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Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins’ Engagement Photos Are a Malibu Dream Come True

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

This is what dreams are made of. Bachelor Ben Higgins and his fiancee, Lauren Bushnell, recently took their engagement photos at a famed vineyard in Malibu, California, where celebrity weddings are frequently situated.

This week, the stars of Freeform’s Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? are generating interest after what appears to be an unexpected curveball in wedding planning, but their love for each other remains evident in their engagement photos. The photographer behind the sun-soaked images, Valorie Darling, shares an exclusive set with The Knot. Take a look at the Saddlerock Ranch-based shoot below!

The future spouses appeared right at home at the historic venue, which features 1,000 acres of lush greenery, rolling hills, manicured trees, white fences, rose gardens, and sweeping views of mountains.

Saddlerock is famously the site of numerous high-profile celebrity weddings, including Nikki Reed’s rustic nuptials to Ian Somerhalder. Reed and Somerhalder got married in 2015, before 130 of their closest pals at the venue’s Chateau Le Dome location.

Future bride Bushnell, 25, wore a dreamy dress by The Jetset Diaries from designer rental company The Stylist LA. She accessorized the light piece in select photos with a wreath crown by The Crown Collective.

On Instagram, Bushnell shared additional shots and wrote, “I’m just going to keep em comin because I feel like I’m in a@taylorswift music video and that is where dreams come true.”

Last month, the couple attended The Knot Gala in NYC, and revealed exclusive details about life after The Bachelor. “I am more of a creative person,” said Bushnell, who runs a blog called Sparkle In Her Eye. “I’ve always loved design, I’ve always loved fashion. Style. Being a flight attendant kept me away from that, so [the show] has allowed me to explore other passions that I didn’t know were possible… I haven’t taken advantage of every single opportunity that’s thrown our way, but there are some that are really awesome and I’m exploring and the blog — it’s been great.”

Higgins added: “We’re keeping our eyes and ears open because you never know what’s going to pop up. We didn’t expect to do a season on our own. I didn’t expect to be The Bachelor.”

For the latest on the couple’s wedding planning process, tune in to Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? on Freeform on Tuesday, November 15, at 8 p.m. ET.

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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.