AceShowbiz - Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are set to marry in Hawaii on January 12, next year. The wedding date was revealed on "The View" on Wednesday, May 23 when "The Bachelor" couple appeared together. "We are very excited to tell you guys that we have booked a venue and we are getting married in Hawaii on January 12, next year," Burnham told "The View" audience.
"It's in Maui, it's at Haiku Mill, which is beautiful, old world feel, with a lot of vines and greenery," she described their wedding location. "It's not your typical, beach wedding. It's so pretty," her fiance added. The reality series star even admitted that she and her fiance are ready to get married anytime.
Unfortunately for ABC viewers, the wedding will not be televised as Luyendyk, 36, stated that they would have a private wedding with only 100 guests. "It's a private wedding, so not on TV. Just, you know, a group of close friends, probably 100 guests," he explained.
Luyendyk and Burnham's decision to not invite ABC's camera to their wedding is different from other successful "Bachelor" couples before them, such as Trista Sutter and Ryan Sutter, and Sean Lowe and Catherine Lowe, whose weddings were aired on ABC.
Luyendyk became a controversial star of the reality series after he called off his two-month engagement to Becca Kufrin to pursue a relationship with Burnham who was a runner-up. The race car driver and real estate broker then proposed to Burnham on the live "After the Final Rose" episode of "The Bachelor".
Many fans of the reality series criticized Luyendyk's decision but Luyendyk insisted that "it was a decision I had to make for myself." He continued, "At the end of the day, it's a TV show but this is the rest of our lives, and Lauren was the person I was supposed to be with."
Burnham has since moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where she and Luyendyk bought a new house.