Sean Lowe melted hearts all over the nation on Monday night’s (March 11) “Bachelor” finale, when he proposed to Catherine Giudici. The two stated during the “After the Final Rose” live special that they have already decided on a televised wedding with ABC — and they weren’t kidding around.
“We’re really serious about it,” says Lowe. “We haven’t planned a date. Part of having a TV wedding means you have to partner up with the network and figure out the perfect time. A lot is still in the air, but once we figure it out, we will be sure to let everybody know.”
The decision to have their wedding on TV seemed like a bit of a no-brainer, considering how they met and fell in love.
“We thought it was only fitting,” Lowe says. “Our relationship started and was formed on TV … we just think it’d be a special thing to have it televised. Everyone associated with the show we’ve grown very close to, they would obviously produce the wedding. I think it would be fun, it would be nice, and it’d be cool to share that experience with all of our friends and family.”
But Lowe adds that we shouldn’t look for “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison to officiate — “My dad is an ordained minister, my grandfather is a minister. There’s a lot of ministers in line that might supersede Chris Harrison,” Lowe laughs.
As far as other plans, Catherine says one thing is set — she knows who her maid-of-honor is, her best friend who is the reason she even met Sean in the first place.
“My best friend signed me up for the show against my will,” says Giudici. “She wanted me to find my J.P. She was a really big fan of Ashley and J.P. and their relationship. Through that I found my Sean. … I was skeptical about truly falling in love with somebody because it’s such an unnatural experience. But I obviously shattered that, those skepticisms, pretty quickly and found the man of my dreams.”
Viewers can definitely expect to see some familiar faces at the wedding, as Sean has already been talking to “Bachelor” family members about the wedding, particularly having one on TV.
“I talked to J.P. the other day about it and [he and Ashley] had a wonderful experience,” says Lowe. “I haven’t really talked to Jason or Molly, they’ve both become friends of mine, but I assume they had a great experience as well. At this point, we don’t really see any drawbacks [to a TV wedding].”
But don’t be thinking that Emily Maynard will be on the guest list.
“I think the world of Emily and I want nothing but good things for her, but I don’t know if it would be the most appropriate thing to have her at the wedding,” says Lowe.
Someone who would come, if invited, is runner-up Lindsay Yenter.
“Yes, of course I would come. We have a friendship,” says Yenter.