From feeling the thorns of rejection from would-be beau Alex Michel as the runner-up on season one of The Bachelor, Trista Rehn would find a love in full bloom when she went in search of a soul mate on The Bachelorette. More than 26 million TV viewers, who had been witnesses to the couple’s relationship from the first spark of interest to their bachelor and bachelorette parties at the Le Meridien Resort on the island of St. Martin, tuned in to see the twosome tie the knot in December 2003.
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This was a great TV wedding because we got to see all the details prior to the wedding and how it unfolded. It was nice to see such a beautiful couple meet under such unlikely circumstances and have the perfect wedding and marriage. After all they are still together and now have two children.– Halina
Trista and Ryan seem to have it all together and are in love – loved the proposal and wedding!– Amy J.
Having tuned in every week to watch Trista’s search for Mr. Right, I felt as though I was watching a friend walk down the aisle. It was so touching to see her find the man of her dreams.– Janet
It was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen.– Amy M.
I loved that Trista chose pink for her wedding’s signature color!– Daisy
Everything that built up to it and then went in to it.– Kathy
Because it was kinda real.– Anna
Trista Rehn Sutter— She may not have been offered the final rose on the first season of The Bachelor, but the reality TV runner up went on to carry a whole bouquet of blooms when she wed her chosen prince charming from The Bachelorette, to whom she is still married. The pop culture personality, who has also made appearances on Dancing with the Stars and Fear Factor, is the mother of two children, Maxwell Alston and Blakesley Grace.
Ryan Sutter— The former football player who ignited a fire in the heart of television’s first Bachelorette today fights fires in Vail, Colorado.