May 31, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd
Earl Cole, winner ofÂ Survivor: Fiji and one of PEOPLE’s 2007 sexiest bachelors, tied the knot this weekend in Hawaii! The reality TV vet and his girlfriend, Shelley Lee were married in Kauai in a private ceremony with family, friends, and a few fellowÂ Survivor alums. Keep reading for more details on their romantic sunset wedding…
Earl Cole, winner ofÂ Survivor: Fiji, is no longer one of the sexiest bachelors alive! The reality TV star married pharmaceutical rep, Shelley Lee, this weekend in Hawaii. Cole, 39, and Lee exchanged wedding vows on Saturday during a romantic sunset ceremony in front of family and friends, which included formerÂ Survivor contestant, Bobby Mason among others. The event was held on the beach atÂ St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai.
“I knew I wanted it to be somewhere nice and I always wanted a beach wedding, outdoorsy, and she did, too,” theÂ Survivor winner says.Â ”I always wanted it to be simple, not 10 groomsmen looking like a basketball team.” Fans of Cole can get a closer glimpse at the behind-the-scenes planning that went into the wedding when he and his new wife appear on an upcoming episode of Whose Wedding Is It Anyways? on the Style Network.
“At first I was a little reluctant to put my private life out there,” Cole says about doing the wedding special, “but you know what? I’m okay with announcing this to the world. This is the girl that I love, this is the woman I want to be with, that I want to have a family with, and here we are, everybody!”
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