Was it "Grown Sexy" or "Groan Sexy?"
That was the question after Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's glammed-up, gold made-for-TV wedding, which was telecast live on ABC earlier this week. According to E! Online, the lovebirds' unusual "Grown Sexy" theme had their guests (and viewers!) confused.
Longtime host Chris Harrison said he didn't really understand the theme, while past "Bachelor" bride Ashley Herbert seconded the motion. And the most recent Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock, pondered this question: "Is it grown, like I'm growing a garden? Or is it like, 'I'm an adult?' Or is it like, Justin Timberlake, we're bringing sexy back?"
Of course, if they had watched the pre-wedding special, these "Bachelor" alums would have seen the bride-to-be describing her "grown sexy" theme to "wedding planner to the stars" Mindy Weiss.
"That's a new terminology," Weiss said, before Catherine clarified with, "I want to look grown up and sexy."
Of course, the groom was taking no responsibility for the theme, but he liked it. Lowe told E! News: "Yeah, that was Catherine's doing, the 'Grown Sexy' theme, which I think is great. She wanted it to be very elegant and classy and kind of grown-up because the two of us are so silly. So she felt like this should be our coming out party as adults."
In the end, it was. The bride wore a Monique Lhuillier gown, the groom sported a Dolce and Gabbana tux, and both of them dazzled with a bit of Neil Lane bling. The ceremony boasted cellists, and the grown sexy bride walked down the aisle to Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" before the couple recited their handwritten vows.
Of course, since recently engaged Desiree Hartsock didn't quite "get" the latest "Bachelor" bride's theme, perhaps she can take inspiration from the other three "Bachelor" weddings as she plans her own nuptials to Chris Siegfried.
Trista and Ryan Sutter's 2003 wedding had a "Vail, Colorado" theme in honor of their home, according to People. Rocky Mountain chocolates were on each dining table, and guests were served personalized cocktails with names like the Ryanarita and the Trista Pink. Speaking of pink, that's this bride's favorite color - and her wedding had the 30,000 pink roses to prove it.
Rain didn't put a damper on Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney's 2010 wedding, which featured "American Idol" alum Jason Castro appropriately singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." While Malaney told Us Weekly, "I've never been a girl who has had her wedding planned for years," it all came together with a theme that mixed the couple's love for both modern and vintage style. The color palette: White with green and black accents.
And Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum wed in 2012, marking the third televised "Bachelor" wedding. The couple focused on family and tradition for their wedding, and incorporated the groom's Jewish faith into the ceremony. Rosenbaum told Glamour, "When Ashley and I discussed it, she was obviously very open to incorporating anything that I wanted to incorporate. So, we got married under a chuppah, we broke the glass, we signed the Ketubah. I was wearing a yarmulke, there was definitely a lot of Judaism influence in the wedding… we did dance the Hora at the reception afterwards as well."
The color theme for this shindig was earth tones, and while there were no red roses in sight (the groom put the kibosh on that!), the white roses flowed freely.
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