"It was just surreal to watch my dream come to life," she tells PEOPLE

By Aili Nahas
October 21, 2020 09:00 AM
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When it came to celebrating her nuptials to Humberto Preciado last Friday, Courtney Robertson was prepared to be a little emotional.

"I knew I would cry," says the Bachelor alum, 37, who tied the knot at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village in Sedona, Arizona, just four months after the couple welcomed their first child, son Joaquin. "I was so nervous. But seeing Humberto put me at ease. He feels like home to me. And the whole day was magical."

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Credit: Cheryl Clark/La Bella Vita Photography
courtney robertson wedding
Credit: Cheryl Clark/La Bella Vita Photography
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Touching details abounded during the ceremony, which was attended by just 25 family members who had all tested negative for COVID-19.

"We initially had a 100-person wedding, and we scaled it back from there," says Robertson. "We had to change everything so many times. But it was really special to just have our nearest and dearest."

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Credit: Cheryl Clark/La Bella Vita Photography
courtney robertson wedding
Credit: Cheryl Clark/La Bella Vita Photography

The "I do's" took place just steps from where Robertson's own parents wed 40 years ago, a bittersweet tribute to her mom Sherry, who died last year.

"My mom was in my heart all day," says Robertson. "Tlaquepaque has always been a special place for my family. So I love that I can keep coming with Joaquin and Humberto and it's special for us too."

courtney robertson wedding
Credit: Cheryl Clark/La Bella Vita Photography
courtney robertson wedding
Credit: Cheryl Clark/La Bella Vita Photography
courtney robertson wedding
Credit: Cheryl Clark/La Bella Vita Photograph

Preciado wore a Modern Groom tux while Robertson, whose wedding day makeup was done by Linda Wagner Makeup and Style, wore a Grace Loves Lace gown that also had a personal meaning. "My mom wore long sleeves on her wedding day too," she says. "It's simple and perfect and it fit like a glove."

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Following the ceremony, the newlyweds joined their guests for an intimate dinner outside at tables decorated with florals by Mountain High Flowers. After enjoying prime rib, chicken or pesto pasta catered by Rosalies of Sedona, attendees were served individual chocolate tarts.

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Credit: Cheryl Clark/La Bella Vita Photography
courtney robertson wedding
Credit: Cheryl Clark/La Bella Vita Photography

After dinner, "we boogied down!" says Robertson, who had a DJ from Sedona Sounds. "It was just surreal to watch my dream come to life. We've had so many life events this year. And I'm so excited for our next phase as a family."