From one wild dream to the next! Caila Quinn, Jami Letain, Shushanna Mkrtychyan, Lauren Himle, Jennifer Saviano and Amber James — all from season 20 of The Bachelor with appearances on various seasons of Bachelor in Paradise — came together for a bridal-theme photo shoot at Camel Safari Las Vegas to celebrate one year since they … well … didn’t get engaged to Ben Higgins.
“We wanted to celebrate how far we’ve come and the amazing journey we’ve been on together,” Caila, who left Paradise with love interest Jared Haibon this past summer and broke up soon after, told Us of the getaway.
The shoot — with looks from Rebecca Schoneveld Bridal and Azazie.com and with jewelry from Katie Carder Fine Jewelry — was appropriately inspired by queen of all squad goals Taylor Swift and her 2015 music video for “Wildest Dreams.”
“The thinking behind that was, together, our wildest dreams can come true when we just are there for one another,” the 24-year-old reality star noted. “‘Say you’ll remember me’ — we’ll always remember this together. We’ll always have each other.”
As for the bridal theme, Alluring Events brought the girls together. Caila insisted they were all in on the irony of the wedding motif.
Despite meeting while all dating the same man, this shoot was never “Bad Blood.” “Now we’re all kind of on our own path,” Ben’s second runner-up gracefully noted.
In fact, Caila mentioned many of the girls from Ben’s season are in an active group chat! “Sometimes it’s not all pretty, but there’s a lot of ‘Happy birthdays’ and ‘What just happened in Paradise?!’ messages,” she teased. Note to Ben: More than 15 of your exes are currently on a group chat. Tread carefully.
So could Caila have been convinced to stay in Paradise with the support of her #squad? “All of these girls that were my friends during my season came on Paradise after I left, and so I didn’t have that support system while I was there, which would have changed things for me,” the she admitted. “Personally, I just think that I would have felt more comfortable.”
There you have it: Girl power conquers all.
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