The Bachelor’s Tara Durr Marries The Bachelorette’s John Presser
In 2006, Italian Bachelor Lorenzo Borghese rejected Tara Durr in the first round of The Bachelor: Rome. In 2009, Jillian Harris rejected John Presser in the first round of The Bachelorette Season 5. On Saturday, November 6, Tara and John tied the knot in St. Augustine, Florida. It's a match made in reality show heaven!
Tara, 29, wore a custom-designed dress provided by Brides Magazine and was forbidden to show it off before the wedding. "They flew me back and forth from New York City" for fittings, she told her hometown paper, the St. Augustine Record. "It's like a dream." Up to 600 guests were invited and they will spend at least part of their honeymoon in Phuket, Thailand. John, 31, who was working in Connecticut, landed a job in Florida and moved in with Tara a week before the wedding. "We were on a plane almost every week," she said. "If he hadn't gotten the job, we would have had to move."
Tara has no regrets about going on The Bachelor: Rome, especially since she and John met on a Bachelor/ette "reunion" trip where ex-contestants hook up. "It must have been 10 minutes after they got the tape," she said. "It was an amazing experience. I got to travel to Italy for free. I met some amazing girlfriends I would never have met otherwise. And I met John."
Of meeting John, she gushed, "I'll be honest — one of the first things I noticed was his looks. I had a really, really long list of things I was looking for; I wasn't willing to give on any of them." It turns out John "has every quality and some I didn't even think of."
Tara and John are the most recent Bachelor/ette couple to get hitched. In August, Jesse Csincsak of DeAnna Pappas's season of The Bachelorette and Ann Lueders of Jason Mesnick's season of The Bachelor said their I do's in Las Vegas; they are expecting their first child this winter. Holly Durst of Matt Grant's season of The Bachelor is engaged to Michael Stagliano of Jillian Harris's season of The Bachelorette. DeAnna is engaged to Michael's twin brother, Stephen, who never competed on the show.
Source: St. Augustine Record
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