Courtney Mazza and Mario Lopez
10/17/2012 AT 01:15 PM EDT
10/17/2012 AT 11:30 AM EDT
Here comes the bride ... and the camera crew.
and fiancée Courtney Mazza
will exchange vows in front of their family, friends – and anyone with TLC – as the couple embarks on filming a two-hour wedding special that airs Dec. 8 (8 p.m. ET).
"Courtney and I already feel incredibly blessed to have found each other and thank God for our beautiful daughter Gia
. Our family is looking forward to celebrating our wedding later this year," Lopez said in a statement.
Lopez, 39, and Mazza, 31, had a very public engagement when Lopez aired footage of him popping the question
. In September, the America's Best Dance Crew
host celebrated his bachelor party
in Las Vegas, only to be surprised by Mazza who performed for her husband-to-be with the Pussycat Dolls.