Preparations were continuing Friday for the latest celebrity wedding in Santa Barbara — this one televised live to millions of viewers.
The couple became engaged in Thailand during the finale of the popular show’s 17th season.
Television satellite and production trucks crowded the grounds of the posh beach-side hotel late this week, as crews prepared for the televised nuptials, which will be broadcast live from 8 to 10 p.m. on the East Coast.
Portions of the show are being pre-recorded, but the ceremony itself is expected to be live, according to ABC officials.
Viewers in Santa Barbara and on the West Coast will see a recorded version of the show. It will be on KEYT Channel 3 locally.
Tourism officials have said they believe the show will shine a very positive spotlight on Santa Barbara as a wedding and vacation spot.