Here’s one ”Bachelor”-spawned wedding that won’t likely air on ABC. In a surprise move, former ”Bachelor” star Bob Guiney married ”All My Children” actress Rebecca Budig over the weekend in a surprise ceremony at the Guiney family’s Long Lake, Mich., cabin, People reports in its upcoming issue. ”It was low key, just family and friends,” said the bride’s mother, Mary Budig.
The Guiney-Budig wedding was indeed casual, especially in contrast to the lavish, televised Trista Rehn-Ryan Sutter nuptials. The ABC soap star wore a two-piece white cotton dress with appliqué flowers, designed by a friend, instead of a designer gown. About 50 guests attended the 20-minute ceremony and munched on barbeque at a reception afterwards.
Guiney met Budig in early 2003 when she was hosting a ”Bachelor” recap special and he’d just been dumped by Trista on ”The Bachelorette.” Bob, of course, returned to star in the next season of ”The Bachelor,” but his romance with the woman he picked, Estella Gardinier, fizzled fast. Guiney and Budig reunited and became engaged in May. It’s their second trip down the aisle for both.