Our Favorite Bachelor/Bachelorette Weddings
These couples sure know how to celebrate!
Last Monday night, Bachelor Nation tuned in to watch the premiere of the 13th season of ABC’s The Bachelorette. The Bachelorette is BACK, and fans are hoping Becca Kufrin will find love among 28 of America’s most eligible bachelors. The show’s return has us reminiscing on some of our favorite couples and their magical wedding celebrations. What you might not know is that one of these four couples held their wedding ceremony right here at Wayfarers! Read on for the ultimate wedding inspiration- you too could have a wedding just like these TV lovebirds!
Desiree + Chris
Season 9’s Bachelorette beauty Desiree Hartsock married Chris Siegfried in January 2015 at none other than Wayfarers! The couple desired an outdoor ceremony space with gorgeous views, and settled on our seaside chapel to tie the knot. “The beautiful grounds and incredible architecture along with the backdrop of the ocean pulled at my bohemian heart strings, leaving Chris confident in our choice,” Desiree said on her wedding blog. She traded in red roses for ranunculus and even co-designed her wedding gown for the occasion. Some other Bachelor Nation family members even made the guest list, including Brooks Forester, Ali Fedotowsky, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Michael Garofola and Zak Waddell!
Sean + Catherine
Sean Lowe found love on Season 17 of The Bachelor with Catherine Giuidici. Their wedding day was televised for the world to see in January 2014, making it ABC’s first ever live TV wedding. The pair wed in Santa Barbara with gardens and colonial architecture surrounding them. The wedding had glamorous gold, blush and white details, and even had a custom groom’s cake in the shape of the couple’s two dogs! Sean and Catherine now have two adorable sons, who they love to share all over Instagram.
Ashley + J.P.
You might remember Ashley Hebert from Season 7 of The Bachelorette. Her love story with J.P. Rosenbaum is still one of the best Bachelor success stories to date! The wedding aired on ABC in December 2012 and was held in Pasadena, California. Bachelor franchise host, Chris Harrison, presided over the wedding, naturally. The birch tree archway was covered in fresh, cream-colored roses that nicely concealed large production lights. The ceremony had intimate and personalized moments, including the reading of a poem by the mothers of the bride and groom and a handfasting ceremony.
Trista + Ryan
The couple who started it all! Trista Rehn was the very first Bachelorette, and tied the knot with Ryan Sutter in December 2003 in Rancho Mirage, California. The million dollar desert wedding extravaganza was televised on ABC with over 26 million viewers- imagine that. The sweetest moment of the day was when Ryan surprised Trista with an unforgettable first dance. The song was a poem that Ryan gave to Trista on their first date custom-recorded by Brad Paisley. Talk about romantic! Guests were reportedly treated to 200 pounds of shrimp, lobster and crab, in addition to 180 bottles of bubbly and 600 bottles of wine. Now that’s a party!
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