After hearing the exciting news Monday that Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici have set the date, we were elated to chat with the couple later that evening at The Knot Gala. Will Chris Harrison be officiating the ceremony? Which Bachelor alums are in the wedding party? Get all the exclusive details below!
First things first, why are Sean and Catherine tying the knot live on ABC? “That was the network’s decision, but we’re on board for it because it’s never been done in The Bachelor franchise before.” Sean told us. “I think it’s cool! People will feel like they’re at the wedding. [Plus] in previous weddings I think the paparazzi have spoiled some things, so they won’t have that opportunity this time.”
So what’s left on their wedding planning to-do list? “We have a lot to do,” Catherine laughed. “Pretty much the first checklist was announcing the date. Other than that we’ve really only solidified what we want for the cakes!” With only 103 days until the big day, Sean joked that the pair have their work cut out for them.
The ceremony wouldn’t be complete without a guest list. And guess what? Not only will there be Bachelor alums in attendance, but a very special fan-favorite in the bridal line. Lesley Murphy is the lucky lady who will stand beside Catherine as one of her 12 bridesmaids!
The lovebird’s Thailand engagement was breathtaking, so naturally the 150 guest soirée will be fit for a fairytale. “The ceremony will be classical and traditional, but the reception will just be a big party,” Sean revealed.
But what about another reception staple—the cake! “The cake will probably be a little bit more non-traditional. We’re not prissy people so we’re probably not going to have everything very meticulous. I just want it to be delicious,” Catherine explained.
The ABC event would not be complete without the one and only Chris Harrison! “I can’t say who’s gonna officiate the wedding just yet, but [Chris] Harrison will be there. He’ll interview us, but he won’t officiate.”
Two more special people in Catherine and Sean’s lives also might make an appearance—their puppies! “You know we’re not the cheesy couple that has to include our dogs, but we have talked about it [since] they are a big part of the family,” Sean shared. “If we can figure out a cool way to implement them we will.”
Planning a wedding can be stressful! So how do Sean and Catherine cope with the hustle and bustle? “Something that’s really important to us is not only focusing on the wedding date, but the marriage,” the future Mrs. Lowe confessed.
Plus Sean said the duo love mixing up date night with different activities. “We spend so much time together, but we always try to go out of our way to have special one-on-one time. We went to the Texas State Fair last week, just the two of us [which] was a lot of fun.”
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