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Rachel Lindsay Was MIA at Her Own Engagement Party This Weekend

We’ve known for some time now that The Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay’s season will culminate in an engagement, and thanks to her pal Astrid Loch, we may even know the man she’ll be saying her vows to. But while Lindsay is “very much so in love” and has been going on secret dates with her fiancé, she was noticeably absent from a beachfront engagement bash being thrown in her honor this weekend.

While Bachelor alums Lochs, Raven Gates, Danielle Lombard, Jasmine Goode, Sarah Vendal, and Alexis Waters were living it up at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, guest of honor Lindsay was mysteriously nowhere to be found.

“Celebrating @therachlindsay engagement without @therachlindsay,” Waters posted on Instagram.

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According to US Weekly, rather than ditching her gals, the reality star was the unfortunate victim of a stroke of bad luck, missing her flight to paradise. Nooooo!!!!

Still, it didn’t stop the ladies from making the best of the situation and living their best lives: Here’s Lochs lounging in the pool…

… and Waters “trying to be cool” as she spills Champagne down her face…

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…and yes, that’s Jasmine Good getting cheeky with some “cake by the ocean.”

While there’s no word if the 32-year-old will be joining her pals in Punta Cana at a later time, Lochs did tell Entertainment Tonight that there are still two more parties to come, both in Dallas and Miami (hint, hint)!

Here’s to hoping her future travels go more smoothly!

Have you ever missed your own party? Tell us over @BritandCo.

(h/t Elite Daily; photos via Michael Kovac + Gustavo Caballero/Getty)

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NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

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