Monday, January 27, 2014


Ok, brief life update before I jump into the good stuff. After an overall good weekend littered with sleepless nights about wedding logistics, I am admitting that I need to let go a little. For those of you who have planned weddings and are Type A, my hat is off to you for surviving. I'm currently learning the lesson that my wedding will be beautiful but I will not get everything I want. When you factor in location, logistics, budget, and (ahem) reality, it's not possible, nor is it supposed to be. So that is that. 

Regarding my resolution of more me time I would give myself a solid C for this morning. I did not go to the gym. But I did get up earlier than usual and--wait for it--I put my make up on at home. In front of a mirror. Not in my car. I think that is a win right there people. And, as I try to remind myself, be gentle... that was progress for my first day. :)

Now what I really want to talk about today is THE BACHELOR WEDDING!!!!! For those of you who don't know, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are my guilty TV show pleasures. I can't do The Real Housewives or even Bachelor Pad for that matter, but The Bachelor. Yes. Sign me up. And then watch me weep. 

Last night Sean and Catherine, who met on The Bachelor got married (video footage). Live. During the Grammy's. Obviously I am ABC's target audience... I watched the actual wedding live while furiously texting KJ and Allison and then I went back and watched the wedding pre-show on DVR. It was glorious. 

For those of you who don't get it, I don't blame you. There are plenty of reality TV phenomenons that I just can't watch. I respect you. As long as you don't judge me. ;)

For those of you who do get it, WASN'T IT AMAZING!?!?!?!

Minus her earrings and the phrase 'grown sexy' happening every five seconds, I thought it was really quite lovely. Props to both of them for memorizing their vows. Although my text convos made quite clear that I am not to talk about bugs or glitter or sprinkles at my wedding. Don't worry. I love Josh, but we are sticking with the traditional Catholic vows. Catholicism: guaranteed to prevent you from sounding like a turd at your wedding!

My favorite thing about Sean and Catherine is how happy they seem together. There are a thousand things that America can pick apart about their wedding or their relationship. But, if ABC offered to pay for my wedding if I did it live on TV, I would 100% say yes. Come on people.... those flowers alone cost more than I make in a year. Way more. Catherine and Sean still had the personal wedding they wanted while getting it all paid for. I applaud them. 

Lastly, I will just say that I love seeing humanity. From her shaking as she stood on the altar to him crying, nay weeping, twice during the ceremony, I adore them. They seem real to me. And I like that. 

To all the cynics out there who are probably giggling and saying, "Oh Maureen, they seem real because that is how they are written. It's all fake," you might very well be right. But I would still rather watch this crafted reality that is beautiful and loving then some of the other disheartening crap on TV. And that just is what it is. I am ABC's target audience. And I loved it!


  1. I have to admit to not knowing anything about the pair, but I completely agree: if someone else offered to finance my dream wedding in exchange for airing it to the world, I'd probably say yes. Especially given these two met on a reality TV show! More power to them. They both look genuinely happy, and that's awesome!

  2. I can't wait to watch the re-play tonight! :)

  3. I am so with you! I can't watch a lot of reality tv, but I do love the Bachelor/Bachelorette! And I especially loved Sean's season so I was all kinds of excited about this wedding! I actually still haven't seen the wedding (we weren't home that night and we don't have DVR) so I'm waiting for it to come up on my Hulu, but I already know I'll cry watching it. I just love sappy stuff like that. And they are such a sweet couple. :)


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