On Tuesday night, Carly Waddell and Evan Bass were finally married on Bachelor In Paradise 4. It was your typical Bachelor In Paradise wedding — all of Bachelor Nation’s finest couples on display, a retrospective of old weddings, and Chris Harrison officiating. The best part, though, was Carly and Evan’s Bachelor In Paradise wedding vows. Most people don’t have the words to describe true love, but Evan and Carly certainly do. And, they ven made some hilarious jokes in between all the other sweet, romantic stuff.
Evan’s declaration of love came first. With tears in his eyes, he said:
Carly, you're the most beautiful person I've ever laid my eyes upon. Your beauty reminds me of a sunrise. Your heart and soul have resurrected my heart in places I was dead forever. The way you accept all of me, all my weird, all of my broken places without blinking is the most incredibly feeling I've felt. I feel so safe in your love. I promise to protect your heart, care for your soul, and walk through our life as equals in a grand adventure. I see our love like this ocean — so deep, so wild, untamed, and so much to explore. I promise to never stop exploring you...
Not to be outdone, Carly opened her heart to Evan next:
Evan, I promise to be loyal and honest. I promise to listen with a compassionate and open heart when you really need to be heard. I promise to accept you for all that you are, which is a lot, but it's also wonderful. I promise to always remind you that the world is full of beauty and wonder when you choose to look up from your bubble popping phone games. I promise to learn CPR, so if you ever fake your own death again I can resuscitate you, which I think you should do when we're in a fight because that would be a really funny way to make up. I promise to be a sword when you need help in battle, and a shield when you need protection, and I can't wait for the day we're old and sitting on our front porch, making fun of how fast the kids drive and how terrible the music is these days. Evan, I love you, and I choose you. You're my best friend, you're my weirdo, you're my lobster, you're my everything and I love you.
The Bachelor and Bachelor In Paradise have far more breakups than they do lasting couples, but these weddings are a nice reminder that true love does exist in the world, and some people may even find it on a reality television show. Stranger things have happened, and Carly and Evan are lucky to have their strange, weird, quirky, sweet happily ever after.