Monday, December 27, 2010

{ Out of the Mouth of Babes }

We fell in love with Rick Buck even more after we interviewed his nieces and nephews and tried to get all the dirt we could.  Best part is that they all adore him.  We think you will too!  Hurry now to apply - the deadline is fast approaching on December 31st and then Rick will be on his way to true Mormon love.  It could be you:)

Friday, December 24, 2010

{ Merry Christmas from Rick Buck and TMB }

Merry Christmas everyone!!!  Recently, the talented and lovely Jylare Smith took some photos to highlight our handsome Mormon Bachelor Rick Buck.  She did an amazing job capturing his true personality on the rainy streets of Huntington Beach, CA - the birthplace of TMB.  Next professional photo shoot - Rick and his future partner in crime. Could it be you? ;)

Check out more of Jylare's masterpieces at

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

{ Back to Buck }

The pressure's on Rick Buck... now that we are batting 1000 with Aubrey's recent engagement to the dashing Matt Laidlaw, we are determined to find your match.  We have had eligible lovely ladies by the dozens applying on the site, but just in case the future Mrs. Buck hasn't yet applied we wanted to give you all another sneak peak into Rick and his motivations for finding Mrs. Right on The Mormon Bachelor...  Enjoy!

Monday, December 20, 2010


And I thought this day would NEVER come! It's hard to believe that just 3 short months ago (to the day!) I went on my first date with Mr. Matt Laidlaw and felt the first twinklings of love as he kissed me that September night on my doorstep. Only in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I'd be lucky enough to wear his ring and one day be called his wife. I am truly the luckiest girl in the world!

I'm hoping you've all had a chance to read through Erin Elton's latest blog post with the happenings of the big day, but now it's my turn to dish out the details...

Sunday morning began like any other Sabbath day. The alarm clock went off, I rolled out of bed, got ready for the day, and headed downstairs to meet up with a few TMB staffers to discuss the next season of TMB. There's nothing quite like spending the early hours of your sabbath morning in the service of a friend, helping him to gain his eternal salvation!

While in the midst of planning, my jovial mood was sobered when I got a text from Matt which read, "Aubrey my pool is flooding and I'm not gonna be able to make it down today." I was so bummed because I would be singing a special musical number in church and really wanted him there.  Trying to be a supportive girlfriend I asked him if I could bring dinner up to Glendora after church to which he replied "I think it's better if you don't come up tonight. I'll just give you a call tonight."  Of course I didn't like that one bit so I spent the remainder of the day sulking and waiting for the phone call that would never come.

I had to be in bed early that night because I would be making a 3am run to the Flower Market for a wedding I'm working on, so at 8:30 I washed off my makeup, put on my pjs, and crawled into bed with my sciptures. Matt and I have been reading a chapter a day from the Book of Mormon and I didn't want to get behind!

I had a hard time focusing on what I was reading, as my thoughts would continuously turn to Matt, wondering if he would ever call.  So, I decided to text him and see if he could talk. His response was "I'm actually at my grandparents house helping them unclog some drains in their backyard. It's kinda a tense situation. Can we talk tomorrow?"  That's when I kind of lost it.

I buried my nose back in my scriptures and with frustration started into another chapter, when suddenly there was a knock on my bedroom door. It was my roommate Erin! I welcomed her in as she placed a computer on my lap and said "I need you to look at this video I've been working on to promote Rick Buck. Let me know what think." And before I could say anything she was gone down the hall.

I pressed play and well, you know what I saw! My heart began to race!!! At first I was in shock! Then my mind started to race..."Is Matt really downstairs? What is he doing here? What does he want to give me? Why did he tell me he was in Glendora? Oh my gosh I'm in my ugly pajamas with no makeup on! Do I change? Do I put my makeup back on? What do I do?" There was no time for any of that though so I just quietly tiptoed my way down the stairs. That's when I saw the video camera pointed toward the dining room and Matt hiding behind the corner on bended knee!!!

The feelings I felt next are indescribable! I was so 100% surprised by the whole thing and so incredible happy and madly in love with the man down on bended knee that I just couldn't contain my emotions! I'm sure you saw! It was a moment of absolute perfection. I have never been happier than in that moment when he asked "Will you marry me?" YES MATT!!! A thousand times over. YES, I will marry you!

So much for an early bedtime!  The rest of the night was spent kissing, cuddling, kissing, calling our families, more kissing, and more calling! It was all too perfect!  I still can't believe it's real. I've been staring at my ring every 5 minutes and pinching myself just to make sure it's not just a dream!  It's truly a fairytale ending...or beginning, depending on how you look at it!

My thoughts about the divine inspiration of The Mormon Bachelorette journey have only been confirmed by the happenings of last night.  Matt and I are so madly in love and plan to be married for time and all eternity on March 19, 2011 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. I can't believe how lucky I am!  What a blessing to have finally found the man of my dreams. I love you Matt and can't wait to start our forever together!

{ I know the picture quality is not the best, but Matt got me exactly what I wanted!  It's a custom-made split-shank prong, micro-pave diamond encrusted ring, fitted with the most beautiful cushion cut diamond!  I am obsessed!!! }

Sunday, December 19, 2010

{ For Aubrey... }

Erin Elton here - the girl behind the camera and behind the scenes of TMB. Three days ago Matt called me with the best request I could have imagined... to help him pull off a surprise proposal for my best friend and roommate Aubrey Messick. It wasn't an easy task to get Aubrey out of the house so that Matt could come over and film his romantic request for her hand in marriage. Somehow we pulled it off and hid Matt in an upstairs room while I snuck into Aubrey's and convinced her to watch the latest "Rick Buck video" I had just edited for TMB. I quickly rushed out of her room to Aubrey yelling at me "Why did you name it 'For Aubrey', I'm confused?" I just left and let her figure it out while I positioned myself in the living room with the camera where Matt was nervously waiting her arrival. Watch the extended video with the actual proposal below.

I get emotional just thinking about everything that has happened tonight and especially everything that happened several months ago in planning The Mormon Bachelorette up to this moment.

Aubrey, I love you and I am so happy that you have found your eternal companion. We have spent many hours in the past crying over lost loves and now you get to cry over how happy you are to have a ring permanently on your finger and a man by your side forever that you are crazy about and that loves you more than anything. I have to admit, I couldn't have picked anyone better for you and he is getting quite the catch in a future wife.

Matt, you make my best friend the happiest I have ever seen her and that is the best thing a friend can ask for. Thank you for so willingly signing up for The Mormon Bachelorette, showing Aubrey the time of her life on your TMB dates and beyond, and taking her to the temple this Spring. I will be there to film any time you ask:).

May the festivities begin! A grateful ending to an inspired journey. Love you both.


Friday, December 17, 2010

{ RICK'S Friends Reveal The Truth }

Just when you thought you knew a lot about Rick Buck, our Mormon Bachelor, you realize that you didn't know enough about this adventurous, hilarious, and considerate man. Take a peek at what some of Rick's closest friends have to say about our bachelor in shining armor.

Hurry girls, the application window is closing soon! Get in on your chance to find true love with one of the LDS Single scene's finest, Rick Buck.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{ Ask Rick Buck }

The applications for The Mormon Bachelor have been pouring in and we are really excited!  We only have a few weeks left until we close the window for bachelorette applications and we want you to get to know the real Rick Buck.  Send in your questions for Rick through the link to the left of this post under "Ask Rick Buck".  Rick will respond via video on the site.  Trust us, there is more to Rick than you have seen and we want to make sure that none of you miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime to get to know the real him!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


After many long weeks of reviewing video applications to help an extraordinary eligible bachelor we have come to our decision!  There is no one more deserving than our own RICK BUCK!  You may remember Rick from his 1st and 2nd dates with Aubrey during the last go around.  He was so motivated to find true love that he put together an AMAZING application video that we just couldn't keep to ourselves.  Enjoy!

Now it is time for all of you single females to get involved! Click on the link on the upper-left hand side of the site to apply for the opportunity to go on a date or two with Rick. Here are the rules:
1. Ladies will plan the first date, but will not have to pay for their date.
2. If you are from out of town (Rick lives in Rancho Cucamonga) you will have to provide your own transportation and accommodations.
3. Applications will be accepted until December 31st.
Take our word for it - Rick Buck is a catch!  E-mail if you have any questions and Happy Holidays!