Our Favorite Bachelor Nation Wedding Dresses
September 6, 2019
At Dress Gallery, we love Bachelor Nation. (Okay, so like, two of us love Bachelor Nation and everyone else tolerates our obsession.) When you have a show dedicated to love, happiness, and eventual marriage, we can’t help but have the hopeless romantics in us come out. We want every Bachelor Nation couple to end up happy, in love, and inevitably wed in holy matrimony, if only so we can obsess over their gorgeous gowns. Throughout the years, The Bachelor and its’ subsequent spin-off shows have created many couples and some of them are still together! Here is a list of our favorite Bachelor Nation wedding dresses throughout the years!
1. Trista Sutter in Mishka Badgley
Trista, the original Bachelorette, chose Ryan Sutter as her suitor and they were wed on the first televised wedding in Bachelor Nation history on December 6, 2003. You can clearly tell the early 2000s fashion in this wedding, but honestly, that’s why we love it. This wedding still looks timeless, whimsical, and truly romantic. The love these two have radiated through the screen – and they’re still together, 16 years later! We love Trista’s choice of a beautiful, satin strapless a-line Mischka Badgley gown, complete with pink lace on the hem and waist. She looks classic and chic in her look, no matter how much time has passed!
2. Molly Malaney-Mesnick in Monique Lhuillier
Please, can we bring dramatic skirts back?! In 2010, Bachelor Jason Mesnick chose his runner-up, Molly, during an after-show special and they ended up engaged, married, and starting a family, all to the surprise of Bachelor Nation. They wed in a beautiful, rain-filled ceremony in Seattle, and yet her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown stayed perfect the entire time! Her strapless fit-and-flare gown was complete with three dimensional floral appliques – how much more romantic can you get?!
3. Ashley Hebert in Randi Rahm
Randi Rahm has been a Bachelor staple for quite some time and it’s no surprise she ends up designing the wedding gowns for many of the girls, particularly Bachelorettes. Ashley, one of our personal favorites, married her partner JP Rosenbaum in a beautiful multi-religious ceremony celebrating both couples. We love Ashley’s choice of a stunning empire waist gown, complete with cap sleeves, beautiful train, and statement earrings. This classic but chic look totally stands the test of time!
4. Catherine Guidici in Monique Lhuillier
Catherine was the winner of Sean Lowe’s season of the Bachelor and they wed in January 2014 in a televised event in front of many former Bachelor Nation members. Her gorgeous lace Monique Lhuillier gown features a strapless neckline, added belt, and a matching cathedral length veil. We love how classic and chic her look is, with the delicate lace truly showcasing the dress’s silhouette. Her statement earrings matching the belt completed the whole look! Five years later, we’re still in love with Catherine’s choice!
5. Desiree Hartsock in Maggie Sottero (!!)
We are extra biased toward our girl Desiree because she was actually a bridal stylist prior to being The Bachelorette and now, she designs her own wedding dresses! This is a girl after our own heart! Not only that, but Desiree partnered up with designer Maggie Sottero to custom create her wedding gown. We LOVE how she saw her own perfect vision through to completion! Her 100% unique gown features an illusion, one-shoulder neckline, a blush underlay, and gorgeous sweeping lace. Want to know the other coolest thing? We actually got to meet Desiree! Our owner, April, met her while she was working with Maggie during the design process and got to chat with her – she was totally sweet!
6. Jade Roper in Galia Lahav
Jade and Tanner met while on Bachelor in Paradise, a spin off show dedicated to finding love on the beaches of Mexico. Because they were both so ingrained in Bachelor Nation, is was only fitting they had a televised Bachelor wedding, complete with Chris Harrison as the officiant! Jade wore a gorgeous spaghetti strap Galia Lahav gown, complete with sheer bodice, plunging neckline, and intricate lace. She paired her gown with a whimsical but simple raw edge cathedral veil, perfect for adding drama to the gown without taking away the wow factor!
7. Carly Waddell in Idan Cohen
Another Bachelor in Paradise couple! Carly and Evan met on the beach of Puerta Vallarta, so it was only fitting they tied the knot on the same beach, televised and surrounded by all of their Bachelor Nation friends! Carly was truly unique with her dress choice, choosing Israeli designer Idan Cohan for her truly stunning nude fit-and-flare gown. The color was so unlike anything we’ve seen in Bachelor Nation before! Carly’s gorgeous lace appliques truly popped and we truly consider her one of the godmother’s of the bohemian wedding. Her fishtail braid, pepper boutonnieres, and cool-casual eating arrangements truly made her wedding stand out from the others!
8. Lauren Burnham in Hayley Paige
We’ve already covered Lauren’s entire wedding (check out that post!), but we couldn’t talk about Bachelor Nation weddings without including one of our absolute favorites. Her whimsical and romantic a-line Hayley gown was perfect for their tropical Hawaiian wedding. Her stunning veil and beautiful petal-covered altar was one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen!
9. Krystal Nielson in Martina Liana (!!)
So – we might be a little biased and say that Krystal is our favorite Bachelor Nation wedding dress choice of all time, sorry not sorry. We love Martina Liana and are on a first name basis with Martine, the designer. We were so thrilled when Krystal chose style 905 as her wedding gown – a style we literally have in our stock room right now. We love the silhouette of her fitted dress, complete with multiple layers of lace and gorgeous secret sparkle details. Complete with the matching veil (we’ve got that, too, don’t worry), Krystal is a stunner in one of the most gorgeous contemporary designers around!
10. Ashley Iaconetti in Ines di Santo AND Rita Vaneris
We are all for a good costume change and Ashley Iaconetti truly didn’t disappoint on her wedding day. She rocked not one but two gorgeous a-line dresses for her wedding day, changing from a beautiful strapless lace ballgown into a chic, plunging spaghetti strap dress. These two looks totally capture Ashley’s classic but royal style. Plus, who doesn’t want the chance to shop for two wedding dresses?!
11. Rachel Lindsay in Randi Rahm
These exclusive shots from People magazine are the only photos available for Rachel Lindsay’s gorgeous custom Randi Rahm gown. Randi is the official gown stylists of all Bachelorettes, which made her a perfect pick for Rachel’s wedding. She helped create all the looks for Rachel’s season and got to know the bride & groom – who better to make Rachel’s vision come to life?! We love the illusion, cap-sleeved bodice, complete with beaded embroidery!
Keep on the lookout for more Bachelor Nation posts!