Rachel Lindsay Dishes New Details on Her Wedding to Bryan Abasolo (Including the Guest List!)
Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay hasn’t set a date for her upcoming wedding to fiancé Brian Abasolo, but she is making plans. Last week, she revealed that she would be ditching the traditional gown for something much more suited to her own style, and now she’s sharing some of her thoughts on the guest list.
Spilling the details to Us Weekly, the 32-year-old said that she and her bae have definitely considered which Bachelor Nation stars will be on the invite list for the big day. In fact, she’s reserving two full rows of seats for them.
“My new thing is that I think we’re going to have a couple of rows,” Lindsay explained. “A row dedicated to the girls from [The Bachelor] and a front row for my sorority sisters. He’s got the same thing, [a row for] Bachelorette guys, [and a row for] fraternity guys.”
The bride-to-be definitely bonded with a lot of women from her debut season on the franchise with Nick Viall. Several of them, including Danielle Lombard, Alexis Waters, Dominique Alexis, and Whitney Fransway, were at her recent engagement party.
As for the groom’s side, there are plenty of men who competed alongside him for Lindsay’s heart who would surely love to be at the ceremony, including Dean Unglert, Eric Bigger, Adam Gottschalk (who would likely show up with GF Raven Gates), and Peter Kraus. (Okay, maybe *he* wouldn’t be so keen to show up.)
As for who will be standing by her side when she says “I do,” the Dallas native has decided that it’s probably best to stick with family. “I don’t want to offend anyone with bridesmaids, so I think I’m just going with my sisters,” she explained to Us Weekly.
One thing she hasn’t quite decided is whether to share the nuptials with fans of the reality series. “That we don’t know,” she admitted. “We know that we want it to be next year. We haven’t, like, started seeking out if we want to do it on television yet.”
In fact, there’s even a slight chance that she might throw it all up in the air and run off with Abasolo for something more spontaneous. “Honestly, I could elope with Bryan tomorrow,” she told Us Weekly. “It’s so funny because my mom texted me the other day and she goes, ‘Secretly I would love for you to just elope.'”
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)