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Married At First Sight – Episode 1 Recap: We’re on TV!!!

There have been so many exciting things happening in 2019 at Alexander Homestead. If you follow us on social media, you know that a big one for us is that Alexander Homestead is the wedding venue for Season 9 of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight! And last Wednesday night?! WHOA. I don’t think any of the staff here at AH were expecting to see that much of our venue. Seasons past made us anticipate being featured in the second episode. Imagine our surprise and delight of tuning in to the 2 hour premier and finding the whole last hour of this first episode feature Alexander Homestead!! What?!

ICYMI a pre-show aired at 8pm ET that introduced the cast and explained the process of the relationship experts’ evaluations, and decisions on the match ups. We found out the four couples getting married at first sight: Deonna & Greg, Amber & Matt, Iris & Keith, and Elizabeth & Jamie. Then at 9pm ET, we saw these eight individuals tell their family and friends they’d be getting married in 2 weeks (yikes) and shop for their dresses and suits. Finally the guys and girls did some celebrating, and shared amongst themselves their backgrounds and what they were hoping for in the process and their marriages.

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And then it was wedding day!!! This was SO fun to watch as the camera panned the AH house and the garden often, and to hear one of the brides explain how excited she was that she was “getting married at The Alexander Homestead!” The episode also featured the guys chatting with their groomsmen in the house and the girls getting ready in our bridal suite (which I’m sure all our past brides who tuned in recognized very well!). While we saw all the cast’s getting ready moments, we only witnessed 2 couples tie the knot at first sight to start—Deonna & Greg, and Amber & Matt –married by our very own in-house officiant Rick Bovey! These two couples exchanged vows in the garden under our gazebo. The gorgeous floral arrangements down the aisle and on the gazebo were designed and created by our very own Pink Petunias! Just stunning.

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It was so surreal to watch and it gave us all the goose bumps. Thank you to those who tuned in to support us and share in our excitement! What an exciting thing for our past and current couples to watch and get to say “that’s my venue!” I’m sitting here thinking back to the day we got the phone call from the show inquiring about filming their Charlotte season here, and then soon after the days of filming and watching it all go down. It was a big secret to keep, and now it’s so amazing to be able to share this with Charlotte and our AH fam!

And it’s not over! Tomorrow we will see more of Alexander Homestead on Lifetime as the final two couples get married at first sight, and the show follows the four couples more into their wedding day and reception. Believe me, there is more to be recognized (*wink*wink). So tune in on Wednesday 9/19 at 8:30PM ET with us and show us how you’re watching! Make sure you’re following Alexander Homestead on all the socials, and tag us and hashtag us in your stories and posts so we can experience the excitement together!

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