Desiree Hartsock Gets Married! The Bachelorette Star Weds Chris Siegfried in Romantic Ceremony

Former reality star says “I Do” in a special ceremony away from the cameras

By Mike Vulpo Jan 19, 2015 12:22 AMTags
The Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock, Chris SiegfriedABC/Francisco Roman

Forget about accepting roses. Desiree Hartsock just said yes to a giant wedding ring!

Less than two years after Chris Siegfried got down on one knee to propose to his special lady on the ninth season of The Bachelorette, the couple made things official with a romantic wedding ceremony Sunday afternoon at a church in Palos Verdes, Calif.

The bride wore a one-shoulder lace dress by Maggie Sottero with a sheer overlay at the neckline. In the back was a long train that automatically turned heads. 

According to a source, Desiree's hair was side parted and worn down in waves with one side clipped back behind her ear. She also had a long veil stemming from the back of her head. 

"They were so excited to get married. They didn't want to wait another day," an insider shared with E! News. "When Chris first saw Des walking down the aisle he was amazed at how beautiful she was. The ceremony was very emotional and sweet. They kept it very short and they walked out holding hands and kissing."


After the ceremony, the married couple took a black stretch limo to the Redondo Beach Historic Library for the reception. Desiree changed into her second wedding dress that she helped design with Sottero.

"They were so happy and gazing at each other and smiling," an eyewitness shared with E! News. "It was a beautiful setting and very romantic." 

The actual wedding, which only lasted 15 minutes, comes after the couple got engaged in front of all of America on ABC's hit reality series.

"I love you, I love you so much," she said in the finale before Chris popped the important question. "I want to spend the rest of my life with you."

And while many couples from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchise struggle to keep the spark alive after their season ends, this pair has maintained a healthy relationship away from the public eye.

It's likely due to the simple fact that ever since finale night in Antigua, both parties realized that they had found the one.

"I just think when you know, you know," Desiree recently shared with Ryan Seacrest. "And I know Chris and I are going to last and I know we're going to get married and have a future."

She added, "I feel our relationship started very naturally, and to be honest, we are each other's best friends. I truly believe, regardless of the show, or if we met at a coffee shop, we'd still be together."

Congratulations to you on your special day!