Former ‘Bachelor’ contestant Nikki Ferrell gets married in KC

Former “Bachelor” winner Nikki Ferrell got married in Kansas City over the weekend to Tyler VanLoo.
Former “Bachelor” winner Nikki Ferrell got married in Kansas City over the weekend to Tyler VanLoo. Instagram

In the end, Nikki Ferrell’s final rose was blush pink.

Actually, it was a whole cluster of roses tied together in a bouquet she carried down the aisle at her wedding over the weekend.

The Children’s Mercy nurse won season 18 of “The Bachelor” in 2014, winning the final red rose — but no ring or proposal — from bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, who was roundly disdained by fans of the show. The two remained an item for just a handful of months before their made-on-TV romance broke apart.

In January Ferrell became engaged to Tyler VanLoo, who got down on one knee and proposed while the two were vacationing in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

“I can’t wait to marry my best friend,” she announced on Instagram.

The two got married at St. John’s United Methodist Church in front of about 300 guests, E! News reports. Guests partied later at the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. According to her Instagram, KC's Madison Sanders Events planned the wedding and Alea Lovely, of KC now living in New York, was the photographer.

One of Ferrell's bridesmaids was Andi Dorfman, who also competed for Galavis’ affections on “The Bachelor” and made it to the final three women. She and Ferrell have been friends ever since.

According to E!, Bachelor Nation members Kelly Travis and Christy Hansen were among the guests.

So were newlyweds Jade Roper and Kansas City native Tanner Tolbert, who met on “Bachelor” spinoff “Bachelor in Paradise” last summer. The two are currently airing some of their dirty laundry on the new season of “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.”

Dorfman documented some of the festivities on Snapchat. “Southern Celebration! Guess who’s married,” Dorfman said. “How beautiful is this?”


Til death do us part @nikki_ferrell #werethetwobestfriends #vanloopartyof2

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Ferrell kept her 433,000 Instagram followers updated as the big day drew close.

It’s unclear how long Ferrell and VanLoo have been a couple, according to People. But Ferrell has noted on Instagram they were friends before their relationship turned romantic.

“Sneaking in a #tbt from a couple years ago to when this guy was my best friend and I wouldn’t really admit to anything more … but we all knew,” she wrote last year.


That life sentence doesn't seem so bad. #vanloopartyof2

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