All the Details of Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici’s ‘Grown Sexy’ Wedding
They did it! Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici finally said “I do” on Sunday night, as their friends and family looked on. “It feels like just yesterday I was getting down on one knee in Thailand,” Lowe told ABC News before the wedding, “but on the other hand, it feels like we’ve been counting down to our wedding for a long, long time!” From Catherine’s dress shopping expedition to Sean’s hunt for lingerie for his now-wife — and of course, all of the emotional moments from the ceremony, see the full recap below.
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“He’s been really lenient about everything but the vows,” Guidici said. “We definitely wanted to write our own vows, and that came from [Sean], which is so sweet. Very, very early on he said, ‘I want to do our vows,’ even though we just started them a couple days ago.” Lowe, who added, “The wedding’s all about the bride!” laughed. “We’re procrastinators!” he said with a shrug.
The Fashion and Jewels
Fans of the show have already seen photos of Giudici trying on Monique Lhuillier gowns, but surprise! Lowe is going along with her “grown sexy” attitude too. “This is my one chance to wear a baller tux,” he said. “The show has a great stylist, and he got me this Dolce and Gabanna tux that’s amazing. It’s black, but it’s got a bit of a sheen to it. It’s got a darker lapel, and I’ll be wearing the white short and a bow tie, so I’m keeping it classy.” As a bonus, Neil Lane, who designed the couple’s rings, is also loaning diamond cufflinks to Lowe, and Giudici will be wearing Lane’s jewelry too.
“There’s gonna be a really cool flower arrangement at the reception, but I don’t know what it’s gonna look like at the ceremony!” Giudici admitted. “[But] I love peonies and hydrangeas – bulbous flowers.” To go along with the neutral color scheme, the bride-to-be added that there may be some white roses in the mix, “but red’s out!” she said. “No red roses at all.”
Some of the show’s successful couples, including Jason and Molly Mesnick, Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, Trista and Ryan Sutter, and the latest couple to get engaged, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried, will be invited, along with contestant pals of the couple’s. Expect to see Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Jef Holm from Lowe’s stint on “The Bachelorette,” and Lesley Murphy, from Giudici’s season of “The Bachelor,” is one of the bridesmaids.
“Our color theme is gold. Golds and neutral colors,” Giudici said. “I love gold, and not only [because I wore it in] Thailand, but it’s very vibrant and fun in a grown-up way.” In keeping with the color scheme, the bridesmaids will be wearing blush with gold accents. “I wanted all of them to feel really comfortable and beautiful because it’s a big day for them too,” she added. “So, I gave them a litle bit of freedom!”
“It was really up to the hotel,” Giudici said of the menu. “[But] they have exquisite choices, and I know our guests are really gonna be wow’d with the options they have.” One thing they did have some control over? The cakes. In addition to a wedding cake that they’re both excited about, there will be a special groom’s cake in the likeness of the couple’s two dogs.
While the ceremony will be more traditional (complete with the couple’s nephews sharing the role of ring bearer and Lowe’s niece acting as the flower girl), the reception will be relaxed. “It’s our two families and friends coming together to celebrate us so I just wanted the reception to be a big party,” he said. “I want everyone to have fun and let loose, and I think we’re definitely gonna accomplish that.”