Last night's Bachelor in Paradise was a whirlwind of an episode, from the flashbacks of Bachelor Nation weddings to Chris Harrison's weird sex-ed lesson. But the most exciting part of the episode had to be Carly Waddell and Evan Bass's Mexican wedding ceremony, complete with awkward (but adorable) self-written vows and all.
In the wake of the Bachelor in Paradise scandal and the temporary shutdown of production, the show's producers decided to film Waddell and Bass's wedding to keep morale high among Bachelor fans.
The wedding took place at the Vidanta resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, where the 31-year-old singer and the 34-year-old erectile-dysfunction specialist were surrounded by family, friends, and, of course, dozens of other Bachelor contestants, including Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi. The bride wore a beige Idan Cohen mermaid gown, while her hubby donned a gray suit. The ceremony was officiated by none other than Harrison; would it really be a Bachelor wedding without him?
But the real star of the show was Bass, who proceeded to cry through the entire ceremony. From the moment he walked down the aisle (dude, come on) to when the two left as husband and wife, there were tears in the man's eyes. And let's not forget his vows, in which he wrote about their "love like this ocean, so deep, so wild, untamed, and so much to explore," but he had to add in "I promise to never stop exploring you." Cringe.
Waddell responded pretty well, given the circumstances, jokingly reprimanding him: "My dad's right there!"
But Waddell had her own set of funny vows too. "I promise to always remind you that the world is full of beauty and wonder when you choose to look up from your bubble-popping phone games," she read. "I promise to learn CPR so if you ever fake your own death again I can resuscitate you, which I think you should do when we're in a fight because that would be a really fun way to make up."
Though the wedding aired last night, the two have been married since June and haven't wasted any time getting a family started. Last week, Waddell announced she is expecting, adding one more to their current family of five (including Bass's three sons from a previous marriage).
So say what you want about the reality show, but Mr. and Mrs. Bass are here to show the world that Bachelor love is real after all.