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TLC Greenlights Two Wedding-Themed Reality Series

TLC has given series orders to two wedding-based specials, Bride By Design and Curvy Brides, the network said Wednesday.

Bride By Design, which follows the work of bridal designer Heidi Elnora, will debut in 2015 with 10 episodes while Curvy Brides (pictured) -- which follows sisters and bridal shop owners Yukia and Yuneisia Harris – will get a 12-episode run and premiere next year.

Bride by Design is produced by Trium Entertainment, while Curvy Brides is produced by Half Yard Productions, said network officials.  

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