Rycroft Details 'Emotional' Wedding Day
By PopEater Staff Posted Dec 16th 2009 06:00AM
EXCLUSIVE: Melissa Rycroft's wedding dreams weren't fulfilled during her 'Bachelor' run, but the reality star is now head-over-heels in love and married -- and PopEater is proud to exclusively premiere photos of Rycroft's wedding day given to us by In Touch Weekly. Photos aside, there's also an exclusive interview with Rycroft, in which she details her tear-filled walk down the aisle.
Melissa Rycroft Wedding Photos
Melissa Rycroft and her new hubby Tye Strickland are seen here heading down the aisle during their Dec. 12 wedding in these photos given exclusively to PopEater by In Touch Weekly.
Laura Parker / In Touch Weekly
Laura Parker / In Touch Weekly
Rycroft, who married insurance agent Tye Strickland, said that their Isla Mujeres, Mexico, wedding was nothing short of breathtaking. Talking with In Touch exclusively, Rycroft says that emotionally, she "was fine until 'Here Comes the Bride' started." That's when the waterworks kicked in.
"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," Rycroft explains.
Tye was equally awestruck, saying: "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."
Rycroft shot to fame when she was famously ousted from 'The Bachelor' by Jason Mesnick after she had already been proposed to. Her heartbreak paid off though, landing her a spot on 'Dancing With the Stars' shortly after, where she placed third. She's now a correspondent for 'Good Morning America.'
Want more Rycroft scoop? Pick up In Touch Weekly, on newsstands today!
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