{Real Wedding} Reality TV Stars: Blake Julian & Holly Durst

Soon Bachelor Sean Lowe will decide whether or not to pop the question to Lindsay or Catherine in this season’s finale of The Bachelor on ABC. While neither Blake Julian or Holly Durst ended up with the final rose on their seasons of The Bachelorette or The Bachelor, they did manage to find love on reality TV.


The pair met and fell in love during season two of Bachelor Pad. Blake popped the question and Holly went on to win $125,000 on the show’s final episode. Prize money she used to pursue her dream of becoming a children’s book author, (her adorable children’s book Chocolate Socks was published last year) and to help pull off her dream wedding.  And it was quit the affair– US Weekly even covered it. Now Holly dishes on her favorite wedding details and the one thing she wishes she could change about her big day.

What’s your favorite wedding day memory?

My favorite memory would be the moment the doors opened and I got to see Blake. He had instant tears in his eyes and It was just a special moment that I will never forget.


Your wedding video is beautiful– what went through your mind the first time you watched it?

The wedding video is my favorite! Our videographer put that together during the reception and everyone at the wedding got to see it before we all left. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room, especially mine! I knew it was so special to have that video and I’m thankful that I can look back on that day anytime I want.

Is there anything you would change about your big day?

I think the day was perfect but it flew by as every bride would say. I think I would have had my wedding a little earlier so there was more time to celebrate afterward!


Were there many Bachelor/Bachelorette alum in attendance? If so, can you give us names?

We invited quite a few people from our Bachelor family. The ones that were able to make it were Erica Rose, Ella Nolan from Bachelor Pad 2 and West from Blake’s season of The Bachelorette.

Julian-Wedding cake

What are your top three favorite fashion or decor details from your wedding day?

Oh man that is tough because I loved absolutely everything!! Everyone did such a fantastic job! We had a beautiful rhinestone encrusted cake made by Fantasy Frostings. Our reception was so beautifully decorated by ‘I Do Lines’ and ‘Jackson Durham’ did some of the most amazing floral and decor I have ever seen! I cant forget about my wedding shoes! My friend Katie Blauer makes custom design shoes for all occasions. I was blown away by how pretty they were!


Do you have any wedding photos on display in your home yet? 

That is on my list of “New Years Resolutions.” I still need to have picture printed! Thank you for the reminder ;)

Are you watching the current season of The Bachelor? If so, do you think Sean will find love? 

I’ve only be able to watch a couple episodes but I really have no idea what is going on. I know Sean seems like a great guy and I hope he finds someone who makes him happy!

{Photos courtesy of Callaway Gable}

About Alison Storm

Alison Storm was born, raised and educated in Iowa, but now lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband Tim. Alison writes for publications like REDBOOK and serves as the features editor of a local women’s magazine. Alison and Tim have traveled to Belize, Guatemala, and the UK, but their most powerful journey has been to Liberia, West Africa where they helped drill wells in remote villages with Water of Life. Alison is passionate about celebrating life, saving money and helping others do the same. Learn more at AlisonStorm.com.

1 Comment on {Real Wedding} Reality TV Stars: Blake Julian & Holly Durst

  1. A Edmonds
    March 23, 2013 at 10:36 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing, enjoyed these pics. That cake is unreal!!! Really like your blog


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