Sean Lowe (Bachelor from Season 17) and Catherine Giudici are tying the knot Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 8|7c LIVE. That makes four (count ’em four!) Bachelor weddings that have aired on TV! Out of 17 seasons of The Bachelor and 9 seasons of The Bachelorette. Trista and Ryan, Jason and Molly, Ashley and JP. Unlike the previous weddings, however, this one will be shown live! Here is what you need to know before the end of January.
Where is the happy couple right now? Right now they are not living together, but living in the same city: Sean’s city of Dallas.
Where will the ceremony be? The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Who is walking Catherine down the aisle? Catherine’s Dad will walk her down the aisle. Despite the tumultuous relationship between Catherine and her Dad that ABC highlighted last season, Catherine continues to express how much she cares for him.
Who is officiating? Not Chris Harrison. “I doubt Chris will be officiating only because, you know, my dad is an ordained minister, my grandfather is a minister, there is a lot of ministers in line that might supercede Chris Harrison,” Sean explains. Turns out, Sean’s dad will be officiating the ceremony, joining these two in holy matrimony.
First Dance: After his little stint on Dancing with the Stars, Sean recruited his former pro ballroom dance partner, Peta Murgatroyd, to piece together his first dance. They chose a waltz.
Wedding prep: Catherine Giudici has been tweeting #weddingworkout for awhile to get in bikini bod mode.
The wedding invite: Quirky like the couple. Possibly done/influenced by Catherine’s graphic design background? The wedding invitations were designed by Smitten on Paper, and included the punny phrase: “The LOWEdown on marrying, eating, boogie-ing all night long.
The wedding party: Lesley Murphy, the saucy, blonde DC lobbyist (although random fun fact: now she’s living in Buenos Aires with her boyfriend Wade) and one of the other contestants on Sean’s season of The Bachelor will be in the wedding party. While you may think this is awkward seeing as she technically dated Sean the same time Catherine was, she became friends with Catherine on the show and has since remained close with her.
The ring: A whopping 3.15-carat platinum-and-diamond ring by Neil Lane, of course, will sit on Catherine’s finger. Not too shabby. (Pic taken in Thailand where Sean proposed and they rode off on an elephant.)
The dress: Of course, they’re not revealing the exact dress before the big day, but Daily Mail reported Catherine was dress shopping in LA and tweeted a pic of a J. Mendel dress she loved.
Where will the honeymoon be? They’re not spilling the goods, but in an interview with E! they said it would be someplace tropical.
Are you watching on Sunday, Bachelor Fans?!