12/17/2012 06:22 am ET Updated Dec 17, 2012

'The Bachelorette: Ashley And JP's Wedding' Proves The Format Can Work Sometimes (VIDEO)

An actual wedding that resulting from "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" was something so rare and important for the franchise that ABC simply had to turn it into a reality special. "The Bachelorette: Ashley and JP's Wedding" saw the Season 7 "Bachelorette" and her chosen beau tie the knot in a real romantic TV romance success story. It gives hope to future contestants, and fans of the show, that true love really can occasionally be found on a reality television series.

It was a beautiful ceremony, as the pair exchanged personalized vows. JP said, "I promise to cherish our love and you for the rest of our lives."Ashley followed with, "I promise that every day we are together will be the greatest day of my life."

See if true love can strike again when "The Bachelor" kicks off its 17th season on January 7 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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