Colton Underwood and Jordan C. Brown Get Married After 1-Year Engagement: Inside Their Wedding
Colton Underwood is a married man! The former Bachelor star tied the knot with fiancé Jordan C. Brown after a more than year-long engagement.
The happy couple tied the knot in front of 200 guests at the Carneros Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, California, on Saturday, May 13.
“The day of our ceremony, we have a disco-themed pool party,” the former reality star, 31, told People ahead of their big day. “It’s going to be a fun wedding. I’ll say that!”
“We wanted trees around and sunshine,” Jordan, 38, added. “It was really important for us to get married outside.”
Colton gave fans a hint early in 2023 that his nuptials would be happening in the coming months. In a January 16 Instagram post, he shared a carousel of photos after attending a friend’s wedding weekend and wrote in the caption, “I have good news. The next wedding we attend will be our own.”
His former Bachelor host Chris Harrison wanted all the details, as well as an invite. “Somebody’s getting a new toaster! Love ya brother. Tell me when and where. Congratulations,” he wrote in the comments.
Jordan proposed to Colton on February 28, 2022, during a romantic getaway to scenic Big Sur, California. “We knew very early on that we were meant to be for each other. My only thing was, ‘I want to be surprised when you ask me.’ So, he did a great job,” the Bachelorette alum told Us Weekly the following month.
The pair decided to forgo traditional engagement rings and instead went with birthstone necklaces with interlocking initials to show off their betrothed status.
Colton publicly came out in a Good Morning America interview on April 14, 2021, surprising fans two years after his season of The Bachelor aired.
“I’ve hated myself for a long time, and I’m gay,” he told host Robin Roberts, adding, “And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it. The next step in all of this was letting people know. I’m still nervous. It’s been a journey, for sure.”
“I’m emotional, but in such a good, happy, positive way,” he continued. “I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life, and that means the world to me.”
In September 2021, Colton and Jordan were first spotted sharing a kiss at the Four Seasons resort in Maui, Hawaii. Two months later, the reality star told The New York Times that he was “very happy and very in love,” while promoting his reality show, Coming Out Colton, adding that the couple had already met each other’s family members.
Colton starred as the lead on season 23 of The Bachelor in 2019. He was openly a virgin at the time, and focused most of his interest in pursuing contestant Cassie Randolph. The speech therapist wasn’t sure she was ready for the commitment of being engaged and took herself out of the competition despite making it to the final three, sending herself home.
The former NFL player was so heartbroken he infamously jumped a fence to escape production crews in Portugal after she dumped him. But Cassie was brought back, and the pair agreed to pursue a relationship and see where things went. They dated for less than two years, splitting in May 2020.