Taylor Armstrong and fiance John Bluher have tied the knot this weekend. Check out all the details on their relationship, the nuptials, and Armstrong’s new husband.
— Jarvis Lawhorn (@PrinceJNL) April 5, 2014
1. Bluher Proposed to Armstrong in Mexico
— John Bluher (@JohnBluher) September 3, 2013
In 2011, Armstrong’s first marriage ended tragically when her husband Russell committed suicide and she discovered his body hanging. Their relationship was an abusive one and Armstrong has struggled to overcome the pain. She began dating her lawyer John Bluher and the two fell in love. Bluher proposed to the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico, according to E! News. With the help of jewelry designer Ari Soffer, Bluher put together a fabulous gold and diamond ring.
For their special night, Bluher had a tent set up on the beach just steps from their oceanfront suite. The path was lined with candles and he had the tent filled with white roses and lillies … The groom-to-be started the celebration by dramatically uncorking a bottle of Veuve Grand Dame champagne with a saber, after which he and Armstrong walked along the beach to where a day bed and pillows were set up.
And, that’s why Bluher popped the question to Armstrong. Then they enjoyed a dinner catered by the resort’s restaurant. Bluher chose this resort for his proposal to Armstrong because that’s where they fell in love. Bluher told E! News:
Taylor was beautiful and never stopped smiling! It was an amazing evening, a 10 all ’round.
— Taylor Armstrong (@TaylorArmstrong) September 20, 2013
2. The Couple Hired David Tutera as Their Wedding Planner
— John Bluher (@JohnBluher) March 28, 2014
Celebrity wedding planner David Tutera was hired to coordinate the affair for this weekend. Tutera has organized events for clients including Shannen Doherty, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, and many other stars. You also may have seen him on his reality show David Tutera: Unveiled or My Fair Wedding. Tutera dished about the them of Armstrong’s wedding to People saying:
Taylor had a clear vision of the design. I took her ideas of Colorado meets Beverly Hills and set it on fire with tons of floral, candlelight and dripping chandeliers.
— Melissa Aslin (@MelissaAslin) April 5, 2014
In addition to Tutera’s shows and event planning, he also is author to several books.
— Taylor Armstrong (@TaylorArmstrong) March 28, 2014
Armstrong and Bluher could not be happier that Tutera is planning their wedding. Armstrong is especially head over heels with Bluher. In fact, she told E! News earlier this year:
I am so much happier than I have ever been. I never thought I would feel this way. John and I have an equal respect for one another. We have a real friendship and partnership. He is a beautiful man. I didn’t think I would ever be able to trust someone completely. But somehow, he opened my heart and I let him in.
3. Former RHOBH Co-Stars Were in Attendance at the Wedding
— Camille Grammer (@TheRealCamilleG) August 26, 2013
Radar Online previously reported that John Bluher and Taylor Armstrong were getting married this weekend and that Armstrong was inviting several former co-stars from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast. According to People, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, and Adrienne Maloof were all there for Armstrong’s big night on Friday, April 4, 2014.
After the wedding, the couple will be permanently living in Colorado, where Armstrong’s daughter Kennedy already attends school. Kennedy is number one in Armstrong’s life and even walked her down the aisle. Armstrong told People on the day of the wedding:
Today, John, Kennedy and I became a family. I married my best friend and Kennedy’s family circle became complete.
As far as the wedding attire:
The bride, wearing Chagoury Couture and Jimmy Choo shoes. The groom, who wore a Hugo Boss tux, Brioni tie and Prada shoes, slipped two white gold bands with 32 diamonds each onto Armstrong’s left hand. The bands were designed by Ari Soffer, who also created Armstrong’s 60-diamond engagement ring and Bluher’s white gold wedding ring, which is set with 60 black diamonds. Soffer also made a necklace for Kennedy.
The wedding cake was chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting.
4. Armstrong and Bluher Appeared on Reality Show Couples Therapy This Season
Armstrong and Bluher went through a lot of struggles on the VH1 reality series Couples Therapy this past season. Regardless of the issue, whether they were right or wrong, their relationship showed great strength as Bluher stood behind Armstrong in every moment. Have a look one of the episodes in the above video.
5. John Bluher Has Adopted Taylor Armstrong’s Daughter Kennedy
— Taylor Armstrong (@TaylorArmstrong) March 14, 2014
On the final episode of Couples Therapy this season, Bluher stood up and gave a speech about his feelings for Armstrong. At the end of the emotional moment, Bluher blew everyone’s socks off as he handed Armstrong adoption papers for her young daughter Kennedy. It was a truly touching moment.
— John Bluher (@JohnBluher) September 12, 2013
After Bluher told Armstrong that he wanted Kennedy to be his legal daughter, Armstrong broke down in tears and said:
There could be no better father for Kennedy. You make me feel safe and protected, but you don’t make me feel afraid. I cannot wait to be your wife.
Have a look at the amazing clip below: