Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk are a Bachelor Nation success story!

The global pandemic caused the couple to postpone their wedding three times, but they finally got their walk down the aisle on April 16 at The Olana in Dallas, Texas, where the couple lives. The intimate ceremony was attended by just 20 family members and close friends who were tested for COVID. 

Recently, the newly-married Gates took to Instagram to share a photo of her and husband Gottschalk walking down the aisle with the brightest smiles. The bride wore a princess-style wedding gown by Watters, while the groom wore an Indochino suit. 

In caption, she thanked her wedding planner Whitney Bailey at Engaged Events for making her dream wedding come true and helping her navigate through the 3 different pandemic dates. 

Gottschalk’s Sneaky Proposal

Gottschalk and Gates first announced their engagement on Instagram with a series of photos from the proposal, including one with Gottschalk down on one knee popping the question and Gates showing off her stunning new ring.

Gottschalk recalled to E! News about how he planned the proposal and how it became a celebration with all of their friends and family. The reality star explained that he had told his wife they were doing a photoshoot for her online boutique.

The clueless soon to be bride was throwing the petals up for cute photos while their videographer slipped Gottschalk the ring, and he got down on his knees. He stated that he was so emotional that it took him a minute to pull it together. 

He admitted that months of prior planning had been done for the special day because he wanted both of their families and friends to be present. Everyone went out for dinner afterward. 

They Found Love in 'Bachelor in Paradise'

The duo first met in 2017 while filming season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise, and though their love lasted through the finale, fans were bummed that it did not end in an engagement. The lovebirds decided they needed more time together and wanted to see how their long-distance relationship would play out off-camera. 

Gates was a small boutique owner in Memphis while Gottschalk lived in Dallas. The two wanted a private engagement, but they also wanted to live in the same city before deciding to take the big step. Luckily for Gates and Adam, they both had jobs that allowed flexible schedules, which meant they got to see each other more frequently. 

While on fellow Bachelor in Paradise alum Dean Unglert’s podcast, she revealed that the two had never gone over 2 weeks without seeing each other. 

I told Adam we can’t go over two weeks without seeing each other because I just think that’s too long of a time. Communication is key. I tell him all the time if we don’t see each other for two weeks, we’re breaking up!

Despite the distance, the lovebirds made it work and are now spending the rest of their lives together.