Ashley and JP part 8 – After The Final Rose

I can’t believe that I am finally sitting down to do the ATFR recap… I am actually feeling a bit sad about it. But, we have been given a new Bachelor, and other romantic news are happening in the #BachelorNation. So all is not lost for us romantics.

In this look-back, I will give my thoughts and feelings on Ben, Ben & Ashley, Ashley, Ashley and JP, Christie and of course the fashion. (I know I usually only focus on JP and Ash, but I think Ben deserves a couple of paragraphs and pics at least). I will also do a photo recap of the additional footage from JP and Ashley’s engagement day, shown either at the end of the finale or at the end of ATFR. So, here we go… enjoy!

Get the whole season:

* BEN*

It was lovely to see Ben getting such a warm welcome on set. I know the public is asked to clap anyway, but that felt really honest. A lot of girls though in the audience…

As Chris said: “It’s like being on a construction site here, with all the cats calls”. (Funny, but in that context, not sure talking about construction sites was particularly sensitive…?)

I have obviously read a lot since then, and it seems a lot of people were taken aback by the fact that Ben did not seem very heart-broken. But we need to remember that the final rose was taped 2 months prior to ATFR, and he obviously had time to 1) get over his heart-break and 2) get over his anger!

But watching him watching his failed proposal was excruciating.

Ben: “Good things don’t end unless they end badly”

The Bachelorette - After the Final Rose - Ben Flajnik Ashley Hebert

Enters Ashley…

There has been a lot of harsh words towards Ashley ‘leading him on’ and letting him propose. I have a feeling she did not get much choice. Ali’s actions last season were great, but most other Bachelors or Bachelorettes before have done the same and kept the charade going until the proposal. Although I do think that she SHOULD have stopped him actually proposing, I don’t think she COULD have in her turmoil and his determination… IMHO.

The Bachelorette - After the Final Rose - Ben Flajnik Ashley Hebert

Also, I think some fans of Ben have been particularly hard on her. I think they should listen to him explaining that he would not have been able to even fall in love in the first place (and therefore be opened and ready to be the next Bachelor) hadn’t it been for Ashley…

Ben, you are a great guy and I wish you the best and to find ‘The One’.

*ASHLEY*

I really felt that Ashley handled herself really well with Chris. She did not try to deny the heartaches and mistakes, but kept coming back to the end result.

Here is a screen grab as she gushes about what a great kisser he is (Jealous!)
The Bachelorette - After the Final Rose - Ashley Hebert

And the look on her face when Chris announced JP…

The Bachelorette - After the Final Rose - Ashley

*ASHLEY & JP*

Gosh, these 2 are scalding together… Chris’s reaction was so funny!
The Bachelorette - After the Final Rose - JP Rosenbaum kissing Ashley Hebert

OK, now a little emotional journey in pictures and quotes, starting by a really cute grabs of the 2 of them:

The Bachelorette - After the Final Rose - JP Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert

    When I’m with her, nothing else matters… she’s the best thing that ever happened to me

The Bachelorette - After the Final Rose - JP Rosenbaum about Ashley Hebert

The Bachelorette - After the Final Rose - JP Rosenbaum with Ashley Hebert

    We’re always on each other’s side… It’s the strongest relationship I’ve ever had

The Bachelorette - After the Final Rose - Ashley Hebert about JP Rosenbaum

Some shots of them about to watch, and watching, the proposal for the first time…

Ashley Hebert proposal JP Rosenbaum

    (BTW, how awesome is that body language!)

Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum
Ashley Hebert about JP Rosenbaum Body-language

Now keep your eyes peeled on the bottom-left corners in particular 🙂

JP Rosenbaum proposal Ashley Hebert
JP Rosenbaum proposal Ashley Hebert 2
JP Rosenbaum proposal Ashley Hebert 3
JP Rosenbaum proposal Ashley Hebert 4

JP Rosenbaum proposal Ashley Hebert 5

Feeling a bit emotional watching it again… a bit like Ashley’s gorgeous mum:

Ashley Hebert Mother MUM

Thankfully, CH is there to relieve a bit of the emotional tension with his sport reference… JP did absolutely NAIL it, I’m sure we all agree 🙂 And I loved JP’s face when he suggested Chris ask Ashley to grade him (and of course she agreed he did in fact nail it!)

JP Rosenbaum after the final rose nailed it
JP Rosenbaum after the final rose

Now, I do not want to linger too long on the whole Christie thing, but it did give us some nice pics and quotes too…

    What’s not to love? (ahah!)

Christie (Ashley Hebert Sister) CcMaine

    I don’t get it, I probably never will (Hear! Hear!)

Christie  CcMaine After the Final Rose

I loved the look on Ash and CC’s mum’s face when CH introduces Christie:
After the Final Rose - Ashley Hebert's Mum

    It’s clear to me that you’re the one… ‘TEAM CUPCAKE’!

Team Cupcake
Team Cupcake after the Final Rose

There is too much to talk about it all, but one of my favorite moment was when Chris started his little promo on the free trip to Fiji…

    CH: We don’t want you to leave here empty-handed…
    JP: errr…. I’m not (Stoopid!)

JP Rosenbaum leave empty-handed

Before we look at the ‘out-takes’, let’s look at the Looks!

* FASHION *

Quick note on the fashion choices of that night… not much to say on Chris.

Regarding Ashley, I had a bit of a Jekyll/Hyde reaction… O loved her top and thought it looked great on her. But I really hated that skirt. Then again, I am really not big on sequins.

Ashley Hebert After the Final Rose Skirt

As for Ben… oh my! I really hope they get him a personal stylist for his season. I am not saying he needs to change his personality, but the blue socks and the (pink?) stripe on the tie… noooooooo. Also not a huge fan of the rolled sleeves in a formal(ish) setting.
After the Final Rose Ben Flajnik outfit

JP hit the nail on the head… even with his shoes! A winning look from top to bottom:
After the Final Rose Ben F outfit

*OUT_TAKES*

These are from both the Finale and the ATFR…

    YOUR sweet dance moves

Ashley Hebert JP Rosenbaum Sweet dance moves

Lovely sunset..
The Bachelorette 16 Ashley and JP Proposal
The Bachelorette 16 Ashley and JP Proposal sunset

I adore the 2 sets of footsteps in the sand!
The Bachelorette 16 Ashley and JP Proposal - Footsteps in the sand

And the last 2 moments, my ultimate favourites of the ENTIRE season:

    JP – … to Fiji, several islands. What’s next?
    Ashley – My Bed!
    JP – BYYYE!

The Bachelorette 16 Ashley and JP Proposal - My Bed

    Ashley – So you did ever think that it would all end like this?
    JP – You walked in, in the first Rose Ceremony, like “my husband is definitively in this room” and I’m like “What the F* is she talking about!?
    Ashley – And it’s you!
    JP – And it’s me!


The Bachelorette 16 Ashley and JP Proposal - My husband

The Bachelorette 16 Ashley and JP Proposal - and it's you

The Bachelorette 16 Ashley and JP Proposal - And it's me

I really hope you enjoyed! Please comment if you feel so inclined. Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog or/and find me on Twitter!

And remember,
#BeHappy

Soph

 

 

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4 Responses to Ashley and JP part 8 – After The Final Rose

  1. vivian says:

    Once again Merci Beaucoup Sophie,I watch it every now and then and still enjoy it so much.Do you have any video of them and the NY Islanders with JP last week ?

  2. Peggy says:

    Great job! Always felt it was JP and wanted Ashley and JP together however I do hope Ben will have a great time with his adventure. I’ll look forward to your recaps. Thanks for all the hard work.

  3. atem says:

    I think you have done the best re-caps out of all of them!

  4. Jana says:

    Awesome job on the recap and interesting to hear your thoughts. (I thought Ashley rocked the sequin skirt ~ with those legs you can pull off anything 🙂
    I think it’s so cute to look back at the ATFR segment of the proposal ~ Ashley says something to JP and laughs and JP nods his head and laughs. Always wondered what they said but, after watching their TV Guide interview Part 1 I’m sure Ashley said something like “great edit”. I’d really love to see that clip that JP thought was so adorable of her rambling through her acceptance & love for JP. Adore Ashley & JP!!