Last season's "Bachelor" star, Arie Luyendyk Jr., and his fiancee, Lauren Burnham, were married Saturday on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
"Ever since we've gotten together, we wanted to fast-forward to this day," Luyendyk, 37, told Us Weekly. "It's been a year. That's kind of crazy 'cause I remember a year ago we were doing 'happy couples' [weekend on "The Bachelor"] and talking about getting married and wanting to do that, even last year, so it's awesome that the day is finally here."
The magazine said "Bachelor"-franchise host Chris Harrison officiated and that guests included married franchise veterans Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, with "Entertainment Tonight" adding that Seinne Fleming, Marikh Mathias and Maquel Cooper also attended and Jenna Cooper served as a bridesmaid. The entertainment-news program said Burnham wore a gown by Hayley Paige and Luyendyk a tuxedo by Kenneth Cole.
Neither Luyendyk -- a Phoenix, Arizona, real-estate agent and former race-car driver -- nor Burnham, 27, have commented on social media about the wedding. Luyendyk the day before had posted across his social media photos of himself and Burnham at the Nakalele Blowhole, near Kapalua, Maui, writing, "Life with you is all sunsets and rainbows … We’re getting married tomorrow!"
The couple had met while filming season 22 of The Bachelor in 2017. Though Luyendyk proposed to Becca Kufrin on the finale, he later broke off the engagement in order to be with runner-up Burnham, then a 25-year-old technology salesperson living in Dallas, Texas. This past May, the couple announced on the daytime panel-discussion show "The View” that they planned to marry on Jan. 12 at Haiku Mill, a resort built on the ruins of a historic sugar mill on the island's north shore. Luyendyk explained the nuptials would be "a private wedding so it's not on TV. … Just a close group of guests, probably 100 guests."
In November he announced on social media he and Burnham were expecting. "Nothing compares, absolutely nothing compares to the moment you find out you’re going to be a dad! We cried, we laughed and it really was such a special moment for us, we’re so freakin’ happy!" he wrote.