Mario Lopez Wedding with Courtney Mazza
Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza have been dating since 2008 and now they are saying “I do”… today! They will be saying their vows at the Casa Aramara villa in Punta Mita, Mexico. The Casa Aramara villa is owned by their close friend, Joe Francis, the creator of the adult entertainment empire, “Girls Gone Wild”. The 40,000 square foot villa is valued at $30 million. Joe said, “I’ve been friends with Mario for more than a decade, and I met Courtney on one of their very first dates over 4 years ago, I have never seen a couple more in love and committed to each other and their family. I love them both very much, and I’m honored to be a part of their special day.”
Mario purposed to Courtney with an $80,000 engagement ring over New Year’s Eve this year during their vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico. “We took a walk alone as the sun was setting,” Lopez told Us Magazine. “I told Courtney that I wanted the mother of my children to have their last name. She was silent at first from shock, then she leaped for joy and did a little jete!”
The wedding itself will be filmed as a two-hour wedding special, Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta, set to air on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. on TLC. It will be an all-star cast with Courtney’s bridesmaid, who is the Desperate Housewives star, Eva Longoria. And the cake, designed by TLC’s Cake Boss star, Buddy Valastro.
- With about 200 guests, they will be saying their nuptials in front of a Catholic priest, whom Mario is flying in for the wedding. “Mario and Courtney want to say their vows before sunset so everyone can start partying as the sun goes down. There will be nighttime fireworks on the beach,” a friend told press about the big day. Their two year old daughter will be the flower girl. Mario said, “We are going to practice with her. My nieces will also be walking down the aisle to help her.”
So what comes next, honeymoon? Unfortunately not. Apparently with Mario’s X Factor and Extra show schedules, there wasn’t any time. They plan to eventually though.
“The only thing that’s going to change is my last name. Same love, same everything,” said the bride-to-be.
Happy Watching 🙂