Watch Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert Exchange Emotional Wedding Vows (VIDEO)
We thought we were giving ourselves a break this Valentine’s Day by tuning into the Bachelor at 20 special, and not marathoning The Notebook and Love Actually for the umpteenth time.
The Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 couple were so moving and adorable in their self-written vows, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! So in case you missed it — or if you want to relive it again — here’s how it all went down.
First, the stunning bride walked down the aisle as Matt Nathanson sang his romantic ballad, “Bill Murray,” and her hubby-to-be stood at the end of the aisle choking back tears and beaming.
Then Bachelor host and ceremony officiant Chris Harrison delivered a speech about their on-screen romance, expounding on how “from the first moment you met on the beach, there was a spark — we all saw it.”
After the couple exchanged “I do”s (Tanner’s “of course” was so sweet!), bridesmaid and Bachelor in Paradise co-star Carly Waddell sang an original song for the couple.
“I’ve been searching and waiting all my life / And then I found you,” Carly serenaded. “The moment all my hope had faded / Is when all the roads led to you.”
Aww! But as sweet as all of that was, we didn’t really lose it until Janner exchanged their self-written vows, spurring tears from not only themselves, but everyone in the audience.
“Jade, from the moment we met it was over for me,” Tanner gushed through tears. “My heart loved you even when my head told me it was way too soon. You went from a girl I thought was cute on TV to my best friend in the entire world.
He continued, “I promise to go through the ups and downs of life beside 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,” he concluded. “I love you today, I will love you tomorrow, and I can’t wait to love you for the rest of my life.”
Then it was Jade’s turn: “There came a point in my life where I never thought I was going to get married. I had seen marriages in my family do their best and fail. I became afraid to fully open myself up to somebody. That is, until I met you. Until I experienced the love that you provide.
“Tanner you are the love of my life,” she said crying. “And we both know that I’m not perfect but I promise to give you my best and I promise to love you all my life. Loving you will never grow old. On this special day, I choose in faith to join my life with yours to become my family — [their dog] Pippa, the cats, and all. I love you.”
Aww man, now we’re crying again just reading this!
After putting on rings — through lots of sobbing and shaking! — Chris announced them as Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert and Tanner dipped and kissed his new wife!
Talk about a fairytale ending! That’s how you do a Bachelor wedding, folks!