The BacheloretteJoe Fletcher and Jordan Rogers got married – finally!
Six years after their engagement in the show’s finale in 2016, the real estate investor and sports announcer got married on Saturday in front of close friends and family at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ines, California.
“It sounds cliché, but I’m really marrying my best friend,” JoJo, 31, told PEOPLE. “Everything that has happened in our relationship has only strengthened us. And we just feel happy.”
“It feels so good! It took us a while to get here, but it was all worth it. We are finally married !!! I can’t wait to start this next chapter of our life together,” she added.
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The bride, in a dress by Ines di Santo, exchanged personal vows with Jordan (33) during an intimate ceremony as family and friends, including Never married Nation alum, Becca Tillei, Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk, watched.
Later, guests at the black tie event, designed by Gianna SanFilippo and produced by Leila Lewis of Be Inspired PR, gathered for an elegant Italian outdoor dinner with pasta, steak and fish before the celebration continued.
“We wanted the atmosphere of our wedding to be traditional in a sense, but also playful and fun and unique,” says JoJo. “We planned for a long time, so we wanted it to be right!”
Indeed, Joe and Jordan had instant chemistry during her season of reality show series 2016 and in the end he proposed. They started planning a wedding in 2019 (after Jordan proposed for the second time, off camera), but the pandemic thwarted their best-planned plans.
“We had a meeting in 2020, and then we had a meeting in 2021,” says Jordan. “We kept thinking the world would be back to normal, but it wasn’t!”
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The couple says that they thought about escaping for a while, but in the end they “realized that the time was already on our side and we decided to just ride it so that the day would be exactly as we wanted it to be”, JoJo notes.
Now, as the couple enjoys the bliss of the newlyweds, they are both grateful for how far they have come. “Jordan is everything I’ve always looked for in a man,” says JoJo. “I’m so ready to start this next chapter of our lives!”