Katie’s Wedding Day: A Bride Bonanza, a Special Guest “Groom,” and GH Star Genie Francis on her TV “I do’s”

Happy Valentine’s Day! We are going to the chapel of love for an episode all about unforgettable, outrageous and amazing wedding stories.

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, Katie thought it would be nice to have that special someone sitting next to her, and luckily, she had a volunteer! Donald Driver! He’s a champion on the football field as the all-time leading receiver of the Green Bay Packers, and a champion on the Dancing With the Stars dance floor. In addition to all of that, he also has quite the romantic side!

“There’s something about Christian Grey!” -Donald Driver

This week is not only big for all those love-birds out there, it’s also a huge week for General Hospital fans. That’s because the wait is finally over. Laura Spencer, played by Genie Francis, returned to the show after a five year absence. She became a part of soap opera history when she and Luke finally tied the knot in 1981, and some 30 million Americans were invited. That wedding is still the most-watched daytime drama event ever!

“There’s somebody coming back who’s very, very important.” -Genie Francis

Every bride remembers her wedding day. And thanks to YouTube, millions of us have witnessed some truly unforgettable weddings, unfortunately for the wrong reasons. On their wedding days, Jennifer and Gustabo Luna from Florence, Arizona found themselves in the middle of a sandstorm. Maegan and Eric Walber from Grand Rapids, Michigan took an unplanned dip in a lake. Snd Kerin Jonathan Narcisse from San Diego, California started their marriage with a crash landing. And all of this was caught on tape (and then subsequently uploaded to YouTube!)!

“Two seconds underwater in a wedding dress seems like five minutes!” -Maegan Walber

Any bride knows that planning a wedding can come with its own set of obstacles. But with the help of the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Perneita Farrar Fitzgerald from Baltimore, Maryland wasn’t going to let anything stop her from walking down the aisle.

“It was breathtaking. It was amazing.” -Troy Fitzgerald

When it comes to getting engaged, there are all sorts of creative proposals these days. How did Donald propose to his wife Tina? And how did Katie’s husband, Jay, propose to her?

“Express to her why she’s the woman that you want to be with for the rest of her life.”

More than 40% of brides get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. That means a lot of ladies are planning for the big day right now. The pressure is on for these ladies to have unforgettable weddings, without blowing their budgets. Anja Winikka from The Knot shares some creative ways to save.

“Order half the cake.” -Anja Winikka

Win A Romantic Miami Getaway!

Save Big on Your Big Day – Tips From The Knot!

An Audience Full of Brides, Katie’s Faux-Groom and One of TV’s Most-Watched Weddings: See the Photos!

Let’s Talk: What’s your unforgettable wedding story?

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Special thanks to the following vendors for participating in on Unforgettable Wedding’s show:

The Knot
Allure Bridals
Kleinfeld Bridal
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Sagamore Hotel
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