Who Was Carly Waddell's Maid Of Honor? The 'Bachelor In Paradise' Wedding Was Filled With Alums
Fans will hopefully have a restored faith in love when Bachelor in Paradise alums Carly Waddell and Evan Bass' wedding airs on Tuesday night. Lucky for BiP fans, they'll get to see several former Bachelor and BiP stars reunite for the romantic nuptials, since the guest list stuck to close friends, family, and their Bachelor Nation favorites only. But who was Carly Waddell's maid of honor? A fellow BiP star may not have been chosen for the role, but the bridal party definitely made up for it.
In a photo by People, the bridal party of 12 stand by the happy couple's side. While the flower girl next to Waddell is Bass' god daughter, the woman directly next to the bride (presumed to be the maid of honor), could be a family member or close friend. With Bass' three sons also by his side, the wedding was certainly a family affair. But their family extends to Bachelor Nation, of course.
Waddell's BiP bestie Jade Roper served as a beautiful, pregnant bridesmaid. Waddell brought it full circle since she was a bridesmaid in Jade's wedding with Tanner Tolbert. She even sang them a song as a gift. Another bridesmaid was BiP 2 star Juelia Kinney. Wells Adams, BiP alum and the new show bartender, was a groomsman.
Having Jade play an important role in the wedding was important to Waddell, who admired the love she and Tanner found on the show. "I have such a soft spot in my heart [for Bachelor in Paradise], because I know that it works. It worked for Jade and Tanner, it worked for us. We just love it so much!" Waddell told ET. Will Jade return the favor and sing the newlyweds a song? That remains to be seen.
Additional Bachelor alums in attendance included couples Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi, Whitney Bischoff and her fiancé Ricky Angel, as well as Emily and Haley Ferguson, Ashley Iaconetti, and Jared Haibon. And of course, Chris Harrison acted as officiant because anyone else would've been sacrilegious in the Bachelor-verse.
After falling in love on last season's BiP, Waddell and Bass wed in June at the Grand Luxxe at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta in Mexico. Although the event was shot during the controversy that caused production suspension during Season 4, the show went on and former cast mates clearly made sure they were still part of it.
Plus, the couple seemed to embrace the silliness that comes with BiP, even on their big day. "The ceremony was really like us, it was really funny and sentimental with all these quirky things happening," Waddell told ET. With fellow cast members in the audience and part of their wedding, how could they have avoided it?
With the couple's recent Bachelor baby announcement (yes, they're expecting), will BiP friends be at the shower? And more importantly, will Chris Harrison throw the baby shower? One could only hope.