The Bachelor in Paradise premiere would not have been complete without a major shock for the cast. When contestants were told to head to the beach, they feared the worst — would there be an elimination already? But, it turned out to be the best, most romantic surprise they (and the audience) could have hoped for. Season 1 Bachelor in Paradise couple Lacy and Marcus got married in a romantic ceremony on the beach, and it was adorable. Marcus Grodd looked totally handsome in his breezy white suit, but it was Lacy Faddoul's wedding dress that really stunned those watching.
Based on red carpet photos of the couple and Lacy's personal Instagram feed, I'm not surprised Lacy had such good taste when it came time to pick her bridal gown — and she definitely didn't disappoint in the fashion department. I mean, she had to find a dress that complimented her stunning her stunning wedding ring, of course.
Lacy opted for a — what else — lace dress that featured a daring slit and impeccable detail. I know the word amazing is thrown around a lot on this franchise, but if it fits any situation, it's this one. Check out her amazing gown for yourself below:
All brides are beautiful, but Lacy definitely earned her spot in the world of Bachelor televised wedding gowns. Check out how she stacks up to the competition. (Spoiler alert: Everyone's a winner. They got a free wedding and are still happily in love. Yes please.)
When she married J.P. Rosenbaum, Ashley Hebert wore a beautiful fitted gown with a flared skirt designed by Randi Rahm. The custom-made dress featured a 40-pound beaded train and lacy capped sleeves. Stunning.
Molly didn't let the rain cramp her style when she married Bachelor star Jason Mesnick. Her gown, which was designed by Monique Lhuillier, featured a strapless top, but the gorgeous hand-sewn flowers on the skirt were the stand-out feature.
The major perk of falling in love on The Bachelorette? ABC often foots the wedding bill — so that open bar must have had some A+ liquor. Trista and Ryan's wedding cost a reported $4 million dollars and $70,000 of that went towards her Badgley Mischka gown. The satin strapless dress had just the right amount of bling thanks to its intricately beaded bodice.
All these women know how to pick a dress, but Desiree's is the one I covet the most (you know, for my future wedding with my imaginary boyfriend). What's even better is that she designed it herself, with the help of Maggie Sottero. I especially love the lace and the unique neckline.
Catherine's dress, like Molly's, was designed by Monique Lhuillier. The lacy gown had a classic feel and her floor-length veil was simply gorgeous.
Now that Lacy had introduced her dress to Bachelor Nation, I'm sure it'll be as fondly remembered as these gorgeous ladies' gowns still are today. Oh, to be a Bachelorette.
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