The Bachelor Whitney Bischoff

Whitney and Ricky Angel

From challenging times on ‘The Bachelor’ to love on Cape Cod, this wedding is one blessed by Angels

As Whitney Bischoff—now Whitney Angel—stepped out of the elevator in a waterfront condo in Chicago, she entered a room full of candles, as if her soon-to-be fiancé, Ricky Angel, had indeed filled the space with stars for them to count like the lyrics of their favorite Coldplay song, “Amazing Day.”

“The first thing that crossed my mind was, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the weirdest girls’ night I’ve ever been to in my entire life,” says Whitney, but it all became clear why Ricky’s sister brought her there when she heard his voice. As a former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelor,” Whitney’s search for love has been both intense and very public, but with Ricky, she claims they were inseparable from the moment they met. “Except for Cubs games,” he says wryly.

Whitney and Ricky met on the popular dating app Bumble, where they quickly sparked a connection and decided to meet in person. “I thought that he was taking me to a nice dinner, but come to find out he was only expecting drinks. I came with my appetite, so I ended up eating while Ricky watched me,” Whitney says, laughing. “She hammered about eight sliders,” adds Ricky, “and I said, ‘Yeah. That’s the one I want.’”

The couple were engaged in July of 2016—Whitney makes it a point to remember all of their important anniversaries, including the night they officially met, September 24, 2015. Almost a year and a half after their engagement, they were married at the Wequassett Resort in Harwich. “Not only is Wequassett just beautiful, but the people there were so kind. That’s really what sold it for us,” explains Whitney. “We’ll continue to go there for life. They’re like family.”

Ricky’s family has ties to Dennis, and the Cape has become a special escape for them, so it was the perfect destination for him to expand that family to officially include Whitney. “Whitney was like ‘Let’s do the wedding on Cape Cod,’ and I said, ‘Whatever you say boss,’” he says.

The serene beauty of the Cape ended up making the perfect backdrop for this couple’s intimate wedding. “Having our wedding on the Cape was one of the best decisions we made,” says Whitney. “It felt like we were in another world, our own special bubble,” explains Ricky. Plus, it was an easy trip to Nantucket, where the pair enjoyed a “minimoon” before their actual honeymoon in Hawaii.

“We really wanted to keep it personal and very unique,” Whitney says about planning their special day. “We knew that our song was going to be ‘Amazing Day’ by Coldplay because we love the lyrics. One of the lines was basically the theme for the entire day—‘Life has a beautiful crazy design.’ I think that sums up our lives and our relationship—how crazy it is that the two of us were able to come together.”