This Bachelor Franchise Favorite Finally Found Forever Love
After years of trying (and sadly, failing) to find her forever love on The Bachelor and various spinoffs, fan favorite Tenley Molzahn married her boyfriend of two years, Taylor Leopold, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego on Friday.
Us Weekly rounded up Instagram posts made by Molzahn in the days leading up to the wedding as well as a sweet snap she shared from their "mini-moon" on Sunday. Leopold and Molzahn beam at the camera beneath a red rose archway in the photo, which Molzahn captioned, "Friday was simply the best day of our lives, but yesterday waking up as his wife made it even better! Soaking up time with just one another - mini-mooning is the way to go! Thank you @omnilacosta for giving us this beautiful space to rest & enjoy being newlyweds!!"
Molzahn told Us in 2016 that she met Leopold through a mutual friend. Leopold is a product-line manager for a shoe company and apparently hasn't seen any of her episodes of The Bachelor. "I’m not ashamed of anything I’ve ever done. I’m proud of myself and what I’ve learned and gained from it," she said, adding that if Leopold ever expressed interest in watching, she'd be "fine with it, but he doesn't want to."
Sometimes, a fresh start is really all you need to make a relationship work. For Molzahn, that clearly meant dating outside the Bachelor Nation. Molzahn was the runner-up on Jake Pavelka's Bachelor season in 2010, and she started dating Kiptyn Locke during Bachelor Pad that same year; the two eventually split in 2014.
On her relationship with Leopold, Molzahn told Us, “I had the best first date of my life with him and in that minute of just meeting him I knew there was something really special about him." She announced their engagement in an Instagram post on Jan. 13 just one day after Leopold proposed. Molzahn also shared their engagement story on her blog, Tenley's Sweet & Free Life, in February.
Guests at the Leopold-Molzahn wedding shared photos of the affair on Instagram, some of which can be seen at Life & Style. It seems there was no official hashtag for the event, which isn't surprising given the laid-back vibe presented in the photos. Molzahn and Leopold are all smiles, of course. We're so happy she found the one to present her final rose to.