception. Ever

Updated 08/09/17
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This Year’s ‘Brides Live Wedding’ Had a Special Surprise for the Couple

Video courtesy of Ryan Davis / Cloudless Films

Our 2017 Brides Live Wedding couple, Rewa Zakharia and Hunter Hickman, was officially married, tying the knot in June in a breathtakingly beautiful wedding overlooking the Pacific ocean. And it was all thanks to you! You helped your fellow bride-to-be with all her big day decision making (we all know how tough that can be) and voted on everything from the reception décor to the wedding dress and everything in between. And for all that help, you deserve to see how Rewa and Hunter's gorgeous wedding turned out.

After all, we wouldn't have been able to pull off the 2017 Brides Live Wedding without you—or John Rzeznik. Yes, that John Rzeznik—the lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, who surprised the newlyweds with an impromptu serenade at their reception. If you didn't think this couple was lucky before...

Brides Live Wedding 2017

Photo by Marisa Holmes

After months of voting (by you) and planning (by celebrity wedding planner Brooke Keegan), Rewa and Hunter finally said "I do" at Montage Laguna Beach, a luxury California resort, set above the Pacific ocean, overlooking the coastal bluffs.

Brides Live Wedding 2017

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There, our bride got her primp on with the hairstyling experts at Sexy Hair before slipping into the Monique Lhuillier wedding dress you chose for her. Clearly, you knew what you were doing—Rewa looked gorgeous! Of course, Hunter didn't look to bad himself in his Men's Wearhouse ensemble. While Rewa's best gal pals, her bridesmaids of course, were outfitted in silver frocks by Dessy Group. You guys sure have good taste!

Brides Live Wedding 2017

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Blush Botanicals outfitted the outdoor ceremony space with a lush arch completely covered in white flowers and greenery, under which Rewa and Hunter said their vows. Cheers, you two!

Brides Live Wedding 2017

Photo by Marisa Holmes

But their best day ever was about to get even better! At Rewa and Hunter's romantic reception, these newlyweds got the surprise of their lives when John Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls suddenly appeared on stage. Coolest. Reception. Ever.

Photo by Marisa Holmes

Photo by Marisa Holmes

Photo by Marisa Holmes

The Goo Goo Dolls frontman crooned the band's ultra-romantic hit "Iris" for the couple's first dance and then got all the guests up on the dance floor with "Slide." Who would ever be able to resist grooving to that?! After getting busy on the dance floor Rewa and Hunter's guests couldn't resist the urge to delight in some tasty treats from Carlo's Bakery.

Like we said, if you didn't think this couple was lucky before, they got to jet off to a romantic honeymoon at Sandals in Grenada. Sigh...

Photo by Marisa Holmes

And if that wasn't enough, Rewa and Hunter get to come home to tons of goodies from their Crate & Barrel wedding registry! Happily ever after indeed you guys.

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