Did they exchange vows? Tune in to find out

Woman and overseas fiancé were to tie the knot in Norwalk park as part of reality TV show for TLC.
Aaron Krause
Jul 13, 2014

 

The couple may or may not have tied the knot -- that's the drama inherent in this planned ceremony, which was to take place last week in Suhr Family Park in Norwalk.

This was not just any other civil ceremony.

It was arranged by organizers of the TLC television program "90 Day Fiancé."

According to its website, it offers "a never-before-seen look into the world of international dating and matrimony."

It works like this: Four non-American women use a 90-day fiancé visa -- the K-1 visa -- to travel to the U.S. to live with their overseas fiancés for the first time.

"The couples must marry before their visas expire in 90 days, or the visiting fiancees have to return home," the website reads. "The women will have to overcome language barriers, culture shock, the stigma of the 'mail order bride' and skeptical friends and family -- all with a clock that starts the moment they step foot on U.S. soil. Rolling the dice on a cross-border romance, we discover whether these foreign brides-to-be can find their happily ever after in America.

"The stakes are incredibly high as these couples will each be forced to make a life-altering decision: get married or send their international mate home."

What happened in Norwalk? You'll have to tune in to learn; this was a private ceremony.

Dustin Smith, vice president of communications for TLC, said the fact the couple "may/may not get married is the big reveal in the show," so program officials want to "keep that under wraps."

Smith said either couples looking to get married contact show officials or a production company casts the show by seeking out couples.

In the Norwalk case, the program has been following the couple for a couple of months. It marks the first time the U.S. resident is a female, Smith said. He added the couple knew each other for a few weeks before the man came to the U.S.

The program's first season was TLC's highest rated freshman series so far this year.

Smith said he didn't have an air date to release for the Norwalk episode; it will air sometime this fall on TLC.

Comments

swiss family

I hate to be the one to spoil the surprise but in last weeks marriage license applications .. there was the name of what was obviously an Arabian man and a local woman????

JLR143

If you check his facebook page it says he is interested in men as well. If you look through his pics he has a ring on his left ring finger too as well as a pic of him with another man with flowers. Hmmmmm....pretty obvious she is being used.

Animalcrackers01

His facebook does not say he's interested in men and I didn't see how a gay relationship was made out of that photo. He could have been at a relative's wedding and rings are a common sense of fashion. They don't always mean marriage if they're on that finger, maybe that's how he was comfortable with it.

Godhelpus44857

Not only that Swiss but I think they gave it away in the article...."this was a private ceremony."

JLR143

If you click on his about section and then the little arrow at the top of that you will see where I saw that. ☺ Relax a little. And because you seem ready to jump I will let you know now I'm pro gay marriage.

Animalcrackers01

Well coming from someone who knows the couple personally, it's not true :) he was most likely confused by the meaning of the question while setting up his facebook

mommys42000

The article is not true in some points, the couple has know each other longer then a few weeks. I know the couple and they have know each other since December of 2012