“Iron Brides,” a collaboration of Executive Producer George C. Jobel and Director Jeffrey Thayer, is a new reality show that takes place in New England and pits eight brides-to-be against each other in wedding themed competitions. Competing in activities such as personal fitness, cooking, and wedding planning, these brides are tutored by life coaches and physical trainers before they are tested on their general knowledge, athletic abilities, and overall personalities. Based on these competitions, a winner is selected and rewarded a photography and videography package worth $9000 for the big day.
Season One, which was filmed in New Hampshire, began in late March and on May 28th aired it’s final episode announcing two grand prize winners: Tricia Comi, 31, of Portsmouth, NH for earning the highest amount of points in the individual competitions and Kylin Szlosek, 29 of Hampton, NH for the popular online vote. The other brides, however, will not be walking down the aisle empty-handed. According to the New Hampshire Film and Television Office, the contestants that did not win will be receiving media services comparable to that of the grand prize winners’.
Though auditions for Season Two, which is to be set in Boston, are already over, filming will begin on June 6th and the first episode is expected to air on October 1, 2009. According to the “Iron Brides” website, activities will include massage, yoga, dance classes, personal training, wedding etiquette, as well as many others. Producers are also getting ready for Season Three which is to be set in Rhode Island. They are looking to hire a show host, production crew, and will be auditioning new Iron Brides for the show. Check out the official website for application instructions.