Another happy ending for a former Bachelor contestant! On the heels of news of season nine star Erica Rose’s engagement at her daughter’s first birthday party, we’ve learned that another member of Bachelor Nation has reason to celebrate. Sharleen Joynt, who competed on season 18 of the show, may not have found her happily-ever-after with Juan Pablo Galavis in front of the cameras, but she did eventually find the love of her life off-screen in Andy Levine, whom she wed in an absolutely gorgeous NYC wedding earlier this month.
Since then, the bride has given fans several glimpses of her special day — from the time she spent with her sister prepping before the big moment to the sunlit stroll the newlyweds took around the streets of New York City — via Instagram and in a spread in People magazine.
Surrounded by exactly 100 friends and family members, the Canadian opera singer said her “I dos” in an intimate ceremony in Manhattan’s Battery Gardens. As you might expect, a few fellow Bachelor alums were among those attending the happy event, with both Andi Dorfman and Nick Viall showing up to celebrate the lovely couple.
The pair got engaged in February 2015 and had originally planned their wedding for 18 months after that. However, they chose to push back their big day when Joynt was offered a career opportunity that she just couldn’t pass up. “We were supposed to get married last October, but I got a singing contract I couldn’t turn down and we switched it,” she previously told Us Weekly. “Pushed it back by a year.”
From the looks of things, it was definitely worth the wait: Just check out that gorgeous gown! Designed by Australian designer Martina Liana of Vow to Be Chic, it featured an open, scoop back with buttons spanning the length of the dress.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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