Inside Amanda Stanton and Michael Fogel's wedding: Exclusive story here!
Amanda Stanton is officially off the market. The Bachelor alum and her boyfriend Michael Fogel tied the knots in an intimate ceremony at Kestrel Park in Santa Ynez, Calif, on September 2. Stanton, 32, who competed for Ben Higgins in season twenty of The Bachelor, got engaged to Fogel, a real estate entrepreneur, last year.
The pair's private nuptials was graced by their family, friends, and some recognizable faces, including Stanton's fellow Bachelor alums like Lauren Bushnell Lane, Emily Ferguson, Andi Dorfman, and Raven Gates. "It's so special to make this commitment, says the Bachelor alum in her exclusive conversation with People.
The smitten pair said their I do's on September 2 in an intimate ceremony. Photo Source: Instagram
Stanton took to her Instagram page, where she boasts over a million followers, to share several behind-the-scenes snippets of their beautiful ceremony, and the bride had not one but two alpacas included in the event. "My family and even my planner thought it was crazy when I said I had to have two alpacas at the wedding, but I had a vision. They are so sweet and magical," wrote the reality star on her post.
Stanton walked down the aisle in a Monique Lhuillier gown while her eldest daughter, Kinsley, 10, served Stanton as a maid of honor; Amanda is a doting mother to two daughters, Kinsley and Charlie, 8, both of whom she shares with her ex-husband Nick Buonfiglio. "I wanted everything to be very timeless; its an elevated modern garden wedding, says the bride, who dazzled her handful of guests as she walked the aisle with Taylor Swift's Wildest Dream playing in the background.
Stanton shares two daughters with her ex-husband Nick Buonfiglio. Photo Source: Instagram
"Michael proposed in the living room in front of the girls and gave them little diamond rings too. Simple and perfect," Amanda wrote while revealing her engagement with the real estate entrepreneur in December 2021. "Still can't believe I get to marry the best person I know," the mother of two added. Amanda and Michael fueled romance rumors in early 2021. The pair were reportedly friends for years before they took their relationship up a notch.
"He's just the sweetest and makes me laugh 24/7," Stanton said, gushing about her friend-turned-boyfriend. The Bachelor alum adds, "he laughs at my jokes too, so, i feel very funny. He is my favorite person ever." While Amanda has been married once before and even had an engagement dissolved, Fogel's past life remains hidden from the public eye.
Stanton was briefly engaged to Josh Murray. Source: E! News
Stanton rose to fame starring in season 20 of The Bachelor, although the reality star was an actress before she navigated her career to reality shows. Stanton is a former Disney girl and has credits in The Cheetah Girls 2, Merry Christmas,Drake and Josh, and Kissing Strangers. She was married to Buonfiglio for three years, from 2012 to 2015.
Before finding the one in Fogel, Stanton was briefly engaged to Naked Chats with Josh Murray podcast host Josh Murray, who she met and fell in love with in Love on Paradise. Murray proposed to Stanton during the season finale in September 2016 and called it off the same year in December.