The Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell has married country singer Chris Lane in their hometown of Nashville, TN.
Lauren, who beforehand appeared on The Bachelor’s 20th season starring Ben Higgins, tied the knot with Chris on Friday night, October 25, after a whirlwind romance lower than one 12 months in the making.
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Lauren and Chris wed in entrance of 160 household and associates in an indoor “secret garden” ceremony in Nashville simply 4 months after getting engaged, Peoplereported.
“I feel like the luckiest girl,” Lauren, 29, advised People. “We both recognize what we have is special, and we feel very lucky.”
“I’ve just looked forward to the day for quite some time and I’m glad that it’s finally here,” Chris, 34, advised the journal. “I feel like I’m the luckiest guy in the world to be marrying her.”
The couple exchanged private vows at 14TENN, an industrial-chic venue with white partitions, uncovered beams, and darkish hardwood flooring, in keeping with the journal, the place a Nashville-based florist created an indoor backyard.
“I really wanted to incorporate a lot of green,” Lauren mentioned. “Nashville is really green, and then I’m from Oregon so that’s kind of how I wanted it to feel. I wanted it to have a secret garden kind of feel — really romantic.”
Lauren donned a custom-designed gown by Nashville designer Olia Zavozina, who reportedly rapidly sketched out Lauren’s dream design.
Although Lauren had been in a “kind of indecision paralysis” selecting between a store-bought or a custom-designed gown, Olia apparently received her over with a easy but elegant white silk and sleeveless robe with an extended practice, which gave Lauren the “wow moment” she needed.
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The gown additionally reportedly included a a lace veil for much longer than the robe itself and buttons borrowed from the marriage gown Lauren’s mom had worn on her massive day a few years in the past.
Olia additionally designed clothes for all the marriage ceremony celebration — together with a strapless champagne robe for Lauren’s maid of honor, her little sister Mollie — and Chris rocked a black tuxedo and bow tie. The groomsmen reportedly wore black fits.
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Lauren and Chris reportedly took formal images earlier than the marriage so they might be a part of their visitors proper after the ceremony.
The visitor listing included The Bachelor alums Amanda Stanton, Jennifer Saviano, and twins Haley Ferguson and Emily Ferguson.
Dr. Clayton King, a South Carolina pastor and writer whose books have had a robust impression on Lane, reportedly officiated the ceremony.
Lauren and Chris’ visitors dined on roast hen, beef filets, Parmesan risotto, asparagus and strawberry shortcake for dessert, in keeping with People. And the couple minimize a standard white marriage ceremony cake with salted caramel buttercream filling.
The couple’s first dance as man and spouse was to Chris’ tune “Big, Big Plans,” which he had performed throughout his June marriage proposal at her household’s house in Oregon. The tune was reportedly re-recorded right into a romantic, acoustic model.
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“Chris wrote it, and it was inspired by our relationship, and it has such a special meaning to us,” Lauren mentioned. “So I don’t think we could really dance to anything else.”
The night concluded with the arrival of a Shake Shack meals truck, which appeared to serve burgers and fries.
“You’ve been dancing and you work up an appetite,” Lauren advised the journal. “So my ‘must’ was we had to have late-night snacks.”
Lauren and Chris reportedly took off on a quickie getaway after their marriage ceremony however plan to take pleasure in a “real honeymoon” to Hawaii as soon as he finishes his touring schedule this 12 months.
The pair additionally reportedly plan to maneuver out of their downtown condominium into a brand new house in Nashville, together with their recently-adopted canine, Cooper.
“We have a lot to look forward to. I’m praying for a long career in music. It’s something I’m very passionate about,” Chris advised People.
“To get to have somebody like Lauren as a best friend, just in life, is going to make it a million times better. There’s just so many firsts that we’ll experience — hopefully kids. Just the whole nine yards. I want all of that with her.”
Lauren additionally mentioned she’s excited to share “all the different chapters in life” along with her new husband.
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“I’m sure I’ll only continue falling in love with him throughout those chapters,” Lauren gushed.
“I’ll have him by my side, through thick and thin, the good and bad, the challenges and all of the excitement. Just being able to call him my husband through all of that is very exciting.”
Lauren and Chris met in 2015 at a radio occasion in Austin, TX, however they began out as associates. Chris reportedly “randomly asked” Lauren in August 2018 to affix a bunch of his associates for a Bahamas trip and that is when their mutual attraction grew to become identified.
“He talked about how he wanted to be single forever, how he didn’t know if he wanted kids,” Lauren recalled. “Chris decided to use our entire trip to completely scare me away.”
But Lauren apparently had her partitions up as nicely, telling People, “I think I was just very guarded and protecting myself.”
“I think we probably both were just fighting ourselves over the whole thing,” Chris added.
Once Lauren went house to Los Angeles, CA, and Chris returned to Nashville, he mentioned he could not get the blonde magnificence off his thoughts.
Daily calls due to this fact let into extra hangout periods, and then the couple went public with their romance in November 2018 after they walked the purple carpet collectively on the CMA Awards.
“That was kind of the ‘Alright, let’s do this thing and see what happens,'” Chris shared.
By 2019, issues moved rapidly. Not solely did Lauren transfer to Nashville in March, however additionally they went ring buying collectively and Lauren picked out a sparkler she liked.
“I just wanted to get her exactly what she wants,” Chris mentioned of her 3.5-carat emerald-cut diamond. “I feel like that’s a practical way to do it. Why not?”
After their June engagement, Lauren instantly employed a Nashville-based marriage ceremony planner.
Prior to getting romantically concerned with Chris late final 12 months, Lauren had been engaged to Ben from The Bachelor and additionally dated a person whom she had met on Tinder, Devin Antin.
Lauren and Ben obtained engaged on The Bachelor’s finale in early 2016, however after a couple of 12 months collectively and a Happily Ever After? spinoff on Freeform, the pair break up in May 2017.
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