‘The Bachelor’ Alum Caila Quinn Cancels Her Wedding in Italy
“The Bachelor” alum Caila Quinn and her fiancé Nick Burrello have called off their May 2021 wedding, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Caila and Nick were originally planning to have two weddings, one in Italy and one in the Midwest for those who couldn't travel overseas. On her blog, Caila shared on Monday, “We were happy with our decision to have two ceremonies and tried to make our international dreams come true, on March 11th, 2020 COVID hit and had other plans.”
“We held onto hope as long as we could, but with travel to Europe still prohibited 6 months out – we had to make the tough decision to cancel. After weeks of sleepless nights and going back & forth we finally know this is the right thing to do. And we need to do the right thing,” Caila went on. “Out of concern for our loved ones' health and the unpredictability of international travel due to COVID-19, our Italy wedding had to be canceled & with that, we needed to start over stateside as well.”
In September, Quinn had a heart-to-heart conversation with her friend, who pointed out that the pandemic isn't going away soon. A month later, she asked for her parents' advice, with her dad saying, “Caila, the right thing to do is to cancel.”
Caila reflected, “He made a great analogy and said, “It's almost like you and Nick are betting on a horse with a broken leg. This wedding has been limping along the entire time. It's sweet of you to think it's going to heal and get better by next year, but it won't. It's ok for you and Nick to bet on the horse, but now that your friends & family are starting to look into booking travel — do you think it's right to encourage them to take the same risk?”
After her conversation with her parents, Quinn “knew it was time to cancel.” She added, “And just like that, I felt like I could breathe again. I wanted to do the 'right thing' and for the longest time couldn't see between the clouds what that was.”
After discussing the idea of cancelling, Caila and Nick “came to the same conclusion.” She noted, “He always was more realistic about the possibility of cancelling, but he loves me so much he was going to fight for Italy as long as he could.”
Before ending her blog post, Caila gave advice to those in the same dilemma. She wrote, “My heart goes out to all of you COVID-brides to be, I know this decision wasn't easy. But know your selfless choice doesn't go unrecognized and your relationship with your partner will come out of this stronger than ever.”
Caila and Nick have been together since 2017. He popped the question in January in Sarasota, Florida, while they were visiting her grandparents. At the time, she told Us Weekly, “I feel really lucky because I feel like I wasn't meant to go on the show to find love there. I was meant to go on the show to find Nick. If I wasn't on the show, I wouldn't ever have met him because I would never have been a blogger and that's who introduced us and set us up on our first date. So, I think everything happens for a reason and I thank God every day.”