One Last Big Wedding Of The Year Coming Up

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dufourWe’ve had some big weddings in and around the Hartford area this year.

There is just one more and that will undoubtedly be the last of 2013.

WTNH traffic reporter and CT Style co-host, Teresa LaBarbera and fiancé and businessman Brandon Dufour (he owns All-Star Driver, one of the state’s largest driving schools) are just days away from their lavish New Year’s Eve wedding in Waterbury.

It has been just over a year since the two became engaged and since then LaBarbera has made it another full-time job to make sure the wedding day is as perfect as possible.

“We are getting married at 6 p.m. in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury and the reception will be at The Palace Theater,” she reports. “It’s black tie for the guys, gowns for the women,” she said about the formal affair that will include about 265 guests.

Color scheme? Black and white with just touches of red, said LaBarbera, well-known now for her organizational skills when it comes to her wedding. And because the reception is in a theater, she is advising guests to be prepared for some costume changes and theatrics, including the bride and groom’s first dance (choreographed), as well as some special surprises at midnight.

Even though the traffic and lifestyle features are her strong suit, LaBarbera reports she has been added weather forecasting to her expertise, and other than some expected snow the day before New Year’s Eve, she expects it will be smooth sailing, or driving, to Waterbury on the day of the nuptials.

LaBarbera is mum on the gown but the honeymoon will be to The Grenadine Islands.

And one other thing…if you are planning to buy her anything monogrammed, those initials will be changing.

“I am taking Brendon’s last name, even for television,” said LaBarbera who will officially be Teresa Dufour on-air and off once the “I dos” are done.

“I come from a traditional family and taking his last name is part of that,” she said. “I can’t wait!”


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