'Bachelor' Sean Lowe to marry live on TV in January

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici from "The Bachelor" Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici from "The Bachelor" at the 2013 Maxim Hot 100 celebration in Los Angeles. (May 15, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

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Sean Lowe, the star of the most recent edition of ABC's "The Bachelor," and Catherine Giudici, to whom he proposed on the season finale, Monday announced they will marry on Jan. 26 in a live, televised wedding.

The couple made the announcement on ABC's "Good Morning America."

This will be the first live wedding for "The Bachelor" or its sister program "The Bachelorette."

" 'The Bachelor' is such a cool experience," said Lowe, who turns 30 on Nov. 16, "because people at home feel like they know us and they're invested in our relationship. So we have no problem sharing the actual wedding with everyone who's been with us so far."

Giudici, 27, a graphic designer from Seattle, was vague on wedding details, saying only, "We want some traditional type of ceremony that just kind of unifies us and then have a big party afterward."

She told People magazine Monday, "I haven't found my dress yet. I know I want it to be form-fitting . . . Not too princessy."

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"It's really exciting," Lowe, a native Texan who works in insurance, told the magazine. "Time has just flown by -- I think January is going to sneak up on us pretty quickly!"

He added: "It's about family and friends celebrating our marriage. And that's really my only input. I'm letting Catherine make most of the decisions."

E! News reported Lesley Murphy, one of Giudici's rivals on "The Bachelor," will be among her 12 bridesmaids.

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