After a love story filled with ups and downs, Bachelor in Paradise alums Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are finally tying the knot

By Melody Chiu
August 09, 2019 06:30 PM

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon have kicked off their fairy-tale wedding weekend!

On Friday, the soon-to-be newlyweds treated their loved ones to a romantic “welcome cruise” on the Schooner Aurora in Newport, Rhode Island.

“It’s all our close friends and family, and the wedding party will come. There will be food and drinks, and hopefully, we’ll catch the sunset if it’s nice out,” Haibon, 30, told PEOPLE exclusively ahead of the festivities. “I’m very excited for that.”

Rhode Island is especially meaningful to Haibon, who grew up and worked in Warwick before heading out West for his stints on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, during which he met Iaconetti.

“I really just want people to love New England!” says the reality star. Adds Iaconetti, 31: “It’s super romantic.”

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon
Rebecca Yale Photography
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon
Rebecca Yale Photography

For the special occasion, Iaconetti wore a chic white jumpsuit with matching heels while Haibon opted for a more casual look in jeans, sneakers and a white button-down shirt.

The couple looked happier than ever as they embraced in photos and celebrated alongside their party guests.

Iaconetti and Haibon recreated the iconic Titanic pose on the edge of their Rhode Island cruise ship.

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon
Rebecca Yale Photography
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon
Rebecca Yale Photography
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon
Rebecca Yale Photography

Besides their intimate couple photos, Iaconetti and Haibon were joined by several special guests, including Iaconetti’s sister Lauren and fellow Bachelor star Nick Viall.

Earlier this year, the couple — who also put their love on display in their YouTube series What Now? — said planning their wedding has “been an amazing experience.”

Ashley Iaconetti and her sister Lauren
Rebecca Yale Photography
From left: Jared Haibon, Nick Viall, and Ashley Iaconetti
Rebecca Yale Photography

RELATED: See Every Photo from Bachelor in Paradise Star Ashley Iaconetti’s Rom Com-Themed Bridal Shower

With the help of their wedding planner Troy Williams of Simply Troy, Iaconetti and Haibon’s journey to their wedding day has been smooth sailing.

“I always imagined myself a bride-zilla because I like to have control of things,” said Iaconetti. “I’m typically the opposite of the ‘go with the flow’ mentality.”

The couple went public with their relationship in May 2018 with an emotional episode of Iaconetti’s digital show The Story of Us (produced by Kinetic Content).

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon
Rebecca Yale Photography

 

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon
Rebecca Yale Photography

Celebrating Iaconetti at her bridal shower last month, the couple’s close friend Jade Roper Tolbert — who gave birth to a son earlier this month — reflected on their love story.

“It just feels like everything’s come full circle for her,” said Roper Tolbert, who also fell in love with her husband Tanner Tolbert on BiP. “It just feels so right. Ashley is going to be the most beautiful bride ever.”

Advertisement


EDIT POST