Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter
The happy couple who emerged from the first season of The Bachelorette had their nearly $4 million wedding televised on ABC, and the network also footed the bill for everything from Trista’s $50,000 Badgley Mischka wedding gown to $500,000 worth of pink and ivory roses. Some 17 million viewers tuned in to see Trista and Ryan exchange vows in an outdoor ceremony at the Lodge Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs, Calif. Guests indulged in 180 bottles of champagne, 600 bottles of wine, 1,500 pounds of chocolate, and 200 pounds of shrimp, lobster, and crab. Seven years and two kids later, Trista and Ryan are still going strong. After their very lavish and public wedding, the couple opted for a quiet, simple life in Colorado, where Ryan is a firefighter. “I think it’s definitely helped to keep us grounded and together,” Trista said in an interview with Parade magazine.