In the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici spill all the details of their upcoming wedding.
The couple fell in love with the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara the moment they walked through the grounds.
The site is “just incredible,” Sean tells Life & Style of the California property nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains.
“We would’ve been foolish to say no to it.”
Some 200 guests — including Bachelor and Bachelorette alums Jef Holm, Desiree Hartsock and Lesley Murphy (one of Catherine’s bridesmaids) — will join Sean and Catherine to watch them exchange vows in the resort’s lush gardens on Jan. 26.
The duo decided on “mixing eclectic furniture, even bringing chandeliers that sit outside in the garden,” explained wedding planner Mindy Weiss.
Since it’s a made-for-TV wedding costing roughly $250,000, it has to be over-the-top.
But Sean and Catherine are determined to make sure the details of the day reflect their quirky personalities.
“We wanted to have a piece of us in it, and we’re fun and goofy and silly, so we like to add those little touches,” Sean reveals.
They picked a gold color scheme, and Catherine, who’s vegan, helped plan an eclectic menu for the reception.
Sean’s father, Jay, will be officiating the wedding, and the couple have written their own vows.
Catherine’s and Sean’s moms, as well as the maid of honor, helped the bride pick out her dress (which Sean will not see until she walks down the aisle).
“It was the third dress I tried on, and I just knew it was the one,” Catherine tells Life & Style.
“My best friend started crying. She says she saw a glow around me.”
Neil Lane designed the couple’s wedding bands — a diamond-and-platinum eternity band for Catherine and a platinum ring for Sean.
“Catherine and Sean were very involved in the design,” Lane tells Life & Style.
For more, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.