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Picture perfect: Take a stroll down the aisle of TODAY's favorite weddings

Here comes the bride ... again!

TODAY is throwing the ultimate wedding in honor of the release of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" for the lucky couple you chose — Kaitlin Roseman and John West. But it's not the first time TODAY has walked a couple to the altar.

Grab your tissues and check out our favorite TODAY weddings!

Melissa and Jeremy's Modern Wedding

Melissa McMillin and Jeremy Gebhardt — separated for years because of Gebhardt’s tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan — had a theme of "modern love" in 2010.

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    Take a look at the young couple’s dream wedding, gorgeously planned by TODAY viewers.

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    Melissa McMillin, 21, and Jeremy Gebhardt, 22 — separated for years because of Gebhardt’s tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan — earned the most votes on Facebook to become the recipients of TODAY’s annual wedding giveaway and gala on the Plaza. With a theme of "modern love," TODAY viewers chose everything from the wedding cake to the honeymoon location.


    At left, the groom gets some touch-ups before the ceremony, live on the Plaza on Sept. 30, 2010.

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    TODAY's bride Melissa McMillin lets loose while getting ready for her wedding, planned by viewers and TODAY Facebook fans.

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    The groomsmen, clad in chic bathrobes, are a festive entourage.

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    Viewers picked the "Old Hollywood" style for the bridesmaids. The ladies wore a gray Bari Jay dress with a dropped waist and shirred bodice.

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    The groom takes a moment to relax before his wedding on the Plaza.

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    Bride Melissa McMillin spends a sweet moment with her mother, Mary McMillin, before the ceremony on the Plaza.

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    The bride shows off her stunning hairstyle.

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    Melissa McMillin came prepared for a rainy wedding! She wore a champagne lace Paloma Blanca dress with a sweeping train.

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    The mother of the bride Mary McMillin looks on as her daughter prepares for the big day.

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    Bride Melissa McMillin gets her hair and makeup done by the TODAY crew.

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    The TODAY crew fusses over Melissa McMillin.

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    A string quartet played the "Bridal Chorus" by Wagner and "Empire State of Mind" by Alicia Keys.

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    Flower girl Abigal Warczakoski received enthusiastic applause from the wedding guests.


    Of the wedding, the bride said "Everyone is just so excited just to be a part of this whole process and we’re just so glad that everybody’s going to be able to come and have such a fun time for our wedding."

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    Members of the bridal party make their way down the aisle.

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    Father of the bride looks on as his daughter prepares to exchange vows.

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    Melissa and Jeremy exchanged vows with rings from celebrity jeweler Neil Lane. Melissa’s platinum band is set on three sides with 116 brilliant-cut diamonds, while Jeremy’s platinum band is designed and signed by Neil Lane.

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    Melissa and Jeremy become man and wife on the Plaza.

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    The bride shows off her stunning bouquet.

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    The newlyweds kiss before family and friends. "Everything thus far has been great," the bride said of the TODAY wedding experience. "It’s been perfect."

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    Viewers voted to send the couple off for a luxurious seven-day vacation to a private villa in the Turks and Caicos, complete with a private butler. Melissa beamed when she opened an envelope on the plaza telling her where she and her new hubby were headed. “We’re so excited! We can’t wait to go to a beach.”

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    Melissa and Jeremy enjoy their first laugh as husband and wife.

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    Melissa and Jeremy exit as newlyweds.

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    TODAY's Al Roker, Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer share their wedding wishes. Al Roker raised a glass and said, “Melissa, you are studying to be a nurse, which shows you care about compassion and kindness. And Jeremy, with your service to our country, you’ve showed that you put that above all else, and for that we thank you.”

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    Gorgeous setting at the the Hudson Terrace, an urban oasis featuring a retractable glass dome, where guests enjoy scenic views of the Hudson River. Executive chef Thomas Besnard kept things light, serving smoked salmon with caviar, Swiss cheese and prosciutto with truffled eggs and frisee salad.

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    Reception cocktails included peach Bellinis, strawberry mimosas, Bloody Marys and coffee martinis.

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    The bride shows off her platinum ring from celebrity jeweler Neil Lane.

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    Jeremy made a quick change out of his military dress to the Kenneth Cole tux TODAY viewers had selected for him. Guests mingled with the happy couple while nibbling hors d’oeuvres, fruit salad and chocolate mousse laced with coffee, along with goat cheese and fruit tartlets.

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    Treated like celebrities, Melissa and Jeremy had the renowned Colin Cowie as their wedding planner. Cowie, who has written five best-selling books on planning the perfect wedding, is known as the party planner to the stars, with a client list that includes Jerry Seinfeld, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Elton John.

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    With their loved ones looking on, Melissa and Jeremy enjoy their first dance to "You Got What I Need," an original piece performed by Joshua Radin. Melissa noted the song reflected her own situation with Jeremy in a very profound way: “It was the perfect song for us.”

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    The couple enjoy their first dance.

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    The groom, clad in an ivory Kenneth Cole Black Label tux, poses with his groomsmen before cutting the cake.

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    The bride, in a lace Paloma Blanca dress with a sweeping train, poses with her bridesmaids at the Hudson Terrace.

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    Melissa and Jeremy's loved ones have a bit of fun for the camera.

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    Guests share personal notes for the couple in a custom engraved wish box.

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    The happy couple cut into the winning wedding cake by Ana Parzych Custom Cakes. The dessert has alternating tiers in four flavors and is adorned with hand-made sugar flowers. Celebrity wedding designer Colin Cowie planned the reception at Hudson Terrace.

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    A sweet end to a perfect wedding.

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Nick and Leigh's Sprint to the Altar

Former track stars Nick Cordes, 29, and Leigh Daniel, 30, jogged down the aisle after exchanging vows live on national television. “The journey you are starting today is not a sprint,” said Matt Lauer. “We hope the joy you feel today can last for miles.”

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    Leigh Daniel and Nick Cordes pause for photos at their reception at the Plaza Hotel. Nick said he has supreme confidence that the couple will be together to enjoy their grandchildren — and that a day won’t go by when Leigh doesn’t know how he feels about her. “I know we’re going to make it,” he said. “She tells me sometimes that I tell her too much information, I’m too honest — but she’d rather have me that way because there’s no secrets, no games.”

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    The families of both Leigh Daniel and Nick Cordes pose for photographs following the TODAY-sponsored reception at the legendary Plaza Hotel.

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    Nick Cordes takes a moment to dance with his proud mother, Debbie Cordes, a publicist with the Madison, Ohio school district.

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    Leigh Daniel and Nick Cordes share a romantic embrace during their first dance as husband and wife.

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    Martina McBride sings the TODAY Throws a Wedding theme song, "I Just Call You Mine,” for Nick and Leigh's first dance as husband and wife. McBride, who attended the wedding along with her husband of 21 years, sound engineer John, offered Nick and Leigh a bit of advice on what makes a marriage last. “I think dedication, commitment and respect for each other — and a sense of humor is very important.”

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    A young guest twirls at Leigh Daniel and Nick Cordes’ TODAY wedding.

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    TODAY’s winning wedding couple parties in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza hotel, which was the venue for Truman Capote’s infamous Black and White Ball and was featured in several films, including the recent “Bride Wars.” Leigh and Nick's wedding guests feasted on filet mignon and monkfish before joining the TODAY hosts in learning a new wedding dance favorite, "The Cha Cha Slide."

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    With Hoda and Kathie Lee by their side, newlyweds Leigh Daniel and Nick Cordes cut the cake at their wedding reception at the Plaza Hotel. “Don’t mess up your makeup!,” exclaimed Kathie Lee as Nick Cordes fed his new wife. The couple then washed down their chocolate cake with glasses of champagne.

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    Following the wedding ceremony, guests headed uptown to the Grand Ballroom of the legendary Plaza Hotel for a TODAY-sponsored reception.

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    Leigh and Nick share a laugh in a Rolls Royce Phantom, making their way to their wedding reception at the iconic Plaza Hotel. “Tomorrow, on the way to our honeymoon, it will all start to sink in, but this is a fairy tale,” Leigh said.

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    The TODAY hosts informed the newlyweds of their honeymoon destination – Australia – which was picked by viewers. “I can’t wait!” exclaimed Leigh. “We get to hug koalas!”

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    After the vineyard-themed ceremony on the plaza, the TODAY hosts toasted the couple. “The journey you are starting today -- to use running terms -- is obviously not a sprint,” said Matt Lauer. “It is a marathon. I mean that in the best possible way. We hope the joy you feel today can last for the years to come and the miles you will travel.”

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    The excited couple, both assistant track coaches at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, greet their guests and TODAY viewers before running down the aisle.

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    Guests on Rockefeller Plaza cheer as Leigh Daniel and Nick Cordes are pronounced man and wife.

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    As Dr. Hampton pronounced the couple man and wife, Leigh planted a pink lipstick-laced smooch on her new husband’s lips. “I’m just a big believer in fate,” said Leigh. “And everything turned out perfectly.”

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    Minister Dr. James Hampton held Leigh’s great-grandmother’s bible. “[Your grandmother] would have been very happy for you today, he said. “It is something old, but it will always have a wonderful new message of life for all who read it. In this bible, your great-grandmother underlined these words: ‘This is the Lord's doings; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.’ "

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    “You look amazing!” Nick Cordes told Leigh Daniel at the altar in beginning his vows. “I am lucky to know you and am even luckier to be marrying you.

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    Guests on Rockefeller Plaza get ready for Leigh and Nick to finally take the plunge.

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    Leigh Daniel is escorted down the aisle by her father, James Tab Daniel, to exchange vows with her fiance Nick Cordes.

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    The bride Leigh Daniels ascends the staircase to Rockefeller Plaza for her vineyard-themed ceremony.

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    Leigh glows in an elegant and ethereal Christos gown picked by TODAY viewers. “This is just a fairy tale,” the bride said of marrying live on TODAY.

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    Groom Nick Cordes, winner of “TODAY Throws a Wedding: 10 Years of I Dos,” arrives at Rockefeller Plaza with his groomsmen decked in sophisticated suits from Tommy Hilfiger and styled by GQ. Following tradition, TODAY viewers planned the wedding by texting and voting onAOSFU98AQEWTASKFDNA0ADGAG2#@$A to choose the couple’s rings, the wedding gown, the attendants’ attire and the honeymoon location.

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    While getting ready to get married live on TODAY, the groom spends his last moments as a bachelor with his wedding party.

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    The bride, Leigh Daniels, gets her hair teased and makeup done by the Bobbi Brown beauty team. Today she will not only get married live on TODAY, but also find out which destination viewers picked for her honeymoon.

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    The bridal party looks on as Leigh gets dolled up for the wedding ceremony on Rockefeller Plaza.

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    The bride and her bridesmaid are calm and relaxed as they get their hair done for TODAY Throws a Wedding.

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    Casually dressed in a robe, the bride arrives at Rockefeller Plaza at 4 a.m. to get ready to take her vows live before millions of viewers.

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LaDonna and Darnell's Dream Wedding

LaDonna Bradford and Darnell Suggs won the hearts of American viewers in a series of fun, competitive challenges for the chance to tie the knot on Rockefeller plaza.

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    The winning couple of TODAY’s Race to the Altar exchange “I do’s” live on Rockefeller Plaza.

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    Darnell Suggs, winning groom of TODAY Throws a Wedding: Race to the Altar, embraces his parents on the big day. Darnell and his bride, LaDonna Bradford, won the hearts of American viewers in a series of fun, competitive challenges for the chance to tie the knot on Rockefeller plaza.

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    The bride, LaDonna Bradford, holds her hand-written wedding vows.

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    LaDonna gets ready for her TODAY wedding, live on Rockefeller Plaza.

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    LaDonna will exude "Hollywood glamour" in a silk strapless dress by Priscilla of Boston, voted on by TODAY viewers.

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    Darnell suits up in a formal navy outfit by Hugo Boss. Darnell's groomsmen attire, along with the bridesmaid dresses, were chosen by TODAY viewers.

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    The bride prepares to get her hair and makeup done in the TODAY greenroom.

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    LaDonna gets some help from her bridesmaids before the start of her wedding ceremony.

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    LaDonna Bradford, wearing her Priscilla of Boston gown voted on by TODAY viewers, shows off her ring.

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    Darnell kissed his mother, Jacquelyn Suggs, before the festivities began.

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    Darnell Suggs heads to Rockefeller Plaza with his groomsmen, decked out in Hugo Boss.

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    The bride is accompanied down the aisle by her grandfather, Jackson C. Summers. Of her wedding, LaDonna said "I know my father is smiling from above as my grandfather has given me to [Darnell] in marriage."

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    LaDonna and Darnell enjoy their first married kiss before friends, family and TODAY viewers.

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    After the ceremony, the newlyweds jumped over a broom, a popular African-American wedding tradition.

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    The couple holds hands outside of TODAY's studio as fans gather around.

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    The wedding reception featured a stunning four-tier cake and several smaller, intricately designed cakes. Although the desserts are different, they share a unifying visual theme.

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    The winning couple is all smiles as they share their first wedding dance.

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    The couple showed off their dance moves while being serenaded by LaDonna's cousin, Melinda Doolittle from "American Idol," who sang "Never Felt This Way."

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    The bride's mother, Donna Bradford (left), and grandfather, J.C. Summers (center) react as the bride and groom make their grand entrance at the reception.

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    LaDonna and Darnell enjoyed an elegant and classy Rainbow Room reception.

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    Thanks to TODAY viewer votes, the couple exchanged rings from Kwiat. The bride's ring has approximately 0.56 carats of diamonds set throughout, while the groom's ring has a classic polished finish that will develop a warm patina over time.

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    The newlyweds listen to toasts made in their honor at the reception.

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    LaDonna hits the Rainbow Room dance floor with a young guest.

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Jessica and Cody's Breakfast at Tiffany's

Arizona steakhouse employees Jessica Mapel and Cody Helgeson won a wedding planned by Martha Stewart and a grand finale celebration at Tiffany's.

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    Jessica Mapel and Cody Helgeson tie the knot on TODAY. Check out the magical moments from their wedding day.

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    The rehearsal

    Seven weeks ago TODAY show viewers chose Arizona steakhouse employees Jessica Mapel, age 23 and Cody Helgeson, age 22 as the couple to be wed on TODAY, with a wedding planned by Martha Stewart. Viewers chose everything from the rings to the wedding dress, cake and honeymoon. Watch their wedding day unfold, starting with this rehearsal photo and culminating with the grand finale celebration at Tiffany's, with photographs by celebrity wedding photographer Denis Reggie.

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    Groom-to-be Cody Hegelson takes a break for hair and makeup as he prepares for his wedding debut.

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    Beaming bride

    Bride-to-be Jessica Mapel prepares for her TODAY wedding debut.

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    Cody gets some final tweaks to his hair before making his way to the TODAY plaza.

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    A toast with the girls

    Jessica's bridal party makes a toast to the bride and groom as the girls get ready for the big day.

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    Gearing up the groom

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    Race to the altar

    Jessica and her wedding-day helpers scurry up to the Plaza for the balmy, October ceremony.

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    The crowd looks on

    Friends and family watch as Jessica and Cody say 'I do' on a balmy, October wedding day in New York City.

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    Cole Tyler Helgeson, Cody's nephew and one of the ringbearers, shares a gleeful grin.

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    Loving embrace

    Cody takes his cue to "kiss the bride."

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    The newlyweds

    Jessica and Cody skip down the aisle ready for the festivities ahead!

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    Greeting the crowd

    Cody and Jessica say "hi" to TODAY fans gathered at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

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    Honeymoon revealed

    Jessica and Cody find out the viewers selected a honeymoon trip to the Seychelles.

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    Off to Tiffany

    Jessica and Cody hop a cab to their wedding breakfast reception at the famed jewelers on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

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    The 'blue' carpet

    The cameras followed Jessica and Cody as they made their way to the reception at Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

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    Arm in arm

    The happy couple makes their way as husband and wife into their wedding reception at Tiffany's in New York City. Here you can also see some of the detail in Jessica's De Beers diamond wedding band, chosen by the TODAY viewers.

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    A toast to the bride and groom

    Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Martha Stewart share a special toast with the newlyweds.

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    Let them eat cake!

    Wedding guests were ready to dig into this Sylvia Weinstock four-tier masterpiece.

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    Preparing for the feast

    Martha Stewart and the team at Tiffany's designed tables with floral centerpieces that were a true feast for the eyes.

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    Beauty in the details

    A close-up view of the exquisite embroidery and hand beading on Jessica's Reem Acra wedding gown.

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    The first dance

    Jessica and Cody take to the dance floor for their first time as husband and wife.

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    Proud parents

    Cody's mom and dad, Sue and Forrest Helgeson, share a special moment on the dance floor.

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    A toast to remember

    Cody's brother and best man, Ryan, shares a tearful toast with their dad Forrest.

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    A hug for mom

    Jessica and her mom Terri Mapel share a special moment at the reception.

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    Cute as can be

    Jessica is truly a beaming bride as she poses for this photo with her matron of honor and bridesmaids.

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Molly and Jason's Boat for Two

Molly Mouchka and Jason Waggoner had a beautiful boathouse extravaganza.

Sarah and Mark's Hometown Vows

Sarah Raley and Mark Dale were wed at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Maryland for "TODAY Throws a Hometown Wedding."

Nikki and Roger's Destination Wedding

Nikki and Iraq veteran Roger "Buddy" Butler met at a wedding and were lucky to land their own destination vows at the resort Cap Juluca in Anguilla.

Seneca and Chris's Plaza Union

Single mom Seneca Bowers and confirmed bachelor Chris Janowicz shared a love of the outdoors and water and were wed on TODAY in 2003.

Cynithia and Marcus' Party at Tavern on the Green

Marcus was a veterinary technician and Cynithia a special education teacher who met at Tuskegee's homecoming football game in 1997. They were joined on the TODAY plaza in 2002 with a reception at Tavern on the Green.

Jenny and Jeff's Plaza Vows

Melanie and Peter's Groundbreaking Nuptials

School psychologist Melanie and attorney Peter Ginsberg were the first couple married on TODAY in 2000.

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TODAY Throws a Wedding 2000 couple Melanie and Peter Ginsberg on the day Matt Lauer announced their selction (left), and during their wedding ceremony on the TODAY plaza.
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