At long last, Sean Lowe found clarity — and the love of his life — during The Bachelor Season 17 finale, which aired back in March 2013. In the most romantic moment we can remember, Sean recovered from turning down Lindsay Yenter, dealt with the drama of Chris Harrison telling him about a mysterious note, and proposed to Catherine Giudici in Thailand.
For her part, Seattle native Catherine walked down the dock toward her future husband in a gold David Meister dress, and was completely overcome with emotion. You can hear her deep gasps and adorable "Oh my Gods" during the proposal. In fact, during the "After the Final Rose" special after the Season 17 Finale, Sean revealed he thought she was going to faint due to all that heavy sighing!
If you'll notice in the video, she barely even looks at the ring after hearing Sean ask for her hand in marriage. Sean joked that he had to prompt her to look down at the gorgeous rock.
And Chris Harrison said back in his March Bachelor finale blog that he wasn't surprised she was the one who won his heart in the end. "Sean lights up like a firework every time he sees her."
In preparation for Sunday's epic live wedding, let's take a look back at their engagement. Check out the moment Sean and Catherine solidified their future together and look out for our two favorite parts: when Catherine gasps "Is this for real?" Second best moment? When Sean lifts her atop an elephant and says "Let's peace."