MTV, the network that started the reality television craze back in 1992 with the debt of “The Real World” has done it again. This time it’s the true story of a “Baywatch” babe and a rock star that chose to have their lives taped so America can see what happens when they try to plan their anything-but ordinary wedding. The show, “Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave,” stars the former “Baywatch” star Carmen Electra, 31, and Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, 36. It is a seven-part documentary miniseries that chronicles their lives in the months leading up to and including the wedding.
When MTV heard of their engagement, they decided it would make a great show. The couple was expected to have an anything-but-traditional wedding. The network had already witnessed great success with “Newlyweds,” Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson’s traditional, fairy-tale wedding. Producers thought that the two shows would be a great match.
The couple met through a mutual friend three years ago. “It was love at first sight,” said Electra. Navarro proposed nine months later.
Throughout the seven episodes, viewers will witness the couple planning their extraordinary wedding. Some of the events include: choosing the guest list, picking out flowers, the guest performance, the writing of the vows, and the bachelor and bachelorette parties.
The series premiere on Jan 21 began with the eccentric couple meeting the wedding planner. At first Carmen declared that she wanted it to be simple, with close family and friends. Soon after, the two were stripped naked and dead in the morgue while David LaChappelle took photos of them for the invitations. Their invitations stated that they are going to be together until death parts them, and this picture is proof.
The second episode isn’t as outlandish as the first. Carmen is beginning to fantasize about a fairy-tale wedding, while Dave is preparing for his upcoming tour. In this episode, the flowers [it is not a white wedding] are chosen, as well as the cake. The bride-to-be travels to New York to try on her wedding gown. The Badgley Mischka design was the most traditional piece of their wedding.