Bobbie Thomas says 'I do' at Kathie Lee's home

Bobbie Thomas is usually delivering the “buzz” – the latest in fashion and beauty – but this past Friday, she was the center of it.

On May 31, TODAY's style editor married lawyer Michael Marion at Kathie Lee Gifford’s home in Connecticut. She was surrounded by family and friends, including TODAY anchors Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb as well as Kathie Lee.

It was only eight weeks ago that Bobbie started planning her nuptials, with help from TODAY.com readers who chose her gown, shoes, cake and even her décor elements. “[They] are all ways to add a personal touch to this special day," said Bobbie.

Enjoying a string quartet and perfect weather, guests watched Bobbie walk down the aisle wearing a Le Spose di Gio dress, Jennifer Behr hair accessory, and crystal and pearl T-strap heels from Coloriffics. Bobbie said she loved her gown, which won first place with over 10,000 votes, for its “elegant simplicity.”

The intimate ceremony, overlooking the water, was officiated by Judge David Laro, a mentor of the groom.

“Michael, you have persevered and succeeded,” Laro joked to the crowd.

At the cocktail hour, guests dined on truffle-scented pommes frites, mini grilled cheeseburgers, and tuna tartare tacos. For the reception, it was a hearty selection including heirloom tomatoes with burrata and basil oil, salmon fillets, grilled hanger steak with herb butter, and more tasty bites. The entrance to the reception was decorated with chic glitter cases, a winning DIY idea submitted by Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion for TODAY.com's DIY Wedding Decor Challenge.

For dessert, guests got a slice of glitter cake accented with sugar flowers by Connie Cupcake, also chosen by TODAY fans.

"I love cake!" said Bobbie. "Wedding cakes are works of art you can eat, and unlike the dress, shoes, et cetera, everyone gets a piece!"

The baker, Connie Dos Santos, “had Bobbie’s heart” from their first email, in which Dos Santos also suggested outfitting a sweets table with metallic-topped cupcakes, glittered doughnuts, “gold-dusted” strawberries and “bejeweled” brownies.

On the dance floor, Natalie, Hoda and Kathie Lee grooved to Michael Jackson and LMFAO with TODAY’s executive producer Don Nash, TV host Sara Gore and many others. Even Kathie Lee’s dog Bambino made a celebrity appearance at the tented party.

The couple, engaged since May 2012, dated for five years after being introduced by mutual friends at a party in New York City. They are already proud parents to Chica, a long-haired female Chihuahua, whose name was also chosen by TODAY fans. Lucky for Michael, Bobbie’s mother, Fatima Kavvadias – a frequent model on Bobbie’s TODAY segments – is quite the fan.

“It’s a dream,” Fatima said of her daughter's wedding. “He’s an angel, she’s an angel. We’re blessed.”

”The whole day turned out to be as equally beautiful as Bobbie,” Kathie Lee told TODAY.com at the reception. “Everybody felt incredibly blessed to not only be sharing the beauty of the environment we were in, but the beauty of a love that Michael and Bobbie have.”

Bobbie also had kind words for the TODAY co-host and her sprawling estate. “Throwing a wedding in eight weeks was not exactly what you might call a piece of cake,” Bobbie wrote in her wedding program. “And it could not have happened without the overwhelming generosity and unwavering support from Kathie Lee.”

All in all, Bobbie had her dream (collaborative) affair.

“Not only am I lucky to be surrounded by my closest friends and family while I stand next to my best friend today, but I have everyone's well wishes that I get to carry with me too.”

Check out more images from Bobbie Thomas' wedding:

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    On May 31, TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas married Michael Marion at Kathie Lee Gifford’s home in Conn., where she was surrounded by friends, loved ones and the TODAY family. Take a look at the big day!

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    Before the start of the festivities, the bride's hair is tended to by Kimberly Gueldner for the Rita Hazan salon. Bobbie did her own makeup.

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    TODAY.com readers voted on Bobbie's wedding dress, shoes, cake and decor. The winning shoes: crystal and pearl T-strap heels from Coloriffics.

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    The bride's simple and stunning bouquet.

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    Bobbie walked down the aisle in Le Spose di Gio’s simple, chic column gown.

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    Bobbie said she loved her gown, which won first place with over 10,000 votes, for its “elegant simplicity.”

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    With her hair and makeup done, Bobbie poses before the start of the wedding ceremony.

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    One last look -

    Bobbie looks out at the growing crowd before getting ready to exchange vows.

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    The estate -

    Kathie Lee Gifford hosted Bobbie's wedding in her Conn. home.

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    With help from her hairdresser, Bobbie descends the stairs in Kathie Lee's home.

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    Generous bride -

    Even on her wedding day, Bobbie couldn't stop herself from helping others with their makeup.

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    The couple -

    Bobbie and Michael exchange vows before Judge David Laro, a mentor of the groom.

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    Beautiful day -

    Kathie Lee's home overlooks a beautiful bay.

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    Hoda the photographer -

    Hoda Kotb makes sure to capture the ceremony on her phone.

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    They said 'I do' -

    The newlyweds pose in Kathie Lee's backyard following their wedding ceremony.

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    Guests exit the ceremony and head to the cocktail hour.

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    The backyard -

    Kathie Lee's gorgeously green backyard made for the perfect spring wedding.

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    The cocktail hour -

    Guests dined on truffle-scented pommes frites, mini grilled cheeseburgers, tuna tartare tacos and more.

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    The program -

    “Throwing a wedding in eight weeks was not exactly what you might call a piece of cake,” Bobbie wrote in her wedding program. “And it could not have happened without the overwhelming generosity and unwavering support from Kathie Lee.”

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    The quartet -

    The Devonshire Players: Lakshmi James, Melissa Macy, Sasha Korczynski and Jesica Elkhatib.

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    Guests, including TODAY executive producer Don Nash and Hoda Kotb, make their way to the cocktail hour.

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    LXTV anchor Sara Gore at Bobbie and Michael's cocktail hour.

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    The newlyweds -

    Michael and Bobbie share a sweet moment before the reception.

    “Not only am I lucky to be surrounded by my closest friends and family while I stand next to my best friend today, but I have everyone's well wishes that I get to carry with me too,” wrote Bobbie.

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    The hostess -

    Kathie Lee, holding her beloved dog Bambino, looks out onto the cocktail hour.

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    Hoda Kotb, Natalie Morales and Sara Haines attend the wedding cocktail hour.

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    The mothers -

    Bobbie's grandmother and mother make their way to the cocktail hour.

    “It’s a dream,” Bobbie’s mother, Fatima Kavvadias, said of the wedding. “He’s an angel, she’s an angel. We’re blessed.”

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    The bites -

    At the cocktail hour, guests dined on truffle-scented pommes frites, mini grilled cheeseburgers, tuna tartare tacos and more.

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    Hanging decor -

    For the reception, Ryan Zoeller of L'Olivier Floral Atelier decorated the entrance with hanging flower vials accented with the couple's favorite family photos.

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    The reception was held in Kathie Lee's backyard, overlooking the water.

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    The tent -

    At the reception, guests dined on heirloom tomatoes with burrata and basil oil, salmon fillets, grilled hanger steak with herb butter and more.

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    The wedding decor -

    The entrance to the reception was decorated with chic glitter cases, a winning DIY idea submitted by Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion for TODAY.com's DIY Wedding Decor Challenge.

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    The cake -

    Bobbie's glitter cake, accented with sugar flowers, was the crown jewel of the dessert table.

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    The treats -

    The baker, Connie Dos Santos, “had Bobbie’s heart” from their first e-mail, in which she also suggested outfitting a sweets table with metallic-topped cupcakes, glittered donuts, “gold-dusted” strawberries and “bejeweled” brownies.

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    Fit for a queen -

    Sweet donuts at the wedding dessert table.

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    First dance -

    The newlyweds take to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife.

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    The trio -

    Hoda Kotb, Bobbie Thomas and Kathie Lee Gifford embrace on the reception dance floor.

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    Get down -

    Bobbie busts a move on the dance floor with Sara Haines and Natalie Morales.

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    Playing games -

    Bobbie and Michael play a trivia game during their wedding reception.

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    The ladies -

    TODAY's Sara Haines, Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb, Bobbie Thomas, Tammy Filler and Kathie Lee Gifford pose together on the dance floor.

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    Dance king -

    Michael dances with Bobbie's grandmother during the reception.

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    A perfect evening -

    ”The whole day turned out to be as equally beautiful as Bobbie,” Kathie Lee told TODAY.com at the reception. “Everybody felt incredibly blessed to not only be sharing the beauty of the environment we were in, but the beauty of a love that Michael and Bobbie have.”

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