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singleJoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are married — finally!
Six years after attending the 2016 show finale, real estate developers and sports announcers tied a knot in front of close friends and family at the Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California on Saturday.
“It sounds like a cliché, but I’m really married to my best friend,” Jojo, 31, tells PEOPLE. “Everything that happened in our relationship only strengthened us, and we feel very lucky.”
“It feels so good! It took me a while to get here, but it was worth it. We finally got married !!! Start this next chapter of our life together I can’t wait, “she adds.
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The bride in an Ines di Santo gown made a personal vow with 33-year-old Jordan at an intimate ceremony as a family and friend. Bachelor National graduates Becca Tilly, Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk were watching.
Later, guests of the Black Tie event, designed by Gianna San Filippo and produced by Leila Lewis of Be Inspired PR, gathered for an elegant Italian outdoor dinner of pasta, steak and fish before the celebration continued.
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“We wanted to make the wedding atmosphere not only traditional in a way, but also playful, fun and unique,” says JoJo. “We had a plan for a long time and wanted it to be just right!”
Indeed, Jojo and Jordan had instant chemistry during her 2016 season in the reality dating series, and finally he suggested. They started their marriage plans in 2019 (remove the camera after Jordan made a second proposal), but the pandemic hampered their best plans.
“We dated in 2020 and then in 2021,” says Jordan. “We kept thinking that the world would return to normal, but it wasn’t!”
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The couple said they thought of elopement easily, but in the end, “I realized that time was already on our side and we just decided to get through it.
Now that the couple are enjoying the bliss of their newlyweds, they are grateful for how far they have come. “Jordan is everything I’ve always wanted from men,” says Jojo. “I’m ready to start this next chapter of our life!”