The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay Opens Up About Planning Non-Televised Wedding

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Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and her winner Bryan Abasolo have faded from the spotlight, but the couple are still going strong!

While many Bachelor nation couples don’t end up making it down the aisle, Lindsay recently revealed that she and Abasolo are stilling planning a wedding, but doing it a little differently after ABC didn’t offer them a televised wedding special.

“It just wasn’t offered to us, and that’s nothing personal. It’s like, scheduling, timing, money, all of that,” Lindsay said at WE tv’s Real Love: Relationship Reality TV’s Past, Present & Future panel in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “Now I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I have to plan this myself.’ And I’ve never been the girl who wanted to plan this huge major wedding. I wanted to wear pants. I wanted to go to a courthouse.”

Since wedding planning isn’t the easiest for Lindsay, she said that the couple have decided to “push back” their wedding date to give them more time. “Fingers crossed, the first half of 2019,”she revealed for when she hopes the wedding will happen.

“I want very small, family for sure, close friends,” she said. “I’m going to hurt a lot of feelings, but it’s going to be what we want.”

“I want to spend the rest of my life with a person, I’ve found that person, and I don’t think that I need to take a year to plan a wedding to show everybody that,” she continued.

Although they haven’t flaunted their love for cameras much past their time on season 13 of The Bachelorette, Lindsay added that their relationship is stronger than ever. “The way we found love, okay, that was public, but the way that we continue our love is very close-knit to us,” Lindsay said. “It’s goofy, it’s silly, it’s honest, it’s open. We are very much so a yin and yang.”

“I’m a lot. I’m a big personality. I’m animated,” she continued. “That’s what dramatic people like to say, and he is reserved and such a good balance for me. I’m a big personality, but he checks me when I need to be checked, and we just vibe in a way that I can’t explain.”

She added that they sometimes have to spend time apart because of their separate hectic schedules, but they make the most of their time together. “A perfect date night for us is staying indoors, ordering food, having a drink, being there with our dog, and just doing things away from everybody else,” she said. “And we have great sex, I’m sorry. We do. We’re very passionate people, I think you saw that between us on the show, and it’s just important to keep that alive.”


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