Sean Lowe, Catherine Giudici Announce Wedding Date, Live TV Special
When Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici finally tie the knot on Jan. 26, 2014, the pair will share their special moment with fans around the globe -- live! The happy Bachelor pair confirmed the date for their upcoming nuptials to Us Weekly on Monday, Oct. 14, along with news that they'll be saying "I do" the same way they met: in front of TV cameras.
"Hopefully everything goes smoothly," Lowe said on Good Morning America of having the wedding air live on ABC. "The Bachelor is such a cool experience because people at home feel like they know us and they're invested in our relationship. We have no problem sharing the actual wedding with everyone who has been with us so far."
Lowe, 29, dropped down to one knee to ask for the 27-year-old graphic designer's hand in marriage during the season finale of The Bachelor season 17 this past March.
"I just want it to be fun and show our love," Giudici said Monday. "Other than that I know it will be a beautiful wedding. …We want some traditional type of ceremony that just kind of unifies us and then have a big party afterwards."
The couple will be making the celebration a true Bachelor affair, with former contestants from past seasons attending the fete as guests. Lesley Murphy, who also vied for Lowe's heart on his season of the show, will even be among Giudici's 12 bridesmaids, according to ABC.
Just last week, Lowe and Giudici celebrated their upcoming nuptials with a lavish engagement party in the bride's native Seattle, where they noshed on everything from brisket to crab cakes to treats from a cupcake tower.
"Catherine looked adorable," Ballard Annex Oyster House general manager R.J. Minard told Us. "She was all smiles hanging out with her family and friends. Sean just seemed a part of the family. He was very much at ease."
Lowe first appeared on season 8 of The Bachelorette, where Emily Maynard left him heartbroken after opting to pursue her relationships with race car driver Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and entrepreneur Jef Holm.