The next Bachelor couple to tie the knot after Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham will be Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo.
The former Bachelorette, who got engaged to Bryan Abasolo on season 13, spilled some secrets about her upcoming wedding during an interview with Juliet Litman on the Bachelor Party podcast.
“I’ve hired a wedding planner, it’s happening…August, so six months!” Rachel shared, adding that they’re breaking news. “I have not said the month I’ve just said summer 2019.”
“Mine’s going to be in like the Caribbean, so it’s going to be hot. August, Caribbean, it’s going to be hot!”
“I want the big party, and so now we’re closer to where Bryan still has a lot of family in Colombia, so they can come too,” she added. “So it’s like mixing these two cultures together.”
“We have a date, we just haven’t officially released it,” she told PEOPLE. “It will be a destination wedding and it will be toward the end of summer.”
“I have to confess that I was very much so an eager beaver when everything started because that’s what I wanted. I wanted to marry Bryan at the end of 2018. That was all very real, but that’s also when I thought that we were going to get an ABC wedding and that’s not looking like it’s happening now so now I actually have to plan a wedding or hire somebody to help me do that,” she explained. “So now that that’s happening, it’s putting everything on hold.”
“We’re excited, and now I have to hurry up because it’s just six months away,” she continued. “I have to start picking out a dress. I won’t have bridesmaids, but now we’re getting the list. I wanted 50 people, and it’s already at 150, so it’s bigger than I would like for it to be, but that’s okay.”
She hired wedding planner Michael Russo for her big day: “I’m just putting a list together, a little detail, and letting him take control of it. I’m not a bridezilla. I don’t have colors, I don’t have flowers, I’m just like, ‘Let’s get it done!'”
“Bryan is Colombian, I’m black, and it is very important that the wedding reflects both of that, even into the reception. I want that music to be represented, I want those traditions, and whatever else my mother-in-law tells me is part of the tradition that is part of the culture to be there.”
“I have found love in a very untraditional way and we want to share our journey with people,” she added. “And so that’s why it has become bigger than I would like, but it is a beautiful thing.”