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Ashley Iaconetti became infamous for her heartbroken sobbing on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise, but it was her husband Jared Haibon who “cried all day” on their wedding day.
“It was an overwhelming day. I was going through my vows surrounded by all my groomsmen, and it just made me feel incredible to know there were a lot of people who care about me,” Haibon tells PEOPLE exclusively about getting emotional early on in the day.
Then before he walked down the aisle at Kay Chapel in Newport, Rhode Island, with his best friends by his side, the reality star again teared up. “I started crying with them, and then once people started walking through the aisle, I cried.”
But the most touching moment, of course, was when he saw his bride coming his way.
“When Ashley walked down the aisle, I cried immediately,” says Haibon, who saw Iaconetti — looking gorgeous in an Ines di Santo ballgown from Lovella Bridal — for the first time on their wedding day right before they exchanged vows. The star, whose makeup artist Emma Willis kept her look natural, finished off her “princess” bridal look with jewels by Brooke Rayn.
“To hear her speak those vows in that moment is something I’ll never forget for the rest of my life,” he adds. Says Iaconetti, who also shed tears during their ceremony that was officiated by Bachelor producer Elan Gale: “Jared crying was probably the pinnacle of my life!”
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Bachelor and Bachelorette alums Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jason Tartick, Ben Higgins, Evan Bass, Carly Waddell, Becca Tilley, Olivia Caridi, JJ Lane, Dean Unglert, Chris Strandburg, Nick Viall and more were all in attendance as the couple said “I do” and exchanged Neil Lane wedding bands.
Planned by Troy Williams of Simply Troy and designed by Birch Event Design, the couple’s wedding day was a “romantic experience” for them and their guests, who were welcomed into the wedding with custom signs featuring calligraphy by Details and Swirls.
At the chapel, the couple had a few select friends, including groomsman Viall, share special readings from their favorite romantic comedies: When Harry Met Sally and Jerry Maguire.
For all the details on Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon’s dream wedding day, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
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