Season 3 ‘The Bachelor’ contestant Jen Schefft will soon be a bachelorette no more. She is set to exchange vows with fiancé Joe Waterman n a private ceremony at Spiaggia restaurant in Chicago Friday night, according to a source close to the couple.
Schefft, 32, and Waterman, 35, met on a blind date in February 2008. “We really get each other,” she said last year after getting engaged. “I guess it is true- things move fast when you meet the right person.”
According to another source that is close to the couple and is expected to be at the wedding, the couple has planned to maintain the certain traditions. It has been agreed that the bride and groom will not see each other before the wedding. In keeping with this agreement, Waterman stayed at a hotel Thursday night.
Schefft says that she wanted a “small and intimate” wedding with “about 50 to 60 of our closest friends and family.”
There is speculation about whether or not the groom is suffering from any pre-wedding jitters. But, we have been informed that nervousness is not an issue for Waterman: “He’s not nervous at all.”
Schefft had originally won the heart of millionaire vintner Andrew Firestone on the third season of The Bachelor. Firestone, who is now married to actress and model Ivana Bozilovic and is the father of a 2-month-old son, Adam Brooks, “I couldn’t be happier for Jen and Joe. I hope they have a wonderful life together.”