|Telling the story|
Jeff Higgins, associate worship pastor at Faith Baptist Church, Glen Burnie, Md., and Jennifer Fuqua, a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant stationed at Fort Meade, Md., shared how they met through ChristianCafe.com on the new counter-cultural, celebrity-laden reality show, "An American Wedding," set to air in fall 2004 and early spring 2005. Photo courtesy of BaptistLIFE
WASHINGTON (BP)--When Jennifer Fuqua and Jeff Higgins said, "I do," they did so in the presence of their family and friends -- and with the help of a camera crew -- before a projected two million families who are expected to watch a new counter-cultural, celebrity-laden reality show called "An American Wedding."
Targeting networks such as FamilyNet, The Travel Channel, The Total Living Network, Good Life TV and PBS, the program celebrates the beauty and romance of a wedding while presenting the truth in a marriage based on a covenant.
|Advice during golf|
Footage for "An American Wedding" included a Marriage Boot Camp led by Smalley Marriage Institute therapist Christine Arnzen, who shared principles of teamwork, honor and romance in an experiential counseling session on the golf course. Photo courtesy of BaptistLIFE
"The popularity of reality and lifestyle programming present us with a unique opportunity to present marriage as an adventure and as a positive way of life. It's about strong community, commitment and bringing the family back," explain executive producers Barbara Lindorme and Maureen Tokeson. "With value based programming, we have the rare opportunity to become a conduit for inspiring our culture."
Hosted by internationally renowned soap opera actress Hunter Tylo, who has been chosen twice by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world, "The D.C. Event" was filmed Aug. 14 at Evermay, a privately-owned Federal-style home in the heart of Georgetown. Read More