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A year ago, Melissa Rycroft couldn't have been farther off the celebrity gossip radar.

Now, months after being dumped on national TV by Jason Mesnick, the former reality TV star has come full circle: she's happily married and gracing the cover of In Touch Weekly.

Tamera Mowry, Adam Housley

Inside the issue, the beautiful new bride gushes about her dream wedding, which took place opposite Tye Strickland in Isla Mujeres, Mexico on December 12.

"I was fine until 'Here Comes the Bride' started," Rycroft said "I think everything hit me at once. My dad started to walk down the aisle, and I just stopped him. I grabbed his arm, and I was like, 'Hold on,' and I started crying. And I saw Tye, and bless his heart, he had these big tears in his eyes, too. It was very emotional."

Strickland didn't keep it together much better.

"When I saw her, I just lost my breath — like I was in a football game and had the wind knocked out of me," he said. "I've never felt that way in my whole life, and I just couldn't help it. She was the most gorgeous bride I've ever seen in my life, and it was amazing. It was absolutely perfect."

After everything Melissa went through, we couldn't be more pleased to hear her add:

"My heart was pounding and we were both looking at each other and squeezing each other's hands. We were both so happy."

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It's official: Melissa Rycroft has beaten Jason Mesnick to the altar.

The former Bachelor winner-turned-reject got married to Tye Strickland earlier today in Mexico.

"Tye is my best friend in the world, and now he's my partner forever.  We have had such a journey within our relationship, that to finally look at him and see my husband, gives me the calmest, most content feeling in the world," Rycroft told In Touch Weekly.

"I love him so much and am so excited for our forever to begin!"

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During the ceremony, Rycroft wore an Alfred Angelo gown; her former Dancing With the Stars partner Tony Dovolani was in attendance, as was Bachelorette Jillian Harris.

The former will show up on television against next month, as she and Ed Swiderski advise new Bachelor Jake Pavelka during the show's January 4 premiere.

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Former star of The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars Melissa Rycroft has set a wedding date with her fiance, insurance-agent Tye Strickland!

They will tie the knot December 12 of this year.

Tamera Mowry, Adam Housley

Their wedding plans, aside from the big date?

"We aren't doing much. I think small, we plan small," says Rycroft, who got engaged to Tye Strickland than six months after being dumped in January by The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick, who proposed to her on the season finale of the show.

"Whether it turns out the way we have it in our minds, I don't know!"

Melissa Rycroft flaunts her bling as Tye Strickland wonders how the frick that thing cost him so much money. The payoff? He gets to see Melissa Rycroft ... well, you know.

Bachelor co-stars Jillian Harris (who's still engaged to shady Ed Swiderski) and Naomi Crespo have scored invites to the beautiful winter wedding.

Rycroft's former Dancing With the Stars partner Tony Dovolani, with whom she made the finals, is reportedly attending the beauty's nuptials, too.

Jason Mesnick? Probably not gonna be on hand.

Melissa Rycroft Biography

Melissa Rycroft Picture This is Melissa Rycroft. She used to be a cheerleader with the Dallas Cowboys, and hails from that fine state of Texas. But much as we... More »
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