Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist, famously known as “The Golden Bachelor” couple, have officially tied the knot. The joyous occasion took place on a Thursday evening at La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, Calif. The wedding ceremony, presided over by Susan Noles, a contestant from the same reality show, was broadcast live on ABC.
Expressing her heartfelt commitment during the ceremony, Theresa Nist, aged 70, vowed, “We share a profound love for family. I promise to stand by you through thick and thin, to be your solace in troubled times, and to revel in moments of joy. Above all, I pledge to cherish and enjoy every moment we have together as husband and wife.”
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Gerry Turner, 72, began his vows moved by emotion, reflecting on the succession of decisions that lead them to this critical time. “From the simplest pleasures to life’s memorable milestones, I’ve discovered that you, Theresa, are the one I cannot imagine my life without,” he declared. Your touch provides me comfort, your laughter reminds me of a beloved companion, and your steadfast strength makes me happy. I will be forever thankful to you for making me a better guy.”
The ceremony began with lighthearted remarks from Susan Noles, playfully recalling her enthusiastic declaration upon meeting Gerry for the first time. Among the attendees were several participants from “The Golden Bachelor,” including runner-up Leslie Fhima, and other contestants who shared in the couple’s journey towards love.
The bridal party was a family affair, with Tommy, Theresa’s son, walking her down the aisle, her grandsons assuming roles as junior groomsmen and the ring bearers, and her daughter, Jen, serving as the maid of honour. Turner’s daughters, Angie and Jenny, alongside Theresa’s daughter-in-law, Amanda, stood as bridesmaids, while Turner’s granddaughters were junior bridesmaids, and his son-in-law, Rob, stood by his side as the best man.
The wedding celebration witnessed a surprise engagement between “Bachelor in Paradise” stars Brayden Bowers and Christina Mandrell, adding an extra spark of joy to the already jubilant atmosphere.
The event was graced by numerous personalities from Bachelor Nation, highlighting the couple’s widespread impact within the franchise. Among the esteemed guests were Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon, Mari Pepin and Kenny Braasch, Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk, Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes, and many more.
Despite their relatively short courtship of four months, Gerry and Theresa decided not to delay their union. They chose to share their special day with the audience that had followed their journey, acknowledging the profound impact the show had on their lives.
The season finale of “The Golden Bachelor” garnered an impressive viewership of over 6 million, marking a significant milestone for the franchise since Peter Weber’s season in March 2020.
In reflection, Theresa Nist remarked, “We aimed to create an intimate experience for ourselves but also wanted to include those deeply affected by the show in our celebration. We didn’t want to abruptly detach from the community that has supported us throughout.”
The heartfelt union of Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist (The Golden Bachelor couple) stands as a testament to the enduring power of love and the profound impact of their journey within the hearts of their audience and Bachelor Nation.