We're Making Daytime TV History by Throwing a 'Wedding in a Week' for a Deserving Couple

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, February 12, 2016

Aired February 12, 2016

One bride-to-be gets a big surprise on Rachael Ray this Monday, February 15 – she thinks she’s only at the show to be with her boyfriend as he receives a special pair of glasses that will help offset vision loss caused by a degenerative eye condition, and allow him to see her for the first time in their relationship. What she doesn’t know is that he’s also going to propose on the show – and with the help of Rachael and other New York-area vendors, they’ll plan their wedding over the course of the week and officially tie the knot on the Friday, February 19 episode of Rachael Ray. 

Louisiana natives, Hunter Tribe and Brittney Reed, have been dating for over two years. Hunter suffers from Stargardt disease, a degenerative eye condition that is causing him to slowly lose his vision. Last fall, Brittney saw a couple featured on Rachael Ray; the husband also lived with Stargardt disease and received a pair of eSight glasses. Brittney wrote to the show, explaining how such a pair would make a difference in Hunter’s life.

Brittney is shocked to find out Hunter had other motives for coming to the show. After trying on the glasses and seeing her for the first time, he gets down on one knee and pops the question! Rachael then reveals another twist: They’ll plan each step of their wedding on the show throughout the week, and be married on Friday’s episode!