Bachelor in Paradise Alums Carly Waddell and Evan Bass Just Said “I Do” in Spite of All the TV Drama
It’s been a shell- shocking week for fans of The Bachelor, with new details emerging about the recent scandal that caused producers to pull the plug on the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise and members of Bachelor Nation beginning to react.
Two of the show’s alums, Carly Waddell (who recently shared her reproductive journey in a video diary) and Evan Bass, are bringing some positivity back to the franchise, however, by moving ahead with their plans to tie the knot, drama be darned.
Rather than postponing their nuptials, which were scheduled to be aired as part of the now-cancelled fourth season of BiP, the couple, who found love on season three of the show, went ahead and said “I do” in a beachfront ceremony. But don’t worry, guys — the wedding, which took place in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, and was officiated by none other than Bachelor host Chris Harrison himself, will still make it onto TV in an ABC special later this year.
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We got a glimpse of Waddell looking stunning with a fishtail braid draped over her shoulder in a lacy, embroidered mermaid gown which featured a sheer top layer and a nude slip. Decorations included pretty flowers and colorful pom-poms hung from trees.
Though we’ve yet to get a peek at her ring, we do know the bride chose a $50,000 Neil Lane channel-set eternity band of diamonds, while the groom picked a $1,500 platinum band, according to E!.
As you might have already guessed, the big day included plenty of familiar faces from Bachelor Nation, including groomsman Wells Adams and bridesmaids Jade Tolbert and Juelia Kinney. Vinny Ventiera, Shawn Booth, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Luke Pell, and Whitney Bischoff all made the guest list too.
If Wadell’s comments to E! about her fiancé back in April are any indicator, they’re certainly in for plenty more happy times to come. “I think that, relationship-wise, we’re definitely more in love than we ever were before. I think we fall more for each other every day which is fun… We’ve never had a bad spell. It’s always been consistently good.”
Aww! Congrats, you two!
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(h/t E! News; Photo via Rick Diamond/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!