'The Bachelor' Stars Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Throw a 'Grown Sexy' Wedding
THE BACHELOR: SEAN AND CATHERINE'S WEDDING - Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, the latest to join other Bachelor couples who have walked down the aisle, shared a dramatic new chapter of their love story with millions of viewers and Bachelor Nation when ABC televised their much anticipated wedding â live, on The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding, SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Todd Wawrychuk) CATHERINE LOWE, SEAN LOWE
Oh, what a night! "The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine’s Wedding” marked the first-ever live telecast of a “Bachelor” wedding, and it didn’t disappoint. Sean Lowe and his not-so-blushing bride Catherine Giudici wanted a "grown sexy" wedding (her words), and it turned out to be everything you'd want in a TV wedding: a giggly bride, a blubbering groom, and Chris Harrison cutting to commercial.
So what the heck is a "grown sexy" wedding, anyway?
"I want to look grown up and sexy," Catherine explained to anyone who would listen. With a Monique Lhuillier gown, Neil Lane bling, and hair by Jose Eber, we'd say it was mission accomplished! Sean didn't look too bad in a dapper Dolce & Gabbana tux, either.
So how do you top an exotic engagement in Thailand? Pull out all the stops in the States with a lavish ceremony at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, complete with a glammy gold theme, a ton of huge flowers (not a red rose in sight!), and a congregation full of "Bachelor" alums.
Check out our favorite moments from Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's made-for-TV wedding.
Before the big day
A taped montage of the couple's courtship, engagement, and wedding planning culminated with an awkward segment featuring Sean lingerie shopping. While he seemed baffled by a full caged body suit with "easy access," he knew his stuff when it came to garters. The happy groom left with a full shopping bag and a countdown 'til wedding night. His bride-to-be’s priceless description of her lingerie loot: "It's like fancy icing for my body."
Guest list with a twist
The guest list for the bash boasted a slew of familiar faces — including bridesmaid Lesley Murphy, who once broke a kissing record with the groom on one of their "Bachelor" dates. (They locked lips for a whopping three minutes and 15 seconds!) Yes, this group is tight-knit.