After winning the first series of Bravo reality show Top Chef in 2006, Manhattan restaurant owner Harold Dieterle attended the annual Food + Wine Cooking Expo in Aspen, Colorado - one of his prizes for winning. It was there, at an event after party, that he met fellow foodie Meredith Davies. Together almost four years, they married Saturday, September 4 in Davies' hometown of Atlanta.
The ceremony took place at a downtown church, followed by a reception at the Capital City Club of Atlanta. Davies wore a Pnina Tornai gown for the ceremony, and Dieterle wore a white dinner jacket by Paul Stuart.
Though Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio couldn't attend due to filming commitments, fellow season one competitors Lee Anne Wong and Stephen Aspirinio were among the 175 guests who watched the couple share their first dance to Ray LaMontagne's "You Are the Best Thing," and who dined on a menu catered by the club. Dieterle stayed far from the kitchen for his wedding day - he told People he didn't even know what was going to be on the menu!
The newlyweds left today for an Italian honeymoon in Rome, Positano, and Sicily.
PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy Harold Dieterle