Start the fireworks! Biggest Loser alum Tara Costa is married, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. The Season 7 contestant married her fiancé, John Baranowski, in Babylon, New York, on Saturday, July 4.
Clad in a Victor Harper dress, the physical education teacher and Baranowski celebrated their next chapter at the historic mansion Woodlands at Woodbury following the ceremony. They were feted by 185 guests, including fellow Biggest Loser stars such as Mark Pinhasovich, Pamela Geil, and Jackson Carter.
“I am not the person who has dreamt of this day since I was little girl and to be honest I never thought I would be the one to find that special person. But today is a HUGE day for me and probably one of the most important days of my entire life. I get to marry my best friend, John,” the blushing bride, 30, told Us in a statement.
“He’s the reason for so much happiness in my life,” she added. “We’ve chosen to live this life together, because there’s no one else in the entire world we’d rather do it with.”
The newlyweds kicked off their happily ever after with Darius Rucker’s “History In the Making” for their first dance. Their reception was decorated with pastel colored roses, hydrangeas, snapdragons, and orchids, and guests feasted by candlelight.
Some favorite dishes included a chilean sea bass with lobster fricassee, fingerling potatoes, and wilted spinach. (There’s a mashed potato bar, too!) Fourth of July-themed cocktails were also be on hand, and family and friends enjoyed a decadent three-tiered fondant cake for dessert.
More surprises lasted well into the evening. Before calling it a night, the lovebirds got a special sparkler send off from their loved ones.
For more details on Costa’s nuptials, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday. Casting for the next Biggest Loser season is now under way.
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