I don't usually watch Rachel Ray.. her raspy voice and crazy over the top personality drive me nuts. But I will chew my words.. riiiiiiight now. I have a lot of respect for this lady at the moment.
Let me take you back to an hour ago.
I was watching Ellen this morning (I love Ellen btw, anyways that's another story). And as it ended, I saw a preview for the up coming Rachel Ray show, and I was a little curious. They named the show, The brides of Harris County. I figured.. why not..
The show started off with several clips of "brides to be" detailing what their childhood fantasies of their dream weddings would look like. Non of these stories included a hurricane ripping through the county a mere week before some of them were to wed the men of their dreams.
Shortly after Hurricane Ike destroyed parts of Texas, 33 Brides received some devastating news. Their wedding venues were forced into bankruptcy. Which meant losing all the money they had put towards the wedding of their dreams ahead of time. Some lost up to $20 000.
(I don't know about you, but I would be in shreds if this happened to us)
The show chronicles Rachel Ray and her team and how they were able to throw the biggest mass wedding in the county's history. Many vendors saved the day by providing everything from wedding gowns, tuxes, catered food, professional photography, jewellery, flowers, decor... to top it off with an absolutely amazing set up on the baseball diamond at the Minute Maid Park in Houston Texas.
I usually hate watching shows like this... I always get really teary eyed and sometimes sobby... But what a story... You should watch it.. : )