Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell might not have found love on The Bachelor, but she's found her happily ever after with country star Chris Lane.
The “Take Back Home Girl” singer proposed to Bushnell with a sweet song. The 34-year-old proposed to the 29-year-old in the backyard of her family's Oregon home.
“I knew she wouldn’t want some elaborate crazy proposal,” Lane told PEOPLE. “So, I decided to keep it pretty casual. I asked her parents for different places in Portland I could potentially take her to, but after a lot of thought I decided doing it at the family cookout would be the most laid-back setting and that she’d appreciate the simplicity of me proposing to her in her parents’ backyard.”
He continued, “I was initially worried that doing it on Father’s Day might not be the best move, but her dad, Dave, said that it could only add to his Father’s Day and that’s when I decided Sunday, June 16 was the day."
Lane proposed with a song he wrote Bushnell titled, “Big, Big Plans.” Lane then made the lyrics, “Right now we’re back in her hometown / and I’m down on one knee,” come true by proposing.
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“Even though I felt pretty confident I was going to get the ‘Yes,’ I’ve never been that nervous,” he says. “When I got to the third verse of the song and knew it was time, I pretty much blacked out. The next thing I knew, she said ‘yes’ and the nerves just lifted! It’s an explosion of excitement, pure joy, and love.”
“I lost it,” Bushnell told people about how she reacted when she heard the song. “It was the happiest moment of my life!”
“Chris is the most thoughtful person,” she adds. “He clearly put so much time and thought into not only the song, but also making sure everyone I love most was surrounding us in that moment. Holding each other, hearing the song for the first time and then seeing him get down on one knee is a moment I’ll never forget. Watching the video back was almost just as emotional as the proposal itself— I still get teary-eyed even thinking about it. Seeing all of those memories in one place and then reliving the best day of my life is pretty special!”
Lane chose a gorgeous ring for his future bride. He gave her a 3.5 carat, emerald-cut diamond.
Prior to her relationship with Lane, Bushnell was engaged to season 20 bachelor, Ben Higgins. She accepted his proposal at the end of the season, and the couple were together until they ended their relationship in May 2017.
It wasn't until late 2018 that Lane and Bushnell started dating. They'd known each other for a few years before their relationship changed.
“We had no idea we were going to end up liking each other and it spawned into what it is now," said Lane.
Congratulations to the couple! May God bless their union.