‘The Bachelor’ Jason and Molly say ‘I do’ Monday



“The Bachelor” Couple Celebrate Their Union with a Spectacular Event in Los Angeles; Gavin DeGraw and Jason Castro Perform

Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, the first “Bachelor” 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 Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding,” MONDAY, MARCH 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Weeks of planning and anticipation culminate with former “Bachelor” star Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney 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, Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, Charlie O’Connell and Sarah Brice, DeAnna Pappas, Kiptyn Locke, Jesse Csincsak, and Natalie Getz, Stephanie Hogan and Nikki Kaapke, all bachelorettes from Jason’s edition of “The Bachelor.”

Jason requested that platinum recording artist and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw sing his hit, “Follow Through,“ from his J Records debut album, “Chariot,” for the couple’s first dance. Atlantic recording artist and 2008 “American Idol” third runner-up Jason Castro performs his rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” a favorite of the bride, at the ceremony. He also will premiere his new single, “That’s What I’m Here For,” from his soon-to-be released self-titled debut album during the wedding celebration.

In the special, the couple, who were married this past weekend and announced their engagement in October, let viewers in on all the exciting festivities. Jason and Molly begin their wedding planning by visiting a Macy’s store and will be shown registering at the Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry for their nuptials. Additionally, Leslie, Jason’s sister-in-law, shows Molly how she put together her outfit for the couple’s special rehearsal dinner using the Macy’s Fashion Director online tool (launching for consumers on March 8).

Then follow Molly to her dress fitting for her dazzling custom-made gown by Monique Lhuillier, and the couple planning the big day with their wedding planner, Jo Gartin, and event designer Eden Rodriguez. Then it’s on to their bachelor and bachelorette parties in Las Vegas, and the next stage of their romantic journey with a beautiful wedding ceremony before almost 300 guests at Terra Nea Resort in Palos Verdes, California.

The wedding party includes Molly’s sister, Katie, her maid of honor, and four additional bridesmaids. On Jason’s side, his brothers, Larry and Sean, are both his best men. He has two additional groomsmen. Jason and his best men and groomsmen are wearing Kenneth Cole suits.

Jason and Molly have had a rocky road on their way to happily ever after, which makes this momentous event that much sweeter for them. Jason’s journey goes back more than a year, when he was one of the final two bachelors on DeAnna Pappas’ edition of “The Bachelorette.” Although ultimately rejected by DeAnna, he was the overwhelming fan favorite and the first ever single dad on “The Bachelor” to try his luck at finding love again. He proposed to Melissa Rycroft in the finale, only to find that he had a change of heart. In a heartbreaking and shocking “After the Final Rose” special, he broke up with Melissa – and hoped it was not too late to beg Molly to give him a second chance to win her love. Good thing he took the gamble – despite the intense scrutiny from fans and media, his risk was rewarded. The couple took slow and steady steps to build their relationship, including Molly’s building a bond with Jason’s son, Ty, as they saw their connection develop into a real, lasting union.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.

(source: ABC)