Reality TV may have brought Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney together, but when the time came to be joined together in marriage the pair picked a fantasy locale– the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. For prospective brides and grooms who wish to follow in the footsteps of the reality romantics, here are a few of the sites which made their special day a memory to last a lifetime:
Pre-wedding festivities: The happy couple enjoyed a taste of married life as they dined with family and other members of their wedding party the evening before the main event at the resort’s signature restaurant mar’sel, where they were served California-style cuisine featuring produce plucked from the vegetable garden on the premises.
The Wedding: Cameras once rolled on the classic comedy I Love Lucy at Terranea’s location, and they did so again on February 27, 2010 as The Bachelor exchanged vows with his bride. The pair had a number of venues from which to choose, including the Ocean Lawn, which offers views of the Point Fermin coastline; Catalina Point, where the waves of the Pacific Ocean seems to applaud couples as they say ‘I do” on the bluff above and The Meadows, which links to the Grand Ballroom.
Accommodations: Booking almost 275 rooms, cast and crew unpacked their luggage at the romantic retreat. Among the guests to rest in suites were The Bachelorette duo Trista and Ryan Sutter, who said “I do” in 2002, while newlyweds Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney spent their first days as husband and wife in one of the resort’s oceanview casitas.
For more information:
- visit www.terranea.com
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