Caila Quinn Reveals Which Bachelor Nation Stars Will Be Attending Her Wedding
Weeks before she is set to tie the knot with fiancé Nick Burrello, Caila Quinn revealed to Us Weekly that two Bachelor Nation stars will be attending the couple’s May 29 wedding ceremony in Sarasota, Florida.
“Olivia Caridi will be there,” the “Bachelor” Season 20 alum told the outlet in an interview published Tuesday. “She is someone from my season who I stay in touch with.”
Caila said that she forged a tight bond with Olivia, especially after both women moved to New York City.
“I love her and we’re close because we both live in New York City and, in Manhattan, have gone out over the past five years,” said Caila, who recently left the Big Apple for a new life with Nick in Austin, Texas. “I’m so proud of who she’s grown into.”
Another familiar franchise face, Caila said, is part of her bridal party.
“One of my bridesmaids is Sharleen Joynt,” she said of the “Bachelor” Season 18 standout, who memorably competed for Juan Pablo Galavis’ heart in 2014. “I remember watching her years before [my season] and saying, like, ‘Wow, she’s someone I can be friends with.’”
Caila said that she later came to appreciate Sharleen’s “poise” and “honest” personality in real life. “She welcomed me into New York when I moved there and we became best friends,” Caila gushed of the opera singer, who is now married to Andy Levine.
“I love her and her husband, Andy,” Caila continued. “I just get emotional thinking that she’ll be standing by my side on my wedding day.”
During her chat with Us Weekly, Caila recounted the challenges she faced while trying to plan a wedding amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. According to the lifestyle blogger, she planned two canceled ceremonies — one in Lake Como, Italy, and another in her home state of Ohio — before nailing down the details for her upcoming fete in Florida.
“Now we’re doing our final one in Sarasota, Florida, in an art museum and we’re really excited about it,” she said. “We chose a location that we knew wouldn’t be canceled. We chose a venue where the ceremony’s outdoors and the reception’s outdoors, so people will feel most comfortable.”
Elsewhere, Caila described herself as a “COVID bride” and explained how the health crisis has impacted her engagement to Nick. The businessman asked for Caila’s hand in marriage in January 2020, just months before the pandemic upended the world.
“The hardest part of being a COVID bride is allowing yourself to enjoy being engaged and enjoy this time. Everyone keeps saying, ‘This is supposed to be the happiest time of your life.’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know. There are many things going on in the world right now. Don’t worry about me.’ It has been hard to get excited and thing that it’s actually happening,” she said, adding that her emotional state has recently improved as she prepares to exchange vows.
“Three months before the wedding is really the only time where I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m getting emotional. I’m actually going to be married,’” Caila noted. “The best part is it feeling real.”