Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert‘s wedding aired Sunday night on The Bachelor 20: A Celebration Of Love, and it was the perfect ceremony — both for the couple itself, AND for those of us wanting some nostalgia around The Bachelor!
The couple, who got their start together on Bachelor In Paradise, enjoyed all kinds of surprises and fun events at their wedding, including a special song written just for them by fellow Paradise alum Carly Waddell!
The vows Tanner and Jade exchanged were no less cute, either!
Starting with Tolbert (below) check out the sweet much-more-than-nothings the couple revealed at the altar:
“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 early. You went from a girl I thought was cute on TV to my best friend in the entire world, and I wouldn’t spend my life with anyone but you. And 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. Jade, you are the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I feel like the luckiest man in the world 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 followed up with her own incredibly sweet words of love and commitment:
“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 failed, and I became afraid to fully open myself up to somebody ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ and that is until I met you, until I experienced the love that you provide. Tanner, you are the love of my life. And we both know that I am not perfect, but I promise to always give you my best. And I promise to love you all of 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 [our Boston terrier], the cats and all. I love you.”
It wasn’t all just sweet romance, though!
Before the ceremony, Tolbert did twerk — upside down, AND against the wall — to, um, lighten things up? Or maybe it’s his mating call…
And let’s not even kid around — you KNOW there was drama at the ceremony, too. (It just didn’t involve Jade and Tanner!)
Ashley Iaconetti — the famous and SO overly dramatic virgin — was dead set on hooking up with Jared Haibon at the wedding, even going so far as to say some pretty crazy stuff on the show:
“If he’s not making any moves tonight at a wedding ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ with an open bar ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ I’m going to murder him.”
And there’s more:
“I would go to third base with Jared tonight.”
Third base is all the virginal Kardashian lookalike HAS, of course, but Haibon wasn’t feelin’ it.
When Ashley didn’t get anything from Jared — he called her a “really good friend” — she broke down into tears (because of course) and made a big ol’ scene at the party, even going so far as to self-deprecate a little bit:
“I’m stupid, it’s fine. When does it get to be my time? This sucks! I don’t want to cry on camera anymore.”
No, you know what? Not even gonna touch that. Not worth the trouble… LOLz!
What’d U think of the Bachelor special?!
Did Tanner and Jade find their forever love?! Will Ben Higgins be inspired to find his own?!
And when is it all gonna work out for Ashley???
[Image via John & Joseph Photography/PEOPLE Magazine.]