On Tuesday, August 18 at 10 PM ET/PT, TLC will premiere MASTERS OF RECEPTION, a new series produced by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' MILOJO Productions in partnership with Original Media. The series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Frungillo family and their booming New Jersey catering business. Having served everyone from Frank Sinatra to the Pope, the Frungillos pride themselves on being the very best at bringing people together and providing every bride and groom with their ultimate dream wedding.
Viewers will witness the over-the-top requests and exactly what it takes for this family to pull them off. From hot air balloons and dogs in the bridal party, to brides arriving in a Cinderella buggy with trumpets blaring, the Frungillos don't know the meaning of the word "No" and stop at nothing to ensure that each couple has their perfect day. In addition, they often put together off-site weddings and handle emergencies including inclement weather and last minute weddings with ease. Between their four locations, they can host up to 10 weddings a day, and often have two happening at once.
This weekend, reception masters Robert and Jerry Frungillo are attempting to pull off two extravagant weddings at the same time. At their beautiful venue The Mezzanine, the brothers are throwing an over-the-top African-chic wedding. One complication ... the Frungillo staff is unprepared for the Nigerian custom of wedding crashers! Meanwhile, over at the majestic Skylands Manor, The Frungillos are orchestrating a gorgeous old Hollywood dream wedding, complete with a vintage limo and a pig roast. Trouble arises when the succulent smell of the BBQ brings some unexpected guests of it's own!