Chris Lane Marries Lauren Bushnell In ‘Secret Garden’ Themed Ceremony

Less than one year after going public with their relationship, country singer Chris Lane and The Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 28, 2019


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Less than one year after going public with their relationship, country singer Chris Lane and The Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell are married.

The couple tied the knot in Nashville on Friday (Oct. 25) in an indoor “secret garden” themed ceremony, People reports.

Lane and Bushnell exchanged vows in front of 160 guests, including Jana Kramer and her husband, Mike Caussin, Abby Smyers, wife of Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay, and a few of Bushnell’s The Bachelor alums, Amanda Stanton, Jen Saviano and twins Haley Ferguson and Emily Ferguson.

“I’ve just looked forward to the day for quite some time and I’m glad that it’s finally here,” Lane shared with People. “I feel like I’m the luckiest guy in the world to be marrying her.”

“I feel like the luckiest girl,” his bride added. “We both recognize what we have is special, and we feel very lucky.”

Following the “romantic” ceremony, the newlyweds treated guests to a spread that included roasted chicken, beef filets, risotto and asparagus. For dessert, they enjoyed a traditional white wedding cake as well as strawberry shortcake.

“We didn’t want anyone leaving hungry,” Bushnell explained.

The couple shared their first dance to a stripped-down version of Lane’s latest single, “Big Big Plans,” which is also the song he used when he proposed to her in June.

“Chris wrote it, and it was inspired by our relationship, and it has such a special meaning to us,” Bushnell told People, “so I don’t think we could really dance to anything else.”

The newlyweds will enjoy a quick getaway before Lane launches his Big Big Plans Tour later this week. They hope to enjoy a real honeymoon once Lane gets a break in his tour schedule.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.