The past weekend witnessed two celebrities exchanging wedding vows at two different destinations. The ‘Bachelorette’ star Ashley Herbert married J.P. Rosenbaum in Pasadena, California, while Mario Lopez married his fiancée, actress-dancer Courtney Mazza, in Punta Minta, Mexico.
The weddings will be aired on television for the fans and audiences to continue with the celebrities on their weddings and journey of love. Ashley and J.P.’s nuptial ceremony and its preliminaries will be broadcast on December 16 in a two-hour special on ABC – ‘The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding’.
Bachelor/Bachelorette host Chris Harrison officiated the wedding ceremony. The event saw many familiar faces including fellow Bachelor and Bachelorette alumni like Ali Fedotowsky, Emily Maynard, Jason and Molly Mesnick as well as upcoming Bachelor Sean Lowe.
“Today is all about our friends and family,” Ashley Hebert said. “It’s about standing with J.P., looking around at all the people we love in the same room there to celebrate our love.”
Wearing a strapless white gown with very long train, “Ashley looked gorgeous walking down the aisle”, said a guest present at the ceremony.
The nuptial ceremony was a perfect integration of two cultures and religions, with the ceremony being held under a chuppah, a traditional Jewish wedding canopy. Besides, the groom’s and bride’s moms performed a Celtic knot ceremony in which they tied knots binding their children’s wrists before saying a prayer.
“Their prayer had everyone in tears,” a guest told to a tabloid. “It was so heartfelt.”
The lovely couple exchanged celebrity jeweler, Neil Lane’s wedding bands during the ceremony.
Dressed in pink along with other bridesmaids, Ashley’s maid of honor was her sister, Chrystie, while Roy, served as J.P.’s best man.
Ashley, 28, a dentist from Madawaska, Maine and Rosenbaum, 35, a New York construction manager became engaged on the season 7 finale of “The Bachelorette” during the Final-Rose ceremony in Fiji on May 2011. Proposing her during the ceremony, Rosenbaum presented a 3.5 carat cushion cut diamond engagement ring designed by Neil Lane.
This lovebird couple is the only second couple to make their way down the aisle to the altar in the franchise’s 10-year history of 24 seasons.
The only other official wedding in the franchise history belongs to the first Bachelorette, Trista Rehn, who married Ryan Sutter in 2003. No other proposals on the franchise series ever made it all the way to the altar, except for Jason and Molly Mesnick, who got engaged soon after Jason called off his on-air engagement with Melissa Rycroft. They married in 2010 and are expecting a baby in March.
Like Ashley and Rosenbaum, Mario Lopez, 39 and fiancée Courtney Mazza, made it official with a romantic, intimate wedding in Mexico at a seaside estate, exchanging the wedding vows just before the sunset.
Mario Lopez & Courtney Mazza
Lopez and Mazza have been dating since 2008, though they first met in 2006 while performing in a Broadway Revival of the musical ‘A Chorus Line’. Their 2-year-old daughter, Gia served as the flower girl for the wedding ceremony.
This is the first wedding for Mazza while a second one for Lopez, who was previously married to model and actress Ali Landry in 2004. However the wedding was nullified soon after.
Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza’s wedding will be featured in TLC special two hour program titled ‘Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta’, to be aired on December 8.
Congratulations to the happily-in-love newlywed couples!!!