The Bachelor – Sean and Catherine’s Wedding

We started week four with Sean and Catherine’s wedding. I love this part of The Bachelor, mostly because it doesn’t happen that often. I love watching the event come together and I am just a sucker for romance and weddings. This wedding was a little different from all of the other ones because it was live, something they’ve never done before.

The wedding was held at The Four Seasons Biltmore Resort in Santa Barbara.

The backdrop, set design and flowers were so beautiful!

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I didn’t really get the whole “Grown Sexy” theme. I would have described it more as feminine and elegant, but to each their own. The ceremony was incredible, Sean’s dad was the perfect officiant. I give props to everyone for saying their own vows, I don’t think I could have done that, I was so emotional on my wedding day, so I have to respect anyone that can get the words out.

To check out more behind the scenes details, check out Shay Shull’s blog (Sean’s sister) here.

The wedding was planned by Mindy Weiss with flowers by Mark’s Garden (who also did Gwen Stefani’s wedding).

Catherine wore a strapless lace fit-and-flare gown from Monique Lhuiller’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Her 12 bridesmaids also wore pink dresses from Monique Lhuillier. Sean wore a tuxedo from Dolce & Gabbana:


The bridesmaids wore heels from Sole Society. I did some research and found that they got to pick from a few different Sole Society heels, the Kella, Dar, Kasha or Kelly designs from Sole Society. My favorites are the sold-out Kella cap toe pump. I found a similar pair from Victoria’s Secret ($39.99):

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Catherine received a pair of Swarovski crystal-encrusted custom flats by Yosi Samra for the reception. These Footzyfolds Crystal Ballet Flats ($115) from QVC are similar. You could also get the plain bronze crackled Yosi Samra flats for $66:

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The ladies received a balance bracelet by Dogeared ($78) and Trellis hoop earrings by Sole Society ($22.95).

Dogeared Balance Bracelet

Dogeared Balance Bracelet

Sole Society Trellis Hoop Earrings

Sole Society Trellis Hoop Earrings

The bridesmaids also received monogrammed LeSportsac totes filled with lots of goodies including Minimergency kits from Pinch Provisions ($16), custom created, white Bri Seeley scarves, mini boom boxes from Kinivo (&18.99), Modify watches ($45), Bel Fiore Cupcake Frosting Hair Ties ($10) , Joey New York Quick Result Beauty Kit ($36) and Kixies thigh highs.

Mini-Emergency Kit from Pinch Provisions

Minimergency Kit from Pinch Provisions

Kinivo Zx100 mini boom boxes

Kinivo Zx100 mini boom boxes

Courtesy of Catherine Giudici's Instagram

Courtesy of Catherine Giudici’s Instagram

Bel Fiore Hair Ties

Bel Fiore Hair Ties


Joey New York Quick Results Beauty Kit

Joey New York Quick Results Beauty Kit

The bride used the Je T’AIME Heart Card from Sugar Paper Stationary ($6) to write thank you notes to all of the bridesmaids:


On November 13th, Catherine posted on Twitter that she was getting her bridesmaids The Stella & Dot Together Forever Necklace ($59). This necklace totally reminds of the Girl Scouts Make New Friends song, where it says “Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other’s gold.” This is such a perfect gift for bridesmaids!

n901gs_1_1Sean and Catherine had custom designed rose gold wedding bands from Neil Lane.

CL55372For more details, you can visit Sean and Catherine’s official wedding website on The Knot here.

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

If you missed Sean and Catherine’s Wedding Special you can still watch it online here.

To catch up on Jason & Molly Mesnick’s wedding recap podcast, click here.

For more Bachelor posts, click here.

Summer TV Preview Extravaganza

I love TV. Every fall I used to get a schedule together of all the new shows I was going to watch and what I could reasonably tape on my VCR. Many of the networks have changed this format so now I get Fall and Summer premieres. And I have a DVR which means even more shows to watch. It’s like Christmas!

Here are the shows that I plan to tune in for this summer. Some are returning and some are brand new:

FOX The Goodwin Games – premieres on May 20 at 8:30 p.m.

The show focuses on siblings who inherit a fortune from their father but only if they can play by his rules. It is the newest endeavor from the executive producers of How I Met Your Mother and stars Scott Foley who I have crushed on since Felicity. The pilot is currently screening on Hulu so you can check it out in advance. The reviews look promising so far.

ABC The Bachelorette – Season 9 premieres on May 27 at 9 p.m.

I am slightly obsessed with the Bachelor and Bachelorette so I can’t wait for a new season! Desiree Hartsock is this year’s bachelorette. You might remember her emotional exit during Sean Lowe’s season. If you want to know who Desiree picks and spoilers from the season make sure to read Reality Steve’s blog.

If you tune in on Monday night, Desiree will take live questions on Twitter from 8-10 p.m. @DesHartsock.

ABC Mistresses – Premieres June 3 at 10 p.m.

I don’t know too much about this one except that Alyssa Milano is in it and I heart her. I’m interested to see how make the characters likeable even though they’re mistresses. It should be a good soap to watch and I hope everyone will have fantastic clothes!

One of my favorite blogs, Possessionista, has already posted a fashion preview here.

USA Graceland – Premieres June 6 at 10 p.m.

Graceland follows a group of undercover FBI agents as live together in a beachfront house. It’s from the creator of White Collar, Jeff Eastin, which is another great show. I’m mostly just watching this one for the eye candy…Daniel Sunjata…yum!

TNT Falling Skies – Season 3 premieres June 9 at 10 p.m.

My husband and I have watched Falling Skies together since it premiered. It’s an action-packed sci-fi action drama starring Noah Wyle. We last left the 2nd Mass with Tom taking on the role of U.S. President and Anne finding out she was pregnant.

USA Necessary Roughness – Season 3 premieres June 12 at 10 p.m.

This show has really started to heat up! We last left Dr. Dani revealing all of her feelings to Matt, but it looks like Matt’s new girlfriend is pregnant. Rex came out of the closet and Nico might be gone for good. John Stamos is joining the cast so it could mean a third love interest for Dani!

HBO True Blood – Season 6 premieres June 16 at 9 p.m.

True Blood is back! Last season left off with Bill becoming possessed by Lilith, the first vampire, and ended in a cliffhanger. Will Bill kill Sookie and Eric? Who will Sookie end up with? Is Bill gone forever?

Lifetime Devious Maids – Premieres June 23 at 10 p.m.

Created by Marc Cherry and produced by Eva Longoria this show is gunning to be the next Desperate Housewives. The show follows five maids for the rich and famous who use their position to achieve their own dreams. The preview teases lots of different plot twists and if it’s anything like the first season of Desperate Housewives we should be in for a good show.

CBS Under the Dome – Premieres June 24 at 10 p.m.

From auther Stephen King, Under the Dome should be a great sci-fi survival show, after watching the preview it sort of reminds me of Lost. I anticipate lots of fun twists and turns along the way. I also like Rachelle LeFevre and thought she was great in Twilight and Off the Map. I think this will be a show that both my husband and I can watch together.

USA Covert Affairs – Season 4 premieres July 16 at 9 p.m.

Season three ended with some big cliffhangers – Auggie and Annie finally kissed and Annie was presented with a mysterious file from Henry Wilcox. I really liked last season’s arc with Lena and Simon, hopefully we will see Annie get challenged again this year. I think Auggie is great but I would really like to see Annie end up with Eyal because their chemistry is hot!

USA Suits – Season 3 premieres July 16 at 10 p.m.

At the end of season two, Mike finally revealed to Rachel that he never went to Harvard. This didn’t seem to bother her because they hooked up in a very steamy sex scene. Harvey and Jessica are back in control of the firm, but moving forward with the merger. My husband and I love this show and we have a little crush on Gabriel Macht who plays Harvey. It will be interesting to see if he ever gets together with his secretary, Donna. One of my favorite parts of this show are the clothes. The women are impeccably dressed every week and I would kill for their wardrobe.

What shows will you be watching this summer? What are you most looking forward to? Let me know if there are other shows you think I should check out.

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