Teresa Giudice's wedding hair cost $9,500

 Teresa Giudice married Louie Ruelas on Saturday at a star-studded wedding at the Park Chateau Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey

In addition to her bespoke Mark Zunino gown, the Real Housewives of New Jersey actress dazzled in a $9,500 half-up-half-down haircut.

 ET met with Teresa's hair and makeup professionals to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the bride's intensive wedding preparations

 Priscilla Distasio, the bride's cosmetics artist, had a similar experience

She's known Teresa for 14 years and made certain that her old friend's wedding went off without a hitch.

Casazza estimated that the hair took three and a half hours from start to finish. 

The beauty prep took around the same length of time, according to Distasio

, since the crew began working on the bride and bridal party around 7 a.m. and did not complete until about 2 p.m.

Casazza believed that the hairdo required 1,500 pins, maybe a bit more.