'Bachelor' wedding of Sean Lowe, Catherine Giudici: 5 highlights
Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Sean Lowe!
The star of season 17 of the ABC dating show "The Bachelor" wed winner Catherine Giudici in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday, Jan. 26 in what marked the network's first live telecast of a wedding of contestants from the show. The series documented the start of their relationship as she competed for his heart along with 23 other women.
"The best day of my life. I'm a Lowe!" Giudici said on her Instagram page on Monday.
The event was officiated by Lowe's father Jay, an ordained Baptist minister from Colleyville, Texas, and attended by friends, family and former "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" contestants, including other married stars. The wedding took place at the Four Seasons Biltmore hotel in Santa Barbara, California.
The bride and her 12 bridesmaids wore Monique Lhuillier designs -- Giudici wore a strapless, ivory, lace mermaid gown and they sported blush full-length chiffon dresses.
Earlier this month, Lowe and Giudici talked to OTRC.com about getting married live on TV. Lowe said he was "really not nervous" about the wedding being televised.
"Everything that we've done so far as a couple has been televised," he said.
Check out 5 more highlights from the wedding.
1. Sean Lowe could barely hold back his tears.
The duo 2Cellos performed during the processional and recessional. Lowe got misty-eyed as he watched his bride walk down the aisle to the altar, which was surrounded on either side by hundreds of roses as well as chandeliers.
2. Sean Lowe referenced "The Bachelor" in his vows.
Lowe's father asked the guests to take a moment to pray for the couple before the "Bachelor" star and Giudici recited their vows.
"You're my dream and my reality, my future and my present, my whole heart and my best friend," Giudici said. "I thank God for bringing me to you, instilling that light so I could find you. I thank God for bring you to me and igniting that same light. I can't wait to shine together and make everybody completely blind."
"We met in the strangest way you could possibly meet someone -- on 'The Bachelor,' with an army of people following us around with cameras," Lowe told her. "But I know that wasn't by accident. God says that all things work together for the good of those who love Him. I know that we met on 'The Bachelor so that I could fall in love with my best friend."
3. One kiss is for amateurs.
Giudici giggled nervously and wiped away tears as Lowe's father continued the ceremony and they exchanged wedding rings. The two then sealed their marriage with a kiss -- actually, several.
4. Famous guests attended the wedding.
Among the famous people spotted: Married "Bachelorette" stars Trista and Ryan Sutter, Lowe's former co-stars Jef Holm, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and John Wolfner and actor Andy Dick and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump, who competed with Lowe on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars."
5. Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici talked about the wedding night.
Prior to the ceremony, "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison was shown talking to the couple about their nuptials and the three joked about the anticipated wedding night. Lowe and Giudici have said they would wait until they were married to have sex -- in the honeymoon suite.
"There's no pressure on my end," Lowe said. "I'm gonna perform masterfully."
"Oh, OK!" Giudici replied.