Dennis landscaper Chris Lambton and his new wife Peyton Wright spent the first Friday morning after their wedding in the offices at The Boston Globe. There was no time for a honeymoon for the couple, who met after appearing as contestants on “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor” (he was a runner-up when Williamstown’s Ali Fedotowsky chose Roberto Martinez; Wright was rejected by former Bachelor Andy Baldwin). They went straight from wrapping the first season of their HGTV show “Going Yard” to their wedding in Charleston, S.C., and then flew back to Massachusetts so that they could watch Saturday’s premiere of the show with friends and family.
Wright explains that the first episode of the series — which will feature Lambton, Wright, and Lambton’s landscaping family giving property makeovers — will feature a Cape Cod home and “a lot of rain.” “We started filming in October,” Lambton explains of the bad weather — and why the much of the rest of the season will feature homes out of town. The couple promises that Season 2 will focus on local properties. HGTV already has a call-out for Cape homes that need a good landscaper during July and August.
As for last Saturday’s wedding, Lambton and Wright say everything went as planned and that it was a happy southern affair. The twosome chose Charleston for the party because it’s where Wright’s Tennessee family vacationed when she was a kid. “It’s like their Cape Cod,” Lambton explained.
Their wedding song was “Whatever It Is” by the Zac Brown Band. Wright bought her Melissa Sweet gown at Priscilla of Boston before it closed. The couple was joined during the weekend by friends from “The Bachelor,” including Craig Robinson, Tyler Vermette, and Martinez, all of whom swept the female wedding guests off their feet. “They were spinning all of my parents’ friends around on the dance floor,” Wright said. Lambton joked that Martinez, who is no longer engaged to Fedotowsky, charmed his Godmother the most. “First I lost Ali to him, now my Godmother.”
“Going Yard” premieres Saturday at 5.