Holly Durst Weds Blake Julian From The Bachelor Pad

It was a big surprise when Holly Durst announced that she was getting married to Blake Julian, who met on ABC’s The Bachelor Pad, and they’ve been living together in Greenville, South Carolina ever since.

Durst and Julian’s engagement bombshell shocked many on the season finale of reality show. But on Saturday, the couple let everyone know that their love is the real deal. They tied the knot in front of 115 guests, including former small-screen costars Erica Rose, Ella Nolan, Justin Rego and West Lee.

“I couldn’t be happier,” Durst tells PEOPLE. “Blake is my best friend and now my husband. I have a beautiful future ahead of me with this man. I love him with all my heart!”

The Ohio-bred children’s author said “I do” to Julian at The Cliffs country club in South Carolina.

Walking down the aisle in an Alfred Angelo wedding gown, Durst had her big day planned by Lindsay Pitt of Toast events in Atlanta.

“I’m really excited and really happy about the rest of my life,” the newlywed — whose engagement news became known in Sept. 2011 — told PEOPLE in March. “I can’t wait for that to begin. I’m not nervous at all.”

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