The Bachelor franchise celebrated the big 2-0 on Valentine's Day with a Bachelor wedding, naturally. After a brief stay on Bachelor in Paradise , Jade and Tanner got married in front of Bachelors and Bachelorettes of the past and present. Their ceremony was beautiful, and it even involved their adorable pets. But the real standout of their ceremony was not Carly's self-penned song, or even Jade's dress. Instead, it was Jade and Tanner's vows.
After exchanging the traditional vows, lead by Chris Harrison, Jade and Tanner shared their own words for each other. Tanner was up first, expressing just how much he valued Jade and how he can't wait to spend the rest of his life with her.
Jade from the moment we met, it was over for me. My heart loved you even when my head told me it was way too soon. You went from a girl I thought was cute on TV to my best friend in the entire world, and I wouldn't want to spend my life with anyone other than you. I promise to go through the ups and downs of life alongside you, because the downs with you are even better than the ups without. I promise to remember that you are always right and I'm always wrong — to endure the best thing that is that is ever happened to me and I feel like the luckiest man to be marrying you. I love you today, I will love you tomorrow, and I can't wait to love you for the rest of my life.
Jade, naturally, went next. She expressed that, at one point, she didn't know if she was ever going to get married until she met Tanner.
There came a point in my life where I never thought I was going to get married. I had seen marriages in my family give their best and fail, and I became afraid to fully open myself up to somebody and that is until I met you — until I experienced the love that you provide. Tanner you are the love of my life. We both know that I am not perfect, but I promise to always give you my best and I promise to love you all my life, for loving you will never grow old. On this special day, I choose in faith to join my life with yours. To become one family Pippa, the cats, and all. I love you.
Congratulations to the beautiful couple. Your words of love will remain the inspiration of many Bachelor couples to come.
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