Just call her Mrs. Almost-Abasolo. Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and fiancé Bryan Abasolo would already be married if they had it their way, but the couple is currently in talks with ABC for a televised wedding special.
“We want to get married as soon as possible,” Abasolo, the recipient of the first impression rose and the winner of season 13 of the franchise, told People. “We’re just waiting to hear from the show. There are just so many engaged couples from the show in front of us.”
Indeed, several additional members of Bachelor Nation are currently enjoying extended engagements, including two of Lindsay’s predecessors, Kaitlyn Bristowe and JoJo Fletcher. Most recently, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon of Bachelor in Paradise got engaged as well.
“Technically we don’t have to wait, and we really don’t care if the wedding is on TV,” Lindsay continued. “But we feel like we owe it to the fans that followed us on the show to give them that.”
The Dallas-based attorney initially had plans for a winter wedding, which she eventually shifted to spring. Her one non-negotiable at the time was that she wanted to wear a “fun and nontraditional” outfit—something “wrong, bold and sexy” in the form of a jumpsuit, she previously told The Knot.
Some of her initial concepts and ideas for the wedding have since shifted after the pair entered talks with ABC to broadcast their nuptials. If they broadcast their vows, the concept is to go big. “I never thought I would have a big wedding. I always thought that when I get married it would be a small, simple ceremony, and then have a big party afterward,” she said. “Now, I’m thinking, if the network is paying for it, I want a great band performing.”
The two, like most millennials, are also looking to go the personalization route with their nuptials. “I want it to have all of both of our families and I want both of our cultures celebrated,” Lindsay mused. “I’m mixed race and he’s Columbian, and I want all of our cultures to be celebrated.”
He added, “I want everyone to have a good time… I want for our family and friends to come together and have an incredible time celebrating our love.”
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