Reality TV In 2014: The Wedding Bells Keep Ringing
Reality TV appeals to the hidden voyeur within us all, and there is currently a wide variety of reality shows to choose from that offer a glimpse into the lives of every type of person imaginable. Whether it’s the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills or the drunken catfights of Jersey Shore, reality TV has kept us glued to our screens season after season, and all of us can find at least one character we identify with. Reality stars share their most intimate moments with the entire nation, including births, christenings, divorces, and of course, weddings. Televised weddings are often extravagant affairs with flowing white gowns, three-tiered wedding cakes, and huge bouquets of flowers. Fans of reality TV have been eagerly awaiting the upcoming nuptials of two very prominent TV personalities, Sean Lowe of The Bachelor, and Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney.
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
Fresh from his recent appearance on Dancing with the Stars, Sean Lowe is now concentrating on his upcoming wedding to fiancée Catherine Giudici. The official date is Sunday, January 26, 2014, and Sean has confirmed that it will take place in LA. Fans will be treated to a front row seat for the celebrations, as the entire ceremony will be captured on camera. Sean picked Catherine from a group of 26 eligible women on season 17 of The Bachelor, and the season finale ended with Sean proposing to her on a beach in Thailand.
According to PEOPLE.com, they sent out a comical wedding notice to friends and family. It read, “Lovers, friends, family and Jack Nicholson, please join Catherine Ligaya Mejia Giudici and Sean Thomas Lowe & Hologram Tupac for the wedding of the century. Reception to follow ceremony,” the card also reads, “So get ready for major tomfoolery and ballyhoo.”
On the back of the announcement, there is a photograph of the bride and groom riding a bike wearing bear heads. The bike has a basket full of roses, and a trail of tin cans trails behind them.
The couple’s ceremony will air live on ABC.
“I think it’s only natural to have it on TV, seeing as how our relationship started,” Sean, who proposed on The Bachelor finale with a 3.15-carat platinum-and-diamond ring, has said. “This will be a cool opportunity to share the most special day of our lives with all the people who have been invested in us along the way.”
Eddie Judge and Tamra Barney
Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney is hoping that the third time is a charm as she celebrates her wedding to her long-term boyfriend, Eddie Judge. The stunning bride wore three custom-made wedding gowns for the ceremony, which took place at St. Regis Monarch Beach in California. The happy couple have been dating for the past three years, and Tamra could hardly contain her excitement after the wedding as she told reporters “I have never been so in love! This is the beginning of the best part of my life.” The ceremony was filmed as part of her upcoming spinoff show, “Tamra’s OC Wedding,” which will air on Bravo in the fall. Fans should subscribe to the channel through a service, such as Direct-Ticket.com to ensure they get the best deal available in their area.
According to Examiner.com, Tamra Barney gave herself and her new husband new cars for Christmas. She bought herself a Cadillac, and Eddie got a new BMW. This may be due to the great success of the couple’s Their CUT Fitness gym, which appears to be doing well.
Weddings seem to have an effect on all of us, and celebrity weddings are usually the stuff of fairy tales. They spare no expense when planning a wedding that millions of viewers will witness, so fans can expect to see a breathtakingly beautiful ceremony. Seeing our favorite reality stars tie the knot is almost like watching a member of our own family walk down the aisle, as we have witnessed their relationships develop over time. Many of us are not fortunate enough to get an invitation to a celebrity wedding, but thanks to the popularity of reality television, we can see the entire ceremony from the comfort of our own home.
Alice is a stylist to the stars. She loves to share her passion for reality TV on entertainment blogs.