The pair announced their pregnancy via Instagram, each posting an adorable photo of them splayed out on the couch, Sean’s hand resting on her belly. In case you don’t follow either of them on the Insta, you really should. They might be the most adorable Bachelor/ette couple that seems genuinely happy in love and not completely in it for the fame. Sean posted his caption with an emoji version of those bumper stickers you find on many a minivan showing the new family, adding a baby to their two pups, Lola and Ellie. Congrats to the happy couple!
It was elegant and gorgeous, and when the rose petals spouted from miniature cannons behind the couple as they made their way down the aisle as man and wife, yes I got a little teary. But first, let’s address the elephant in the room, shall we. Grown Sexy. WTF is grown sexy? Good thing they have the captions to clarify, because I thought it was GROAN sexy, which could have been way more uncomfortable slash amazing. I mean what am I supposed to think when they’re describing it while overlaying it with footage of the couple lingerie shopping. Maybe clarify with grown UP sexy? Maybe don’t call it grown/groan/moan. We get it you haven’t had sex in a year. Don’t need to emphasize it.
Grown Sexy, for those not in the know, is a grown up wedding with hints of sex – or just Catherine’s way of describing what she imagines her wedding to be like. (Good gawd please do not become a thing. Internet, please do not let Grown Sexy become a thing. I beg of you.)
Catherine has a lot of interesting ways of describing things. I’ve always said her and Sean were a quirky bunch.
Exhibit A: Taking boudoir pics for Sean: “I’m like a butterfly I just want to open up for him.”
Exhibit B: Wedding vows: “I’m like a bug looking for a light. You were like a light to my bug. I had to find you.” …and something about “love sprinkles.”
Exhibit C: Sit down with Chris Harrison: “I call myself his barnacle because I’m always attached to him.”
So she likes her insects and sea-faring animals.
In all seriousness, the wedding was sweet and adorable and you could see the love that they clearly had/have for each other (as further evidenced by these almost identical Instagram pics from each of their accounts). See booming rose petals. Awesome.
Credit: Catherine’s Instagram
Credit Sean Lowe’s Instagram
The wedding was filmed live, so leading up to the vows, ABC had a dual screen, showing wedding guests arriving and Catherine getting ready in a small screen to the right, while they showed all of the wedding preparations and Sean and Catherine’s love story. That’s where we met the wedding planner and learned of Catherine’s Grown Sexy plans for her wedding. Sorry Grown Sexy AND whimsical. Because those go hand-in-hand. Duh. (Although, I will concede that the wedding ceremony decor was completely gorgeous.)
Aside from Grown Sexy, another WTF moment brought to you by the “Honeymoon Suite Cam.” Yes, that’s right, ABC set up a camera of the honeymoon suite for the couple, showing the staff prepping the room with fresh sheets and chocolate, and just no. Nope, that’s not OK. Nobody needs to see that. Also, how do Sean and Catherine know that ABC took those cameras out of the room after it was all prepped and ready to go? I would not trust them.
Bonus uncomfortable footage: Sean lingerie shopping. The sales associate made him touch the lingerie to see how he liked it. His face turned scarlet. I also don’t need to know what Catherine is going to be wearing (or not wearing…ba du bum!) on her honeymoon night.
There was a huge emphasis (as expected) on the fact that Catherine and Sean are waiting until marriage. So Sean goes loungerie shopping, Catherine takes boudoir pics, and they set up a honeymoon suite cam…naturally.
Heart-Melting Moment: Aside from Sean tearing up as she walked down the aisle, I had an aw moment when Catherine was reading her vows and told Sean, “People tell me how much light there is inside of me because of you. You bring that out in me.” Cue audible aw.
Extra Fun: If you do watch this episode, every time they say “sexy” or mention sex, take a shot. Except maybe don’t do that, because that could end poorly.
The cakes! Wedding cake was designed by Duff Goldman.
And the groom’s cake was of Sean’s two other lady loves: His Boxer Lola and Chocolate Lab Ellie. It was designed by Charm City Cakes in LA.
I hope this Bachelor couple lasts and makes it into Bachelor history, because they are a cute duo and seem so happy in love.
Sean Lowe (Bachelor from Season 17) and Catherine Giudici are tying the knotSunday, 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.
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.
Watch all the things! The Bachelor is back this January with Latin hunk, Juan Pablo. Ay, ay chico. Be still my salsa-dancing heart. Not only is the season premiere happening, but ABC has a smorgasbord of other episodes they are releasing. So prepare your boyfriends/roommates/significant others for your DVR to be completely overpacked with The Bachelor for the ENTIRE MONTH OF JANUARY.
Here is what is happening:
When: MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014 – 8|7c
Juan Pablo Galavis meets his 25 lucky ladies and the. epicness. begins.
When to tune in: Every freakin’ Sunday of January at 8pm ET/PT
January 5th – (8 – 9 p.m. ET/PT) – The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo. A whole hour of Juan Pablo, just him, what he’s about, y’know probs with his shirt off and taking care of his adorable daughter Camilla (like this one), and talking in his sexy accent and making us swoon.
January 12th – (8 – 9 p.m. ET/PT) – The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes. The Bachelor Bus is back! Carrying stars of seasons past and crashing parties around LA area. Plus, a little preview of Juan Pablo’s first date and what it’s like for the ladies moving into the mansion.
January 19th – (8 – 9 p.m. ET/PT) – The Bachelor: Bachelor Love Stories. A little look back at all of the successful Bachelor couples like Ashley and JP, Jason and Molly, Trista and Ryan…And Des and Chris (a little premature with that last one? I’m still banking on that one to fail, but prove me wrong, Desris, Chred, Chrisiree? See it just doesn’t work.)
January 26th – Sean and Catherine’s wedding (see below)
Credit: OK! Magazine
That’s right Sean and Catherine, last season’s couple, are tying the knot in Bachelor bliss! Who woulda thunk. You would if you follow their Instagram accounts, because 99.9% of the time it’s a (often weird and quirky) pic or video of them together. Exhibit A.
When: SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) (Which is also my birthday!! Which you probably don’t care about, but omg I’m so excited!) AND it is going to be LIVE. No pre-taping here. Watch them say their vows and make Bachelor nation proud. I’ll post more on their wedding details soon.
Whelp, good thing I have a racing schedule starting in January because my butt is going to be glued to the couch for the foreseeable future. It’s going to be like Christmas all over again. A little overkill, but no complaints here. Give me all the things. Are you going to be watching, Bachelor Fans? Every. Single. Sunday? AND Monday?
And the winner of Sean’s heart is Catherine! Congrats to the happy couple.
First, can we talk about how ironic it was that Lindsay wore a silver dress and Catherine wore a gold one? The symbolism was just too good to be true, a producer’s dream.
Who Sean chose and who got kicked off:
Are they still together? Yes, and happily so. They couldn’t stop crying happy tears watching their proposal. And Catherine was all excited to get married, saying she didn’t see the need to wait. Wonderful. Looks like we’ll have another Bachelor wedding on our hands. ABC must be jumping for joy at the prospect of all those viewers because the happy couple announced plans to air the wedding on ABC.
About that note: What was up with that note they kept showing in the previews? It was in fact from Catherine. But it wasn’t a break-up or cold feet. It was just the opposite. I final note on how much in love she was with Sean. Catherine had left him little notes throughout the season – mostly quirky, nerdy notes. But this time around it was just to let him know how much she loved him. Sean says he still re-reads it. Adorable.
What made his decision? Sean said he realized he didn’t want to say good-bye to Catherine ever. On his last date with Catherine, she went running after him after he left. They shared another hug and kiss. And I guess that’s when he knew.
Best moment of the night: Lindsay took off her heels after Sean told her she wasn’t the one. You go girl. He walked her out in her bare, comfortable feet.
Who got kicked off: AshLee was sent home and boy was she pissed. Not the exact reaction I was anticipating from this very emotional young lady. Thought there would be more waterworks, but no she walked right out, stone-faced, shooting lasers with her eyes, without saying a word to Sean.Next week, The Women Tell All!
Who got kicked off and who made it to the fantasy dates: Poor Desiree. Good news: she didn’t really have a boyfriend. She hired some actor to get back at Sean for the prank he pulled on her. Bad news: Her brother ruined her chances with Sean. After Desiree’s brother insulted Sean’s character/integrity by calling him a “playboy,” claiming Sean wasn’t interested in Desiree, and then proceeding to badger Sean the rest of the night, I don’t think Sean was ready to marry in to that. I mean who could blame him. Sure, the rest of her family seemed splendid, but who wants to have a brother-in-law you can’t stand? And so the last 3 lucky ladies making it to the Fantasy Suite dates are (drumroll please) Lindsay, AshLee, and Catherine. Who woulda thunk it – the teacher who dressed up in a wedding gown and got sloshed the first night, the professional organizer, and the graphic designer that flew relatively under the radar.
Plus, bonus episode tomorrow night! Sean spills about his hometown dates, infatuation with Tierra, and all that good juicy gossip I can’t get enough of. Until then, Bachelor Fans!
Ok, I’m curious. Who do you think is going to take it all. I can no longer make predictions because loose lips and one too many gossip blogs ruined the surprise for me. Womp womp. I’m telling you, it takes all of the fun out of it, which is why I try to refrain from posting spoilers so as not to be a fun-sucker. So I defer to you, Bachelor Fans.
Well, that was fast. Even after she gets kicked off the show, she’s still trying to steal the spotlight. Two months after getting kicked off, she tweeted a pick of her engagement ring – a little bling for her sparkle. Tierra’s older brother confirmed she was engaged. He wasn’t dropping any names, but he did say they’ve been dating on-and-off for 3-4years (even living together for a time). They had a bad break up, she moved back to Denver from Las Vegas. He was trying to reach her when she was filming The Bachelor. He was going to fly to St. Croix (ironically the same day she got dumped). Then met up with her in Denver. And apparently popped the question soon thereafter.
The Ring: 4 carat yellow diamond surrounded by a set of white diamonds
Looks like a another man is getting her “sparkle.” Bless his soul.
Next week is hometown dates already! I can’t believe how fast that came up. The four lucky ladies below will be taking Sean home to meet the ‘rents.
Thank the good Lord above for Sean’s sister (or the producers that flew her in to give Sean some much-needed advice.) His sister warned Sean from the beginning to be wary of the girl that didn’t get along with the other girls (ahem, Tierra). And he finally listened to his family and sent Tierra packing. Although things could have been different had he not walked in on Tierra all waterworks because she had just gotten into a drama-filled argument with AshLee. Doesn’t matter. Tierra is finally out. Sean, I’m proud of you for actually taking your sister’s advice instead of listening to that picker that always gets the men on these seasons in trouble.
Who got kicked off: Lesley was also among the missing. Sean said his relationship with her just wasn’t moving as quickly as his relationships with the other ladies. Bit of a shocker, but I guess it was a little more one-sided than I had originally thought.
Two episodes in one week and we’re down to 6 ladies.
And the Tierra show continues. And based off the previews for next week it doesn’t seem like there’s an end in sight.
Who got kicked off: I can’t believe Selma got kicked off. I thought she was in it for the long haul. I guess she waited too long to give that lackluster kiss. Sean sent Sarah home prematurely (not waiting for the rose ceremony) after she showed him pictures of her childhood and family, and he realized he didn’t want to lead her on. And I suppose it was only a matter of time before Daniella was booted off. Maybe they’ll bring her back to narrate the rest of the season. One can hope.