Rachel Lindsay, the first Black star of ABC’s The Bachelorette, is getting ready to walk down the aisle and marry her fiancé Bryan Abasolo. The couple has been engaged since August 2017, and despite some delays in their wedding planning, it looks like their summer 2019 ceremony is still on.
Today, the couple recently released their beautiful engagement shoot near New York City’s famous Brooklyn Bridge. Lindsay looks bright and bubbly as ever in a tangerine-colored gown while Abasolo rocks a dark blue pinstripe suit. Lindsay and Abasolo shared several photos overlooking the picturesque Brooklyn boardwalk.
In December 2018, Lindsay told Entertainment Tonight that their original plans to have a made-for-TV Winter wedding didn’t quite pan out. “I have to be honest – I’m so excited and ready to marry Bryan that we were a little bit too antsy in what we wanted to do,” she admits. “We want to get married, but planning a wedding is hard. And now that I realize it’s not going to be on TV, I actually have to start putting things in motion…I would love to get married in the first half of 2019.”
Abasolo relocated to Dallas to be with Lindsay following the show, but the couple just moved again – this time to his hometown, Miami. “It just shows the reciprocity that we have — not that he ever doubted that, but sometimes actions speak louder than words,” Lindsay told Hollywood Life. “I felt like it was really important for him to see that, ‘Okay, now let me pick up and support you.’”
The couple also just revealed their wedding registry with The Knot, comprised of kitchen must-haves, bed and bath accessories, and a honeymoon fund. When asked about their favorite items on the registry the couple listed a Vitamix Exploreian Blender for their love of all things juicing, and Dyson cord-free vacuum.
In a statement on The Knot Registry, Lindsay teases an August wedding date with a location somewhere in the Caribbean. “I want the big party,” says. “And so now we’re closer to where…Bryan still has a lot of family in Colombia, so they can come too. So, it’s like mixing these two cultures together.”