Was it love at first sight? While we’re less sure about Sean Lowe’s take on that, it sure seems to be the case for his new wife, Catherine Giudici. In fact, if Sean hadn’t been chosen to be the Bachelor, the Seattle native would never have agreed to be on the show! At least that’s what her maid of honor says.

During her toast at the reception, People reports, Catherine’s bestie and maid of honor Crista Osher told the guests that Catherine was way in to her “beefy” new husband before they’d even met face to face. Having fallen for him during his time on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette, Catherine apparently wouldn’t sign on to be part of the Season 17 cast until producers would confirm Sean was the lead. Obviously someone was there for the right reasons.

We think it’s safe to say Catherine’s first impression didn’t have quite the same impact on Sean that his had on her, considering Sean’s First Impression Rose went to Tierra LiCausi. Regardless, Sean seems beyond smitten with his wife these days. In fact, he immediately broke down in tears when he saw his bride begin her walk down the aisle at their wedding. In our books, that reaction is worth more than all the roses in Chris Harrison’s garden.

Source: People