The recent Bachelor in Paradise contestant is engaged to commercial real estate professional Austin Brannen
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Ashley Salter has accepted her final rose.

Though Salter, 25, didn’t find love on reality TV The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise, she found it in the real world with commercial real estate professional Austin Brannen, also 25.

The couple became engaged shortly after Salter’s stint in Paradise and exclusively tell PEOPLE: “We are very happy and look forward to spending our lives together.”

Brannen popped the question over Labor Day weekend on top of the helicopter pad of the W Hotel overlooking downtown Atlanta.

The two have known each other since college – Brannen recently shared an adorable throwback photo of the two of them during their university days on Instagram.

Salter first appeared on Chris Soules‘ season of The Bachelor, where she famously professed her love for onions and their many layers.

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The hairstylist had a short-lived romance with Dan Cox on Bachelor in Paradise but failed to receive a rose during the shows penultimate rose ceremony.