Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Wedding Arrivals

Posted on July 22, 2013

Calm down. We’re not going to critique the clothes at a wedding. We only do that privately, in whispers only the two of us can hear. No, in fact we’re featuring these pictures mostly without comment because we think everyone looks so good. And better yet, like they’re there to have fun. Who doesn’t love that?

But yes, Padma Lakshmi wins. We always do that at weddings; pick out the one guest who showed up looking the absolute best and declare her (because it’s always a her) the winner. Sometimes, if we know her, we even go up and tell her. “By the way, honey; you win.” We never have to explain what we mean. She always knows. No one accidentally dresses better than everyone else in the room, darlings.

Lot of sneakers on the men. We’re not judging. Maybe that was a theme or a request or tribute of some sort. At least they’re all nice sneakers, for the most part.



Eric Stonestreet, Cat Deleey and Guests

Padma Lakshmi and Guest

Nigel Lythgoe

Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell

Scott Phillips, Julie Bowen




[Photo Credit: Teach/Moryc Welt/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • Wow, they all look absolutely beautiful. I COVET Padma’s dress, but Cat looks pretty fabulous, too.

  • Silly Grrl

    “You win” whispered to me by T & Lo. Fairly certain I would faint. I DO love it when I win though.

    • Mrs. Julien

      I am totally adding that to my bucket list.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        1. Get famous.
        2. Win Fug Madness.
        3. Receive a WERQ from TLO.

        • Hey, Vanessa Hudgens is 75% of the way there. If she keeps up what she’s been doing lately, she just may nail your list.

          • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

            Dearest, one must learn the difference between pursing one’s lips in displeasure, and duckface, before one tries to step to me. Otherwise one will be shaded back to Whitechapel.

          • I. Am. Slain.

          • drdarke

            ::hands @YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName:disqus a copy of Georgette Heyer’s FREDERICA on punch cards:: Madame – your Well-Planted Facer has earned you the Telegraphically-Connected Difference Engine Network for this day. Bravo – A Cut Direct, I do say!

            ::applauds politely::

    • I suspect that would be on every BK’s wish list. It’s surely on mine.

      • Silly Grrl

        I went to see Latrice Royale last Friday, and she told me I was cute. I WIN!

      • DaringMiss

        It is now on mine!

  • Karen Belgrad

    Did Rebecca Romijn borrow her dress from Heidi Klum?

    • PastryGoddess


      I take my sunglasses off to that epic shadethrowing madam

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      AND she’s doing the Renee Zellweger thing with her face. Never a good thing.

      • Karen Belgrad

        In all fairness, Renee poses like that, Rebecca is walking. Rebecca could be eating a Lemon Drop candy. We don’t know. The world may never know.. Crud, that’s Tootsie Pop. Mixed my candy metaphors again!

  • decormaven

    That’s a bit too much visible bosom in Padma’s dress, but that is a beautiful frock. Cat D. always is in a good mood- that gives her extra style points from me.

    • DaringMiss

      I agree. Deep plunging necklines give a whole new kind of sideboob…

      • Meg0GayGuys6


    • megohd

      I was going to say that I find too much visible bosom disrespectful at a wedding, but I’m pretty sure this crowd couldn’t care less.

      I loathe Julie Bowen’s shoes.

  • Course, it doesn’t hurt that Padma Lakshmi is full stop stunning regardless of her attire.

    • mshesterp

      I know, but I think she usually looks terrible. So props to her for finally wearing something that doesn’t detract from her beauty.

    • Lanus

      Cat wins the day for me, owing to the lack of visible boobage and extra karma points for hugging and enduring all those precious, pretentious and stinky dancers.

    • Chuck Barthelme

      Usually, though the wardrobe department at Top Chef usually dresses her in strange and unflattering outfits that don’t give her any help.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    awwww….jerry o’connel used to be hot.

    • KikiAvocado

      for real…what happened to him??

      • Cathy S

        I had to look at him twice to make sure.

      • kimmeister

        He looks super skinny.

    • YoungSally

      So was Rebecca — it’s like she got Catherine Zeta Jones face.

      That said it was a BILLION degrees in NYC.

      • AnnaleighBelle

        And a billion percent humidity. I’m currently on suicide watch. I have opposite SAD.

        • YoungSally

          Most excellent — my dogs have been sleeping on the bathroom floor for the entire heat wave…I think the subway last Thursday was the absolute worst — no suicide needed — one just keels over if you have to wait for more than 6 minutes for a train.

    • Little_Olive

      Right? He’s looking like an extra at Planet of the Apes. But maybe it’s just his expression there -I hope that is also the weirdness going on with Rebecca’s face.

      His suit is really, really beautiful, though.

      • LuisaNL

        Gorgeous suit. Her dress, on the other hand, is not and looks super cheap.

      • drdarke

        Yeah, Little_Olive – WTF is up with Rebecca Romijn’s face, anyway? She looks like she unfolded it wrong, and it’s still a bit creased!

        O’Connell looks more and more like somebody who used to be fat and recently lost a ton of weight – which is what he did decades ago, when he got sick of “fat kid” parts and took up fencing as a way to lose weight (he was an Olympic-class fencer in college). He facial expression says “Of course I love you, Honey – I wouldn’t be outside, wearing this suit in this heat with you, otherwise…!”

      • bellafigura1

        The suit is beautiful but WTF on the feet? Those are some nasty kicks.

    • jen_vasm

      I dunno. He was never a Hot for Life type of guy for me. He’ll likely be ho-hum in his late 30s-50s, but might make a slight rally as an older man, when he can finally rock some facial hair.

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      I know…. hoping that’s just a bad pic

  • I’m nolt sure if it’s Padma or her breasts that win here. How much fun does Cat Deeley appear to be? And since we aren’t doing our usual snarky thing, we’ll let Mary Murphy and Julie Bowen slip on by.

    • decormaven

      Although the fringe on Julie B’s dress is giving me eye twitch.

      • as are her shoes….shhhhhhhhh ; )

      • Monabel

        I think it’s fun

  • ckokopuff

    I disagree. Too much boobage for a wedding. Ill fitting bodice.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Agreed. While the dress is gorgeous, the girls look like they are ready to come right now.

      • Monabel

        Can we call the dress gorgeous when it does this?

        • Jessica Freeman

          Perhaps….she is well endowed, someone with a little less would have pulled this off better.

          • Rhonda Shore

            Prefer Julie Bowen’s dress for this reason. Seems to fit better.

          • jen_vasm

            But why is it a well-endowed women penalized for wearing a plunging dress? Either it’s too low cut or not, irregardless of the cup size of the wearer. I think she looks beautiful and the fit is fine.

          • Amelia

            Its not that women with larger breasts shouldn’t be able to wear plunging necklines, it is just that there is a certain level of boob-covering (around 2/3 covered?) that is generally considered tasteful no matter how large they are. Even though the same area of her chest is covered in terms of square inches, a much smaller proportion of her boobs are covered than would be if she were flat chested. She’s not really being held to a different standard here.

          • jen_vasm

            Interesting theory. I would bet that 2/3 covered would still raise eyebrows on me, a DD. I’d guess, due to different boob sizes, presence of a bra or not and what type, the formula would approach some sort of algebraic equation! I would wager though, that Padma could pull off 25 jumping jacks and the girls would not pop out – the dress is pretty structurally sound.

            Frankly, to me, the concept of taste in regards of the coverage of bountiful breasts tends to skew a wee bit puritanical here in the US. Just because we can see parts of them does not mean they’re not tasteful. They are both feared and obsessed about by a large population and the fashion industry generally poo-poos them. I totally agree with TLo – Padma picked this dress to be the Alpha female at the event – the ‘pack’ might not like it, but they have to submit to authority, lol!

          • AnaRoW

            Thanks for this. The “boobs should preferably be hidden away as much as possible” attitude around here was starting to affect me. I thought I was alone in thinking it wasn’t a big deal. And I agree they aren’t going to pop out … unless she starts doing cartwheels.

          • Little_Olive

            I am fairly…ehh.. well endowed and have realized it’s not about percentage, it’s (mostly) about what part you are showing. When the inner/lower curve shows, it’s too much IMO.

          • Amelia

            Sorry I wasn’t clear enough. I didn’t mean to say that the uncovered bits could include the nipple and so long as everything else was covered people would think it was fine.

        • d4divine


  • Sara

    Ok, Rebecca Romijn’s face? What’s going on there?

    • LearnedFoot

      Really. If I had legs like hers I would NEVER stop smiling.

    • alyce1213

      She rarely, if ever, takes a bad picture, so I’m chalking it up to being caught awkwardly mid-expression.
      Or maybe it’s just bitchface.

    • rajf

      Seriously, it’s like a head transplant and the swelling hasn’t gone down….oooohhh I get it.

    • quiltrx

      Her face looks bruised/swollen/scarred from lip-level down, doesn’t it? Almost like she got hit with a softball or something.

      • rajf

        or something.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Jerry and Rebecca, not winning.

  • mmebam

    You don’t have to say anything about the tennis shoes. I will. I think it’s grossly unbalanced. Either everyone wears tennis shoes, or the guys can muster some casual loafers.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      The worst offender by far is poor Jerry. They’re horrible. I think the others are … okaaaay. I kinda love Nigel’s skull and cross bones slippers.

      • mmebam

        Those are cute. But, again, they are slippers/loafers. That is how one remains comfy and casual while still appropriate.

  • BP180

    If some bitch showed up all tits-akimbo at my wedding, I would also be whispering something in her ear, and it wouldn’t be “you win.”

    Granted, I am a hetero lady, not a gay man.

    • Silly Grrl

      I’m only liking this for “tits-akimbo.”

    • Sam Smith

      Padma also looks to have had an unfortunate self tanner mixup, either that or that’s a Top Chef burn.

  • MilaXX

    Eric Stonestreet has lost a lot of weigh. He looks good. Also I am said I missed the knockoff of those Valentino cage kitten heels that Rebecca is wearing because it was the only hope of my wide feet ever fitting into a pair of those shoes.

    I saw a picture online where the bride bought color coordinating converse sneakers for her bridesmaids to change into for the reception. It made for a really cute picture.

    • XPT


      • MilaXX

        just talking about weddings in general

    • ashtangajunkie

      Converse – that’s a really cute idea.

    • sleepycat

      My cousin did that for her wedding.

    • Fordzo

      I like the converse idea better than the bedazzled flip flops that seem to be trending at weddings around here. Who wants to wear flip flops on a crowded dance floor?

  • d4divine

    I think Cat looks the best…but nobody looks amazing…as for Padma, I think it’s inappropriate to attend ANY wedding with your titties hanging out.

    • Claudia Berry

      word. and they ARE hanging out. if at least they’d been strapped down and scaffolded I would be ok with it.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    hmm…not feeling the same love for these. Every pic there is someone I thought “he/she looks like an idiot”. Cat for the win I guess because she actually does look happy

  • Michelle Wilson

    I’m surprised no one else thinks Jerry O’Connell looks good. My first thought was that she knows how to choose men who age well. A little haircut and he’d be damn near sophisticated elegance. She on the other hand looks a little cheap.

  • KikiAvocado

    Julie and her man make an interesting pair…his hair is creeping me out

    • Billie_Dawn

      I’ve seen pictures of them elsewhere, and he’s usually a total cutie. I don’t think that’s really his hairstyle, though.

  • madscntst

    Rebecca Romijn is giving such hard bitchface that it’s actually creasing her cheek.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Nigel Lythgoe looks like someone farted about 12″ away. The three-piece suit in July is impressive, though!

    • Shawn EH

      And those suave loafers!

    • demidaemon

      I thought that was just his regular face.

  • Cynica

    Am I the only one who attends weddings for the sole purpose of critiquing clothes/flowers/music/food/whatever? Fine, I’m a bad person. But it’s soooo much fun.

    • kimmeister

      My friend started a game of “doesn’t own a mirror, or went shopping with a mean friend?” whenever we’re at such events and see fashion trainwrecks.

  • AwwwTrouble

    What’s the connection to So You think You can Dance? I missed something.

  • Lilithcat

    Padma Lakshmi wins? She’s falling out, for cryin’ out loud. She also needs a comb.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Her breastal area is awful. Seriously saggy and icky. When Padma Lakshmi’s boobage looks anything but stellar, it’s the dress, not the boobs, to blame.

  • Kate Andrews

    I think there must have been a sneakers edict for the guys! Nigel’s are the best.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Cat Deeley’s super-happy face wins. She either really LOVES weddings or is about to sneeze.

    • jorinde

      for me it’s also her dress that wins.

      • ashtangajunkie

        Indeed! Very cute.

  • sleepycat

    where can I find Scott Phillips’ phone number?

  • nannypoo

    Padma Lakshmi’s guest does not know where to look.

  • veriance

    Rebecca Romijn can take a bad picture! There is hope for the rest of us!

  • Trisha26

    Two of my irrational hates in the above pics – so I’ll just say I love the sneakers on the guys!

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I bet that was a FUN wedding!

  • Belvane

    I wish the fad for clumsy little booties and other leg-shortening shoes would end. When Cat Deeley looks stumpy, something is seriously wrong.

    • kimmeister

      I dislike the fad too, but at least Cat’s aren’t in striking contrast to her skin tone.

  • deathandthestrawberry

    Boobs Lakshmi.

    • Lori

      Exactly. It’s a great dress, but I’d like it a lot more if it wrangled her girls a bit better.

      • ailujailuj

        Totally agree. I absolutely love that dress – esp for a wedding. And she is simply gorgeous. But the boobs are fighting the scoops. I normally don’t mind – boobies are the bomb… but not the right cut for her.

  • uprightcitizen

    Who/what the hell is that over Nigel Lythgoe’s left shoulder? I was thinking Kristin Chenoweth, but what is happening with her (or whoever it is) face?!! It looks like the Elephant Man or the kid from “Mask” in a wig. I’m scared. Otherwise, I’m with everyone else in thinking that Cat Deeley should win the prize in these photos because she’s having the most fun … and I’m pretty sure she always does.

  • melanie0866

    I disagree about Padma, though. If you all were sitting close enough to me, I would hiss that she was displaying too much boobage for a wedding.

  • Liz

    I SEE MARY MURPHY! Who I would much rather see than that gross homophobe Nigel Lithgoe. I know this was a post about how good people looked and Mary (I love you Mary but you need to fire your stylist) almost never gets it right but UGH go away Nigel!

  • Richard

    Rebecca Romijn is pissed that she didn’t win. I’d like to think she’s walking behind Padma, whispering insults while Jerry O’Connell is just tuning her out.

    • Shawn EH

      She’s just muttering “boobs” over and over.

  • crash1212

    Well, if Padma wins, then Rebecca and Jerry decidedly lose.

  • maxfischerplaya

    Cat Deely’s “vintage” Gucci (2003) is awesome. You can tell she feels great in it.

    • Shawn EH

      I would hide behind someone to avoid her at the wedding, she’s so in her element it’s scary!

  • Morales Mike

    Julie Bowen went with Ed Grimley?

  • e jerry powell

    No clear shot of Mary Murphy. If she’d seen a camera, she’d probably have screamed so loud that it would have cracked the lenses.

    Romijn is WERQING IT.

    • ailujailuj

      Miss Mary is a riot… but her fashion sense is a show all in itself.

  • amanda lynn

    I appreciate that there were a few gentlemen wearing the bow ties.

  • sunsetwalker

    I love Padmas dress i don’t see any problem with her dress at all. As a well endowed lady also sometimes that just where they end up laying and you wear them with confidence!

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Wait, were they all at the *same* wedding?? what kind of crack were they serving? (love the ‘upgraded tennis dress’ in the first pic). Nigel looks like a central casting absent minded professor..and Eric Stonestreet just proves he is straight every time I see him off set…those clothes!

  • d4divine

    I get the men wearing sneakers with suits, the RIGHT sneaker look cool, but how on earth did Rebecca let Jerry walk out of the house in his running sneakers…he looks ridiculous.

    • Fordzo

      Am I the only one smelling the scent of divorce on these two?

  • Anniebet

    Well, I think Padma’s amazing. So there!

  • Adelaidey

    Julie Bowen’s butler is adorable! Gosh, I love Nigel’s little skull-and-crossbones. What I wouldn’t give to have TLo recaps & discussion of So You Think You Can Dance.

    • ailujailuj

      SYTYCD is my all-time favorite reality show. I used to be a dancer so I’m somewhat biased but as long as you can FF through all the production b.s. and get down to the dancing and the dancers… it is truly inspirational and really great dramatic entertainment. I’m not sure there is enough ‘fashion’ for content but there have been some pretty fun costumes – not easy for dancers.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    If I could have one guest at any event, it would be Cat Deeley. I adore her for some reason I don’t quite understand.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Any wedding where you can wear a cute maxi has my vote. I’ve been looking for a dress for a wedding next month and I can’t find a DARN thing. I think she and Cat Deeley look adorable.

  • Fordzo

    I’d have picked Julie for the winner. Her dress looks fun to wear. I love, love the shoes on the woman behind Eric. Very cute.

  • LuisaNL

    Cat Deeley for the win! Yes, Padma Laksmi is gorgeous but there’s a little too much boobage on show. And can we talk about Rebecca Romijn’s and Jerry O’Connell? What the hell happened??

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Padma is stealing the show. Yum. Also, her man candy is no slouch either, but then you probably can’t be if you want to be seen in public with her.

  • marlie

    I LOVE Padma’s dress!

  • ailujailuj

    Rebecca looks stunning.
    But why do I want to sneak off from the uninteresting and noisy wedding crowd to smoke a joint w/ the Scott Phillips?

  • Stacy Feng

    LOVE Nigel’s grumpy face. So very British.

    Eric “Gay for Pay” Stonestreet. Bless.

  • librarygrrl64

    WTF is Julie Bowen wearing?