Ashley and J.P.’s wedding finally aired Dec. 16 on ABC, and ‘Bachelorette’ fans got to see all the details of their big day: the preparation, the dress, the vows — and,of course, the tears!
Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum are only one of a few Bachelorette couples in history to have made it down the aisle, as they got married in a beautiful ceremony Dec. 1 at The Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. And since their romance played out in front of the ABC cameras, it only seems fitting that they got also married in front of them! The Bachelor‘s own Chris Harrison hosted the wedding special, and it was so emotional!
A History Of Their Love:
J.P. admits it was “love at first sight” when he and Ashley met on The Bachelorette. He competed for her heart on the show, and he proved to be a worthy winner in May 2011, when he proposed to Ashley.
She says, “When we kissed, it was sparks” and that they have a “fairy tale relationship.” So sweet! They are clearly made for each other.
Preparing For The Wedding:
J.P. and Ashley told their families together about their plans for their big day, and their reaction was adorable. It’s clear that both families really approve of their union.
“We love Ashley” said J.P.’s mom Ilene Rosenbaum, while J.P. thanked Ashley’s family. Even Ashley’s sister seemed so excited for their wedding, and she was famously skeptical of their love when Ashley appeared on The Bachelorette.
Ashley and J.P. met with famous wedding planner Mindy Weiss to discuss their big day, and they were so cute!
J.P. said, “It’s our day, but it’s really her day, and I want her to get every thing she wants.” Ashley wanted simple, feminine, neutral details for the wedding, with “just a little color.” They chose white and cream flowers for the wedding, and the funniest moment was when Ashley picks out a wedding outfit for her dog Boo!
Speaking of their upcoming union, J.P. said, “I was never a huge believer of fate, but what are the odds that I meet the woman of my dreams the way I met her? There is not a day that goes by … that I don’t think about how lucky I am.” Aww!
Ashley got emotional when planning the wedding, and it was clear how excited she was to marry J.P. It was also obvious how excited she was to pick the cake! Red velvet seemed to be the winner for their big day, but Ashley knew the most important part of the day was “becoming man and wife.”
Ashley had the help of her mom, J.P.’s mom and her sister to watch her try on her dress. She wore a beautiful white dress designed by Randi Rahm that Ashley helped design.
“It’s beautiful” says Ashley’s mom, while Ilene added, “J.P. will love it. … J.P. will be so overcome.”
As for the tux? J.P. tried on several with this father and best friend Sean. He admitted, “It’s the most fun I have had” when planning the wedding. And the rings? Neil Lane, the famous ring designer — who was recently name-dropped on 90210 — helped the pair pick out their rings together.
“I don’t know how I got this lucky” said Ashley, while J.P. admitted, “I may start crying.”
Bachelor and Bachelorette Party:
Ashley and J.P. both went to Scottsdale, Ariz., for their respective parties. Ashley and her girlfriends had a day of pampering and fun, and Ashley even got a manicure of J.P.’s face! And no bachelorette party would be complete without a spot of pole dancing — which Ashley was surprisingly good at!
Meanwhile, J.P. and his boys went for a day of car racing and then out for drinks. And the couple broke all rules of bachelor/bachelorette parties when they met up for some romantic fun at the swimming pool. Ashley said that J.P. is the most “amazing man” and that she cannot wait to marry him.
Molly and Jason Mesnick were just a few of the Bachelor alumni who appeared at the wedding, and they admitted they are “not founding out” about the sex of their baby, which is due next year.
Trista and Ryan Sutter wished Sean Lowe well on his upcoming season, and Chris wished them well on their nine-year anniversary. Emily Maynard, Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez were just some of the other guests who were invited the wedding.
Ali said, “J.P. and Ashley look so in love,” while Emily got “chills” watching the first dance.
Their Big Day:
Ashley had a girls’ breakfast before the wedding began, while J.P. was given words of wisdom from his boys. While Ashley was getting her wedding hair and makeup done, J.P. sent her a bracelet — and she could not keep back the tears!
The bridesmaids wore cream-colored, one-shouldered dresses, while Boo (the dog) looked super cute in his little outfit. Ashley and J.P. married outdoors, and Ashley walked down the aisle to “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.” Both she and J.P. cried; it was so adorable!
Chris spoke beautiful words as he married the pair, noting “opposites attract.” Their moms joined them on the altar to partake in a tradition that “ties the knot,” as they read several beautiful passages. More tears all around!
Both the bride and groom welled up with tears during their vows, as J.P. said, “I can’t picture my life without you. … I love you so much. … I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Ashley added that “relationships are the most important things in life” and “every day, we are together will be the greatest day of the life.”
Then Chris announced them as man and wife! There was not one dry eye in the crowd, as everyone cheered for the newlyweds.
Their Future Together:
What’s next for the newly weds? A honeymoon! As for kids, J.P. said, “When we have kids, and they ask how did you and mommy meet, I’ll say take a seat.” (Presumably, he’ll show them episodes from The Bachelorette, which may or may not be the best idea.)
Ashley only wants one kid, while J.P. wants two in “a year and a half.” We can totally see that happening!
It was really was a beautiful wedding and we think Ashley and J.P. will be together for a long time! (Hopefully forever!)
What do YOU HollywoodLifers? Will J.P. and Ashley be together forever?
— Eleanore Hutch
More Bachelorette Wedding News:
- Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum Wedding Details Revealed
- ‘Bachelorette’ Ashley Hebert’s Fairytale Wedding — See The Pics
- Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum Are Married