'Runaway Bride''s Ex-Fiancé Gets Married

'Runaway Bride''s Ex-Fiancé Gets Married
John Mason and Jennifer Wilbanks
Ric Feld; John Bazemore/AP(2)

03/18/2008 07:45PM

John Mason, who was once engaged to Jennifer Wilbanks (a.k.a the "Runaway Bride"), has gotten married – but not to Wilbanks.

Mason, 35, and Shelley Martin, 34, wed in a quiet ceremony in front of their families at his parents' home in Duluth, Ga. on Sat. March 15.

"We were very, very happy for him," says Claude Mason, the groom's father, who officiated at the ceremony. Claude is an attorney who also serves as an associate municipal judge in Suwanee, Ga.

The groom's mother, Vicki, oversaw the wedding's floral arrangements, which included lots of pink roses.

In April 2005, Mason's wedding to Wilbanks was canceled after she disappeared just four days before they were to exchange vows. It was later revealed that she faked her own kidnapping.

Mason is currently the general manager of Mason Primary Care, a family medical facility in Duluth. The bride is in pharmaceutical sales. They couple met through Martin's cousin, who was once a high school classmate of Mason's, Claude told PEOPLE.

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