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Ben Higgins and Fiancee Lauren Bushnell Will Host ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ Special

BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell from Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? enjoy a magical day at Disneyland. (Richard Harbaugh/ABC via Getty Images) LAUREN BUSHNELL, BEN HIGGINS

They’re about to learn so much about the happiest place on earth! Former Bachelor Ben Higgins and his fiancee, Lauren Bushnell, just signed on for their next project—and it’s related to weddings.

According to Freeform’s release, the couple will host a special on the cable network called Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, slated to air in May. The special will be a 90-minute look inside the whimsical weddings and engagements that take place inside Disneyworld, Disneyland, and other Disney resorts around the world.

Higgins and Bushnell recently worked with Freeform on a post-Bachelor reality series entitled Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? The show documented some dramatic moments in the couple’s newfound relationship, including the former Bachelor calling of their wedding due to high pressure. The series finale concluded with their wedding plans moving forward.

Ben and Lauren Happily Ever After

(Freeform/Vu Ong)

The two subsequently stopped by The Knot Gala in New York City in October, where they met with vendors and were exposed to some of the wedding world’s finest offerings. At the time, they were undecided about whether they wanted an intimate or over-the-top wedding.  “I think something in between,” Bushnell told us. “You [motions to Ben] want a really big wedding. I would be fine doing a destination wedding. So, hopefully we’ll meet somewhere in the middle.”

Lauren Bushnell

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell’s engagement session. (Credit: Valorie Darling / Valorie Darling Photography)

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons is actually a program that provides services to couples who want to get engaged or married at Disney-branded resorts around the world. The option is also open to couples looking to renew vows—or generally celebrate love at one of Disney’s beloved spots.

Stars who’ve previously picked a Disney destination to commemorate special moments include Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, who renewed their vows at Disneyland in 2013. Rob Dyrdek proposed to his longtime girlfriend Bryiana Noelle during Aladdin in 2015.

Fox Sports sideline reporter Erin Andrews got engaged to Jarret Stoll over the holidays at the luxurious Club 33, a private club in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square. “I’m a huge Disneyland, Disneyworld girl,” the Dancing With the Stars host told Good Morning America in January. “We went there for Christmas to see the Christmas decorations and we had a lovely dinner there. And he did it right there at dinner at Disneyland…  And I was bawling like a child.”

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings will air on Sunday, May 7, at 9 p.m. EST.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.