It had all the makings of the ultimate dream wedding: The resort was decked out with white orchids. American Idol
's Jason Castro was performing. The bride was wearing Monique Lhuillier and $600,000 of Neil Lane diamonds. But a torrential downpour was not part of the plan. Still, as The Bachelor
's Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney exchanged their very soggy vows in front of 300 guests outside the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Feb. 27, it was clear that nothing could dampen their magical moment. "Jason was so sweet and wiped tears off Molly's face," says an onlooker. As the ceremony ended, "they kissed passionately. They looked so happy to finally be married." It had been a rocky road to the altar for the pair, who met when Malaney, 25, vied for the 33-year-old single dad's affection on The Bachelor
last year. Mesnick first proposed to Melissa Rycroft, but he reunited with Malaney six weeks later, after dumping Rycroft on-air. That drama seemed far behind them as the ecstatic duo sneaked away from their wedding guests (including Bachelorette
alums Trista and Ryan Sutter), umbrella in hand. "Whenever they got a second alone, they would start kissing," says a source. "They looked extremely happy together."
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