Where would she be without her ladies? Former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay took one step closer to the altar on Sunday, April 7, with a star-studded bridal shower that would make any Bachelor Nation fan green with envy. The Dallas native celebrated her impending nuptials at trendy L.A. hotspot Pacifique LA in the company of a few good pals: Becca Kuprin from Season 14 of The Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky-Manno from Season 6 of The Bachelorette, and Astrid Loch, Kristina Schulman, Whitney Fransway and Alexis Waters, all from Season 21 of The Bachelor.
Below, get the exclusive inside scoop on the Bachelor gals’ big day in the city (and catch footage from the bridal shower on The Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!, set to air Monday, May 6 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Lindsay rang in her upcoming wedding celebrations at Pacifique LA in West Hollywood, known for its stylish blending of flavors from Japan and the Pacific Rim. The ambiance is chic, not cheesy. “In the spirit of its setting within the La Cienega Design Quarter, Pacifique features stylish indoor and outdoor dining spaces that blend Japanese minimalism and Hollywood flair,” it reads on Pacifique’s site.
It’s no secret that Lindsay is a true lover of music, so it was only fitting that the theme of the shower was “RnB Kinda Love,” a nod to the attorney’s love for all things musical. She told People back in early 2019 that she’s hoping to make music a focal point of their destination wedding. “My vision is to bring two cultures together,” she said. “This is two families coming together, and that is the one thing that I am a stickler to: I want that music to be represented, I want those traditions, and whatever else his mother-in-law tells me is part of the tradition that is part of the culture to be there.”
What would a proper bridal shower be without some delicious noms? Chef Danielle Sobel delivered, offering up a tantalizing array of goodies for Lindsay and her guests, including roasted shishito peppers, karaage, and a little gem hearts salad to start; an option of roasted cabbage, rocky chicken breast, and rock cod as a main; and a trio of desserts—spiced apple cake, a tuzo tart, and a molten chocolate cake.
The signature drink of the afternoon was The Abasolo, an obvious nod to Lindsay’s soon-to-be husband, Bryan Abasolo.
Lindsay and her gal pals played a number of fun bridal shower games ranging from the more classic—how well do guests know the bride?—to the more modern (guessing wedding sayings based on emojis used in the description). Guests were also invited to snap fun polaroid images and write notes of well wishes and date night suggestions to the bride and groom-to-be in a photo guest book. Naturally, Lindsay’s guests also showered her with gifts ranging from lingerie to heartfelt letters and the like.
THE PARTY FAVORS
Lindsay got creative with the party favors for her guests, which included jars of jelly beans as a nod to the groom since “Bryan’s ready for this Jelly.”