ABC to Air THE BACHELORETTE: ASHLEY AND J.P.'S WEDDING, 12/16
Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, the second "Bachelorette" couple to ever walk down the aisle, will share a dramatic new chapter of their love story with millions of viewers when ABC televises their much anticipated wedding on THE BACHELORETTE: ASHLEY AND J.P.'S WEDDING, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Weeks of planning and anticipation culminate with former "Bachelorette" star Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum declaring their love for one another before family, friends, past "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" couples, stars and participants, who are all there to help them celebrate. The guest list includes Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Ali Fedotowsky, Jillian Harris, Deanna Pappas, Sean Lowe, Roberto Martinez and Ryan Park.
In the special, the couple, who were married on December 1 after J.P. proposed to Ashley on Bachelorette finale in Fiji in August 2010, let viewers in on all the exciting festivities. Ashley and J.P. will look back at their life since that romantic proposal and how they surprised both of their parents with the happy news of their wedding date. The couple is in for a shock when they meet with Mindy Weiss, their wedding planner, who has arranged a number of celebrity nuptials, and discover just how much will go into making their special day a day to remember.
Then follow Ashley to her dress fitting for her dazzling custom-made gown by famed red carpet dress designer Randi Rahm and watch the couple cut loose at their wild bachelor and bachelorette party weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona. J.P. and his friends get to let off steam in high performance vehicles and Ashley's group is surprised by a sexy pole dancer. Will Ashley try it herself?
The happy couple requested that CHRIS HARRISON officiate the wedding, but before he can agree, he has some tough questions of his own. Finally, it is the morning of their wedding day and both the bride and groom are preparing. J.P., all of his groomsmen and the fathers of the bride (both her father and stepfather) and groom are wearing Hugo Boss. A rapturous Ashley walks down the aisle to pop singer-songwriter Lisa Donnelly covering Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love," as J.P., beaming, looks on, and the breathtaking ceremony begins before 200 guests at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, an elegant, iconic landmark hotel in Southern California. As the couple walk back down the aisle as man and wife, Lisa sings "Here to Stay," which she wrote especially for Ashley and J.P. for this occasion.
After the couple pledge their undying love to one another, it's time to party! Ashley and J.P. dance their first dance in front of their family and friends, as popular rock-pop artist Matt White sings his Billboard hit "Love."
Ashley and J.P.'s love story has come full circle at last. Ashley began by being one of the favorites to capture Brad Womack's heart on the 15th edition of "The Bachelor" in early 2010 and narrowly missing her goal of finding a future husband. She got her second opportunity to find love on the seventh edition of "The Bachelorette," after determining to find balance between her career and personal life. However, her search for "Mr. Right" had to survive a shocking and emotionally taxing journey. Initially Ashley's own sister even had her doubts about J.P., but all was quickly forgiven. Finally, Ashley got her fairytale happy ending as she gave J.P. her final rose and he proposed. Since then they have been inseparable. Ashley, 28, graduated from dental school at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently completing a specialty in pediatric dentistry at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. J.P., 35, continues as a successful construction manager in New York City. Now they're really ready to begin their life as man and wife and to have a family of their own.
Hosted by CHRIS HARRISON, "The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.