The 2020 wedding season has been unofficially canceled for months — hours of awkward small talk and drunken dance routines purged from millions of calendars. But for those still craving that dose of matrimonial bliss, Netflix has the answer.
Say I Do, the latest sure-to-succeed reality series from the streamer, is the ultimate in wedding planning programs. Each episode introduces a new couple whose unique circumstances have either prevented them from getting married or kept them from having the wedding of their dreams. Enter: interior designer Jeremiah Brent, fashion designer Thai Nguyen, and chef Gabriele Bertaccini.
The show’s hosts weren’t exactly plucked from obscurity. You may recognize Brent from his HGTV show with husband and fellow interior designer Nate Berkus, Nate & Jeremiah: Save My House (you may also recognize Brent because he bears a striking resemblance to Woody Harrelson in certain lights, but Google has promised me there is no relation). Nguyen has his own fashion line, Thai Nguyen Atelier, which boasts celebrity fans like Jennifer Lopez and Emma Roberts. Bertaccini is the founder and creative director of Phoenix-based catering company Il Tocco Food.
The three men plan each couple’s wedding to their specifications — Brent scouts venues and handles decor; Nguyen designs the brides’ dresses and grooms’ suits; Bertaccini curates a menu. Oh, and there are stakes! The entire operation, including the wedding at the end, transpires over the course of a single week.