In case you haven't heard, 'The Bachelor's' Jason Meznick and Molly Malaney got married this past weekend, and even better, the wedding will air on ABC this Monday, March 8th.
Jason and Molly are only the second 'Bachelor' couple to tie the knot (Will Jake and Vienna make it number 3?), and have had to overcome enough negative press to last a lifetime. Even so, their marriage marks a great success for the 'Bachelor' franchise, and it was imperative to give the couple a wedding they would remember.
You may have heard a few details about the wedding like: it rained, Jason Castro sang 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' while Molly walked down the aisle, and Molly wore a white Monique Lhuillier dress or seen pictures on different website like TheHollywoodGossip.com. But without having seen the TV special yet, it is hard to get a real feeling for the wedding. It sounds beautiful though - a made-TV-production, gathering reality stars together as Jason Castro serenades the bride and groom.
However, I for one wanted to get down to the knitty-gritty of this wedding. How did it feel and what was the experience like? To answer these questions, I spoke with James Sun, CEO of GeoPage, and one of Jason's friends who attended the wedding with his wife and two daughters, and previously wrote a blog about Jason and Molly getting married. See the short interview below:
1. Favorite moment? Best and most touching moment was when Ty (his son) ran down the wedding aisle and gave Jason a big hug
. Molly was beautiful when walking down the aisle, but as a parent with two daughters, I know how special it is to have your flesh/blood jump into your arms on such an important day.....so my vote is for Ty. Also, I had my beautiful daughters with me so I couldn't help but be touched by this moment. I could see little tears in my 5 year old's eyes as she watched Jason tear up to see Ty.
2. What did you think of Jason Castro's performance as Molly was walking down the aisle?
Jason Castro's performance was ok. I didn't think it was his best performance. Maybe the weather had something to do with it......maybe his big hair got wet from all the rain. I don't know, but it wasn't his best.
3. I heard Jason and Molly got drenched at some point...true?
Drenched is an understatement. It was raining cats/dogs at one point when they were saying their [vows]. Molly's hair was completely ruined, but I spoke with her afterwards, and she had such a good attitude about it. She really is terrific!
4. If you could describe the wedding in one word, what would it be?
There you have it 'Bachelor' fans! Apparently the Seattle weather followed Jason and Molly to Los Angeles and joined in on the matrimonial fun. The TV special is undoubtedly going to be just that...special... with just enough touching, down-to-earth moments and details that make it a real wedding and not an elaborate stage production.
So even if 'The Bachelor' makes you want to gag or frustrates you beyond belief sometimes, you may want to give the wedding special a shot. Even Jonathan Dalton of AllPhoenixRealEstate.com, who wrote a blog calling 'The Bachelor' "predictable" and the women on the show as "pathetic and needy," cannot refute that 'The Bachelor' can be addicting.