Bachelor in Paradise stars Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin tie the knot in Puerto Rican wedding


Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin tied the knot in presence of the close friends and family over the weekend, at Hacienda Don Carmelo in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.

In a conversation with PEOPLE, Pepin stated, “I do believe in signs and numbers, and do 11/11 is obviously seen as a special number and it means good things.”

Pepin, 27, and Braasch, 42, got engaged during the season 7 finale of the dating reality series.


Speaking further over why they chose this specific day, Pepin said that having her wedding celebrations fall over Veterans Day, holds extra meaning to her, since her dad have served in the military for 25 years.

The couple’s wedding was attended by a total of 65 guests. The reality star said that they opted Puerto Rico as their wedding destination because a lot of her family lives there. Moreover, she and Braasch wanted to keep their big day “smaller, easier to manage” and “more intimate.”

However, she also hinted of hosting upcoming celebration with Bachelor Nation friends, as she continued, “But we’ve always had the idea to do a couple of other celebrations so we can include more people as well.”