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The Bachelor's Nikki Ferrell and Tyler Vanloo Tie The Knot

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Don’t know about you, but we’ll take a bridal bouquet of gorgeous blush roses over a single red rose of the “maybe-I-love-you-maybe-I-don’t” variety any time!  And it seems like Nikki Ferrell, the former Bachelor contestant, is definitely our kind of girl.  She recently ditched the show’s single-rose giver Juan Pablo Galavis who sorta-kinda chose her as “the one”, and got hitched to a long-time friend, sales exec Tyler Vanloo.

 

The happy nuptials took place on October 8 in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Bachelor’s commitment-phobic star was definitely not invited, but fellow contestants Kelly Travis and Christy Hansen, and newlyweds Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, of the Bachelor in Paradise fame, were there to root for the happy couple.  And former Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman served as one of Nikki’s bridesmaids—all pretty in petal-pink dresses.The Bachelor Nation definitely had a presence at this romantic affair!

 

And what a wedding it was!  Three hundred guests watched the radiant couple exchange vows in a ceremony at John's United Methodist Church, and were wowed as the newly minted Mr. and Mrs.  Vanloo glided down the aisle, both picture-perfect.  

 

The main event:  the bride’s gown…

 

Nikki was a vision of classic —but with a modern twist —bridal beauty.   A strapless mermaid-style gown fit her to a T and did a great job of accentuating all the positives! Intricate lace patterns beautified the bodice of the gown, while her “fishtail” tantalized onlookers with a dramatic train.  What would a bride be without her train, the quintessential bridal brand mark? This one sure was something to behold. Long and billowy, it fanned out and trailed behind very princess-like from the old fairy tales. But, the dress was backless with a sweetheart neckline, putting her right back into the 21st century. Yes, the bride looked both classic and sizzling!

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All the lovely details…

 

The mermaid vibe of the gown was carried throughout the ensemble down to (or actually, up to) the hairstyle!  Nikki’s locks fell in soft waves but were kept off her beaming, can’t-stop-smiling, face by a loosely braided half-updo.  A Veronica Couture veil was gently perched to the back of the hair, and a Lindsay Marie Design Isadora flowery comb, glistening with Swarovski crystals, made sure that the bride’s locks shimmered but stayed in place.  

And what else from the sea did our mermaid wear?  Pearls, of course, in the form of earrings. But, in a bit of a “reality” digression from a true mermaid fashion, the bride did wear shoes.  Not that anyone probably noticed— the gown and train covered the happy bride all the way to the ground—but the shoes were white, open toed, high-heeled sandals, embellished with crystals.

It must have been a day of triumph and glory for the woman who by her own admission kissed a lot of frogs before she found her Prince Charming. No wonder she chose Taylor Swift’s “Lovestory” to accompany her down the aisle.  What did Swift say in her iconic song?  You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess, it’s a love story, baby, just say "Yes".  And so, they did. Congrats you two!

Top 5 Wedding Accessories from The Bachelor

When searching for the perfect bridal accessories, what better source of inspiration than the dramatic, attention-hungry brides of “The Bachelor”? With millions of eyes on them, you know they’ll be wearing the best of the best. From glitzy barrettes to romantic tiaras, these TV brides rival with Pinterest when it comes to epic wedding fashion. Anxious for ideas? Check out these top 5 wedding accessories from “The Bachelor”.

   

     1.Trista’s Statement Necklace

 A statement necklace is a show-stopping way to give that extra sparkle to your bridal look. Trista nails this trend with her chunky diamond necklace, adding dimension to her elegant yet simple wedding dress. It also makes a tasteful centerpiece for her décolleté! So, when in doubt, blind them with diamonds, keeping all the attention on you.

Just make sure your dress is strapless if you’re going to wear heavier jewelry to keep the outfit balanced. It’s perfectly befitting if you’re the type of bride who demands, “all eyes on me!”—truly, a statement necklace is what you’re after. Clearly, Trista knows what’s up.

Trista’s Statement Necklace

 

     2. Catherine’s Earrings

Whoever said less is more was definitely not a bride. Catherine slammed this saying shut when she wowed us with a stunning pair of drop pearl earrings. Combining classic taste and sensuality, she truly epitomizes the fun of being a bride.

If you’d like to rock these type of earrings, you’ll need to make sure your dress style is the right shape. These earrings typically go with simpler dresses like a mermaid cut or swan

Catherine’s Earrings

 

     3. Molly’s matching bracelets and barrettes

 

For brides who love glitter, sparkle and the whole shebang, take some cues from Molly. Her silver bracelet compliments her barrettes in a beautiful updo, teaching us that it’s never faux pas to be matchy matchy with your accessories.

Ultimately, it’s your day, so you get a free pass to do whatever you want— without dipping into wacko bride territory… okay, maybe just a bit.

Molly’s matching bracelets

 

     4. Ashley’s veil

The veil is one of the most underrated bridal accessories, yet still among the most important. Ashley shows us the allure of going for a shorter design, accentuating her dress, which pours dramatically over the ground. The trim on the veil is jazzed up with some sparkle, preventing the look from being too plain.

The shorter veil design works well particularly for petite women. It gives you the illusion of height without having to clunk on sky-high heels (even though you’re probably dying to wear a pair of bridal Christian Louboutins)—now pause to fantasize…

Ashley’s veil

 

     5. Becca’s headpiece

With a touch of hippie flair, Becca pays tribute to the flower-weaved halo. It brilliantly adds a pop of color to her dress, while capturing Becca’s lively personality. Ultimately, her innovative choice shows that accessorizing should play up your personality, celebrating the true you both inside and out.

Becca coordinates her headpiece with her bouquet, unifying the entire look together. It makes the ideal picturesque outfit for a summertime wedding.

Becca’s headpiece

 

 

All these memorable bridal moments offer so many must-have ideas. What are your favorite accessories from the Bachelor?

Let us know ladies.

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