Men’s Wearhouse has joined forces with ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” by donating tuxedos to help a couple who experienced tragedy realize their dream wedding.
Not only will this be the largest build that Ty Pennington and the Extreme Team have completed, building seven homes in seven days, but it will also be the final episode in a series that has run for nine seasons, culminating in its 200th episode.[ Also Read: 10 Reasons I Like Indian TV Shows ]
The couple was among the thousands of people left without a home after tornadoes ravaged the town of Joplin, Mo., in the spring of 2011. With their home being rebuilt, the couple had one last step on the road to recovery: to get married.
On May 22, 2011, as the heart of the storm approached, Scott Ely, Natalie Gonzalez, and her 10-year-old son all huddled together for safety. The force of the storm crumbled their shelter and Scott was pulled into the air.
If they survived the storm, Scott vowed, they would get married. Now, nearly eight months later, the couple is getting a new home and the wedding that Scott promised.[ Also Read: Live Bridal Fashion Shows on Facebook ]
During its nine-season run, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” has helped families and communities around the country and warmed the hearts of countless Americans. The final episode will air on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. EST on the ABC television network.
The Emmy-award-winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 9th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Fridays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET, on ABC.
In the picture above: Scott Ely and Natalie Gonzalez tie the knot in a dream-come-true wedding ceremony with classic black tuxedos provided by Men’s Wearhouse.