A wedding so nice, they're gonna do it twice.
Bachelor in Paradise alums Serena Pitt and Joe Amabile revealed they tied the knot in an intimate New York City courthouse ceremony Oct. 27 ahead of their larger wedding celebration set for Fall 2023. The newlyweds shared a video of the moment they officially wed in a sweet Instagram post, which Serena captioned, "JUST MARRIED!! We are still having a wedding this September but who doesn't want to get married twice! For the full two minute video head over to our YouTube."
Following the ceremony, the pair opened up about their surprise nuptials.
"We have always known marriage was in our future," the couple told People outside of the courthouse. "It just looked a little bit different than we expected."
The couple's Bachelor Nation family was shocked and thrilled, taking to the comments section to share their excitement.
Jesse Palmer wrote, "Congrats you two!!!! (For the record I'm ALL about getting married 2x)," while Clay Harbor wondered, "Why wasn't I told last week?" Bri Springs, who appeared with Serena on Matt James' season of The Bachelor, commented, Shut Up!!! Congratulations," alongside a trio of pleading face emojis.
Current Bachelor in Paradise contestant Michael Allio, joked about the reality show's success. "Yo!!!!" he wrote. "Congrats Guys! So you're saying @bachelorinparadise can work?"
Serena, 25, and Joe, 36, met in 2021 while on season seven of Bachelor in Paradise, getting engaged during the finale. Earlier that year Serena was a finalist on Matt James' season of The Bachelor. Joe, meanwhile, joined Bachelor Nation during Becca Kufrin's season of the Bachelorette in 2018, subsequently appearing in Paradise for season five.
But while fans watched their love blossom on TV and have since been following along their relationship journey on social media, the pair plans to keep things more low key in their married life.
We've shared so much of our relationship with the world, more than the average person," Serena told E! News in Oct. 2021, "but I think the wedding will be a little more private."
At the time, Serena also reflected on the moment she knew she'd met her future husband. "I was like, ‘We're going to leave here together. We're going to fall in love with each other and this is going to be it,'" she recalled. "The morning of fantasy suites, thinking like—this is so cheesy but like, ‘Yeah, I'm going to marry him, he is the one.'"