Celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss has coordinated countless celebrations for A-list couples, including the recent nuptials of Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello at The Breakers. She's also planned a number of weddings for couples who met on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, including Trista and Ryan, Ashley and J.P., and most recently Sean and Catherine. In the latest wedding event from The Bachelor franchise, Jade Roper (who didn't find love with farmer Chris Soules) and Tanner Tolbert (who appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe's season) tied the knot at The St. Regis Monarch Beach after meeting and falling in love in front of viewers' eyes on Bachelor in Paradise.
We asked Editors Circle member and Wedding Paper Divas' style partner Mindy Weiss to share her thoughts on Jade and Tanner's recent wedding, which will air on Valentine's Day. "Jade and Tanner had a strong connection right from the get-go on Bachelor in Paradise. And even though they found love in a not-so traditional way on reality TV, I do see them as a classic couple when it comes to their taste for their wedding," she says. "I'm thinking we can expect the on-screen nuptials to be very romantic, styled with dim lighting and lush florals."
For more predictions from celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss, see the below Q&A:
Q: What do you imagine the setting to be for Jade and Tanner's nuptials?
A: We know the wedding was at The St. Regis Monarch Beach, which is an absolutely gorgeous setting for a wedding. It’s right along the coast and perfectly reminiscent of Jade and Tanner’s beginnings in Mexico. I envision the ceremony will be held outdoors in the venue’s botanical garden – Jade has previously mentioned that she’s always wanted to get married under a willow tree, so that will likely be incorporated into the ceremony setting with greenery and wooden elements. We’ll likely see a touch of rustic glam here! The St. Regis also has a gorgeous ballroom that would be perfect for the couple’s reception.
Q: What do you predict for the ceremony and reception décor?
A: I anticipate that key elements of their ceremony décor will include flowers and greenery like garden roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus, and the like, along with intimate lighting from candles and lanterns. Jade and Tanner will translate their elegant style into a simple, yet stylish, color palette of cream, soft greens, and blush with wooden accents. I think they’ll surprise us a bit at the reception! I imagine they’ll carry through the cream-and-white palette, but add in pops of vibrant colors to brighten things up. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see a touch of glam with mixed metallic accents, crystal chandeliers, and ornate tableware.
Q: How do you think the wedding party will be dressed?
A: Judging from Jade’s gorgeous V-neck gown with shimmering embellishments, the bridesmaids' dresses will be just as chic. As a complement to the romantic vibe of their wedding, I think we will see long, flowy dresses on her gals in a soft blush tone. As for Tanner, he will keep it classic and traditional in a slim-fitting tux. And I bet we’ll see some Bachelor cast alums standing right beside the bride and groom!
Q: What types of food do you think the couple will incorporate into their menu?
A: With a mostly formal event, I predict Jade and Tanner will go for a sit-down meal, but will feature some local farm fresh fare to pay homage to the California setting. With so many members of The Bachelor family in attendance, I’m pretty sure the party will last well into the evening. Perhaps a food truck or two will make an appearance to end the night!