November 30, 2012 04:35 PM by Donna W. Martin
The X Factor co-host, Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza are set to tie the knot on December 1. Where does the couple plan to say their “I Do’s?” Take the jump for all the details.
According to In Touch, Mario and Courtney plan to exchange vows “at close pal Joe Francis’ gorgeous Casa Aramara villa in Punta Mita, Mexico.”
The couple plan to kick start things with a laid back pre-wedding party on November 30. A source close to the couple said, “The theme is a ‘white party’ with everyone being asked to dress in casual, white beach attire.” The source added, “There will be cocktails, a taco bar with beef, chicken and seafood tacos, a fresh fruit bar and a Tequila bar – with Tequila from all over Mexico.” In addition, there will be “a mariachi band and DJ” who will “supply the music as bonfires burn on the beach.”
But when it comes to the nuptials, it’s going to be a formal event for Mario and Courtney. The lovebirds plan to say their vows in front of 150-200 guests and a Catholic Priest who Mario is having flown in especially for their wedding. A source said, “Mario and Courtney want to say their vows before sunset so everyone can start partying as the sun goes down” and “there will be fireworks on the beach too!”
Mario revealed, “Our [2-year-old] daughter, Gia, will be the flower girl.” He added, “We are going to practice with her” and “my nieces will also be walking down the aisle to help her.”
Following the ceremony, the new bride and groom will share their first dance, a sexy salsa and guests will munch on a bounty of foods including “everything form fish and chicken to vegetable lasagna and other pasta dishes.” But what’s a wedding without a grand cake? The cake is being designed by none other than TLC’s Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro. “Courtney wanted a chocolate cake and he longed for red velvet layers,” a source said, “but the two finally agreed on alternating layers of chocolate and red velvet, with a creamy vanilla frosting.” Sounds yummy!
Wish you could see it all go down? Well, you can! A two-hour wedding special entitled, “Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta” will air on TLC December 8 at 8pm ET.
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