I started the DVR that had already started recording the big event before I got home and when I heard Chris Harrison say, "the most romantic TV event of the year," I decided I had to stop it because I didn't have the laptop in front of me yet.
That's a big proclamation given the month of January is NOT over yet.
Within minutes, I had a message on Facebook saying, "Surely you are going to blog about 'the grown sexy' wedding!"
So, here we go.
I'm starting this late, so it will post right after midnight and Monday's show will post at 12:01 Tuesday morning since I have two posts going up this week and my weekly Sunday video post has gone up today.
Chris Harrison gets tongue-tied in his live introduction. Before they can take a walk down the aisle, we have to see their FAIRY TALE JOURNEY. Why must every reality show contestant describe their experience as a journey? It's such an overused word. It was driving me nuts the other night on The Biggest Loser.
Now, a journey is a road trip between Los Angeles and Dallas. I have taken the Las Vegas to Dallas portion of the route they are taking. It was a trip. (And it is annoying to see the "red carpet" in the bottom right had corner of the screen as guests arrive.) They have so much fun together and she is so easy going. And they eat rattlesnake. He seemed bored to be stuck in the car while she rambles on about wedding plans though.
Grown sexy and whimsical. HUH? Yes, Sean, I still agree... vague words.
Congratulations on living separately until you are married. I really and truly commend you on that choice. I do believe that is a good example to viewers.
What is up with the live shot of the honeymoon suite cam? Nobody needs to see that. NOBODY. And nothing is going on there anyway. That's beyond dumb.
I'm zoning on their sappy talk.
Whoopie do! The cameras are there as Sean and Catherine tell his family that they have decided on a wedding date. I have a feeling they could have easily made this two hour show an hour or less. Meanwhile, all these celebrities are showing up at the wedding. I would venture to say that the happy couple knows about 20% of the people in attendance personally.
To steal someone else's post on Twitter, did you notice that Sean's dad's name is Jay Lowe? (J-Lo... Jenny from the block...) It's sweet that they asked his dad to officiate the ceremony, but he is going to be a weepy mess.
Maybe we now get to figure out what Catherine's theme is all about. She has recently been dreaming about her wedding, but not forever like most girls, so as to not disappoint herself. Since their time together up until now has been fun, and they are like kids, and since they are waiting until their wedding night, she wants her ceremony to be "grown sexy" as her coming out party. Now she wants to be grown up and sexy in all of the details. As she tells Sean, "think Robin Thicke."
It sounds like it's going to be tacky to me.
They really could have milked more attention out of all this if they'd taped a joint episode of Say Yes to the Dress (or any other of the plethora of wedding dress shopping shows) when she went shopping for dresses.
We get that you are excited for your honeymoon. You should be. Absolutely. But, we do not need to know all about all of that. It's personal. Keep it personal. We don't need the mental pictures, especially given Sean's shopping venture. There's no need for me to recap that part or her descriptions upon receiving his gift.
I don't know why they go decorate a cake then make a mess throwing decorations everywhere. Childish. Not "grown" anything. Her repeating "grown sexy" ranks with the repetition of "guard and protect your heart" from seasons ago. #annoyingBachelorphrases
Nice touch of showing Sean's groomsmen and family praying over him live, by the way!
After picking out flowers, Catherine gets ready for a very special photo session. All of what Catherine says seems immature trashy throughout the entire show, including discussing a butterfly analogy.