FREEFORM FALLS HEAD OVER HEELS FOR 'DISNEY'S FAIRY TALE WEDDINGS,' WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES PREMIERING JUNE 11
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN AND HUNTER HAYES MAKE SURPRISE MUSICAL APPEARANCES
"Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" returns for a six-episode series on MONDAY, JUNE 11 (8:00 p.m. EDT), with eleven new couples, surprise musical performances, unexpected appearances, captivating celebrations, and of course, lots of Disney magic. From epic hidden camera engagements to romantic fairy tale weddings, each episode will showcase enchanting stories and spectacular settings from Disney destinations around the globe. Hosted by real-life couple Stephen "tWitch" Boss ("The Ellen Show") and Allison Holker ("Dancing with the Stars"), the series goes inside the intimate plans of each couple as they celebrate their unique love stories with the help of Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons.
With stunning venues at the Walt Disney World Resort; Disneyland Resort; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa; on Disney Cruise Line ships and more hosting these momentous occasions, each celebration is meticulously planned with heartfelt detail and unforgettable moments for each couple. Two special couples have stories that tie them to stunning musical performances by superstar Olivia Newton-John and country music sensation Hunter Hayes. And, a sports-obsessed couple gets the opportunity of a lifetime when the NHL's Stanley Cup, one of the most iconic and oldest trophies in professional sports, makes a rare appearance at their reception.
With a career spanning over five decades and more than 100 million albums sold, Newton-John's successes include four GRAMMYs(R), an Emmy(R), numerous music awards and more than 15 top 10 singles. Her co-starring role in "Grease" catapulted her into super-stardom and, to date, remains the most successful movie musical of all time. In 1992, and again in 2017, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer, a cause very near and dear to one "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" couple. Her personal journey with cancer led her to announce her partnership with Austin Health and the creation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJCWRC). After nearly ten years of fundraising for $200 million, the ONJCWRC opened its doors in 2012. The Centre provides a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training and research as well as a dedicated wellness center (ONJCancerCentre.org).
Multi-platinum recording artist Hunter Hayes has accumulated over 40 award nominations and wins, including five GRAMMY nominations. His hit single "Wanted" became his first No. 1 single on the country airplay charts and solidified the multi-instrumentalist as the youngest solo male artist to top Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in over 40 years. Chosen as the first-dance song for a newly wedded couple, Hayes surprises a completely shocked bride and groom with a live performance of "Wanted" at their wedding reception at Pioneer Hall at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort.
"Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" Couples
Emily & John
Emily and John are a hockey-loving duo from Chicago that have been on the same team since Emily scored the game-winning goal on John in her pink gloves. Now on John's 30th trip to Walt Disney World, they are planning an epic wedding that incorporates his Chinese heritage, their mutual love of hockey, and one huge surprise from the Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings team.
Chelsea & Spencer
Spencer caught Chelsea's attention by passing her hand-written notes in their first-period class freshman year of high school, and the rest is history. The Orlando pair have always dreamed of getting married at Walt Disney World in front of Cinderella Castle, but they never imagined they would have the whole park to themselves for their heartfelt ceremony and an exclusive viewing of the Happily Ever After projection show for their guests.
Danielle & Nick
Danielle & Nick first said their vows during a humble ceremony in the living room of their Baltimore home. But now this couple, who have always dreamed of a beautiful, country-chic wedding is finally getting a chance to have the celebration they deserve at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort complete with a first dance performance they will never forget.
Nicole & David
David first saw Nicole at the gym in their hometown on Long Island, NY and quickly realized that she could be the one. Now, he's taking Nicole and her daughter Kali on Disney Cruise Line, where Allison & tWitch help him pull off a surprise proposal on the beautiful beaches of Disney's private island, Castaway Cay.
Gabriela & Tanner
After their engagement at Disneyland Resort, our California-based couple Gabriela and Tanner had an emergency set back, during which all their wedding funds went toward medical expenses. One courthouse wedding, a happy marriage and two children later, this family is heading to Walt Disney World Resort to give hardworking mom Gabriela the royal treatment in an English country garden wedding fit for a queen.
Britney & Hans
Britney and Hans are the classic story of a lifelong friendship that later blossomed into a fairy tale love. She's been planning her whole life for this special day and now that she's finally found her prince charming, this Beverly Hills hairdresser is ready to throw the absolutely fabulous wedding of her dreams, starting with turning Sleeping Beauty Castle ... pink!
Lorina & Greg
Lorina and Greg met on an Air Force base in Jacksonville, Arkansas, where he is stationed, and quickly realized they were meant to be. Now, these two are going to be the first couple ever to get married in front of the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom, complete with the iconic evening projection show exclusively playing for their family and friends.
Kelley & Eric
Eric is certain that he has found the love of his life in girlfriend Kelley, whose big heart and passion for helping babies as a neonatal nurse really won him over. Now, the Los Angles couple is taking a dream vacation to Kelley's favorite resort, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, where Eric is planning the ultimate scavenger hunt proposal and a heartfelt family surprise for his future bride.
Jessica & Myke
These Florida natives had their first date at Walt Disney World Resort, where they spent the entire day kindling a romance that would lead to forever. After the birth of their daughter Kyndal, a new house and a whole lot of love, these three are heading on a Disney cruise to finally become an official family.
Nate & Brian
Nate & Brian, from Dallas, threw a massive fairy tale wedding one year ago at Walt Disney World Resort with 200 of their closest family and friends. It's now time for the newlyweds to return to Walt Disney World to celebrate their anniversary! With the help of Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings and the cast from Frozen on Broadway, it turns into a truly magical trip they will never forget!
Christina & Jarrod
Pennsylvania couple and childhood sweethearts, Christina and Jarrod, are tying the knot in a gorgeous ceremony at Walt Disney World Resort. It hasn't always been the glamorous road for this pair. Christina battled cancer at a young age, during which she took a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios and took her wig off in public for the first time ever. Now, she's making her triumphant return as a survivor to walk down the aisle to marry the man of her dreams.
The series is produced by Roberts Media and T Group Productions. Executive producers include Ann Lewis Roberts for Roberts Media, Simon Lythgoe of Legacy Productions and Jenny Daly for T Group.
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About Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons
Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons has been making dreams come true for more than 25 years, offering unique weddings, vow renewals, honeymoons, engagements and anniversary celebrations. The brand is based on fantasy, unmatched global wedding planning services and the desire to make wedding dreams a reality.
About T Group Productions
Based in Los Angeles and led by Jenny Daly, T Group Productions develops, sells and produces across all genres for broadcast and cable networks, both domestically and internationally, as well as digital platforms. Since its launch in 2010, the company has produced over 50 series, specials and pilots including over 100 episodes of Mystery Diners (Food), Storage Hunters (truTV), A Wicked Offer (CW), Hollywood and Football (E!) among many more. T Group's current slate includes the upcoming Very Cavallari (E!) starring Kristin Cavallari, the third season of Ozzy and Jack's World Detour (A&E), Disney's Fairytale Weddings (Freeform), Return of the Mac (Pop), 24 to Life (LMN), Elevator Pitch (Entrepreneur Network) among many more. The company also has co-production partnerships with award-winning producers Ann Roberts of Roberts Media and Simon Lythgoe of Legacy Productions as well as Jack Osbourne's Osbourne Media, Sunshine Sach's sister company Madica Productions, Beth Greenwald of Wax World Media and EveryWhere Studios. Recently, T Group acquired digital house Big Boots Studio and established its own digital studio, T Group Media (TGM)