updated 01/27/2014 AT 12:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/26/2014 AT 9:55 PM ET
Lowe’s father Jay officiated the ceremony and called their romance “an epic fairytale on display for the whole world to see.”
In fact, he did most of the talking at the altar but Sean and Catherine said the most important words: “I do.”
The nuptials – watched by millions on a live TV special on ABC – were a happy ending for the couple who met on the reality show and got engaged in Thailand in November of 2012.
Lowe, 30, had predicted he’d be the one to cry, admitting on Good Morning America days before the wedding that he was a “softie.” “Anytime I start talking about her, I can’t help but tear up,” he said.
The couple spent weeks working with celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss on all the details of the ceremony and reception at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, which Giudici, 27, wanted to have a “grown sexy” theme that she described as “very romantic.”
“We want some traditional type of ceremony that just unifies us and then have a big party afterwards,” Giudici said. And that’s just what she and Lowe got. Here are all the details of their big day: