In Touch Magazine
Melissa Rycroft may have been jilted by "The Bachelor"'s Jason Mesnick on live TV, but now she has found happiness with new hubby Tye Strickland -- and ET has a sneak peek inside her wedding.
The former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant married her Dallas-based insurance executive fiancé on Saturday, Dec. 12 in a romantic ceremony in Isla Mujeres, Mexico with 200 friends and family. It was their second ceremony. The first took place in the U.S. to make sure their union was legal.
“I was fine, until 'Here Comes the Bride' started,” Melissa tells In Touch. “I think everything hit me at once. My dad started to walk down the aisle and I just stopped him. I grabbed his arm, and I was like, ‘Hold on,’ and I started crying. And I saw Tye, and bless his heart, he had these big tears in his eyes too. It was very emotional. I locked eyes on him, and I didn’t take them off until the ceremony was over.”
Melissa's wedding gown was a beautiful white satin organza over satin Alfred Angelo design, which brought tears to many eyes, include Tye's, when she began to walk toward the altar.
Tye told the magazine. “When I saw her, I just lost my breath -- like I was in a football game and had the wind knocked out of me. I’ve never felt that way in my whole life, and I just couldn’t help it. She was the most gorgeous bride I’ve ever seen in my life, and it was amazing. It was absolutely perfect.”
For more on Melissa's wedding, pick up a copy of InTouch on stands Friday.