Having just lived through a moment defined by canceled weddings and postponed plans, we could all use a little hope in the wedding world right now. Luckily, Netflix is already on it. Enter your newest binge: Say I Do. It’s dubbed the Queer Eye of weddings and you’ll quickly become obsessed for more reasons than one.
An eight-episode series debuting on July 1, Say I Do puts the powerful love stories of eight unique couples on display as interior designer Jeremiah Brent, fashion designer Thai Nguyen and chef Gabriele Bertaccini team up to give them the wedding of their dreams. But there’s a catch: Each wedding is a surprise to the bride or groom and planned in less than a week! And after watching a few episodes ourselves already, it’s safe to say this show is worth the hype (and the binge-watch!).
“This is the first wedding show about love,” Brent tells Brides. “It is about the journey of love, the exploration of what it means to find somebody, in some instances to lose somebody, [and] to reconnect with them. It really is about the power of love and I think how it tethers every type of person and every type of scenario.”
Each couple featured on the show has faced incredible obstacles in their lives and for one reason or another, were never able to make their dream weddings a reality. That’s where Brent, Nguyen and Bertaccini—the masterminds behind each wedding—come in. The expert trio assists each groom in planning a surprise marriage proposal followed by an unforgettable wedding in just seven days’ time. “We haven’t really seen love told through a man’s perspective or through the groom’s perspective a lot,” says Brent…