Rachel Lindsay, who appeared as The Bachelorette in 2017, is finalizing plans for her wedding to contestant Bryan Abasolo. The Dallas attorney, 33, will marry the Miami chiropractor, 38, in a destination wedding where they will be joined by family and friends.
On Monday, Lindsay posted an Instagram pic with her wedding planner, Michael Russo. "O-M-G It's happening! Wedding planner ✅," she wrote. "Thank you @mikierusso for making me a bride! I'm beyond excited. I can’t wait to take you all along this journey and share details with you. Countdown to making RnB official 👰🏾🤵🏻♥️ #summer2019 #rnb #bridetobe"
Russo, a renowned celebrity wedding planner, also shared the news on his Instagram page, saying they are "going to have a blast" arranging the wedding. Russo has helped plan the weddings of Kevin Jonas and Joey Fatone and has decorated the homes of Kathy Griffin and Shaquille O’Neal.
Lindsay and Abasolo got engaged on the season 13 finale of The Bachelorette and are planning a summer wedding, though the date has not yet been announced. The wedding is reportedly going to take place near Abasolo’s home country of Colombia. The couple plans on having upwards of 150 guests. Lindsay originally wanted to get married in a courthouse, but she has since scrapped those plans.
The former Bachelorette has also revealed that her wedding dress will be designed by Randi Rahm, who also designed the dress that she wore when Abasolo proposed to her. Rahm has also designed clothes for Beyoncé and Carrie Underwood.
Lindsay, who obtained her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, majored in kinesiology and sports management. She then earned her law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Before appearing on The Bachelorette, she worked at Cooper & Scully, P.C., a litigation firm with offices in Texas and California. She had also worked as a legislative intern for Texas State Senator Royce West and as an intern with the Milwaukee Bucks. In addition to her legal career, she has contributed to several ESPN programs including SportsCenter.
Abasolo is the CEO of Dr. Abs Lifestyle & Wellness. He was previously the Chiropractic Physician/Clinic Director of The Accident and Injury Team in Miami. He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Florida, and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
The couple hopes to start a family soon after they tie the knot. Abasolo would like to have twins, while Lindsay would like to have boys since she doesn’t have any brothers.