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One year ago this week, The Bachelorette star Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried got engaged on the show after he earned her coveted final rose.

Now, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray own the majority of that spotlight, but the fire still burns between Des and Chris, who are still together and happy.

And getting married this winter!

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Smile

Desiree Hartsock's bridal shower was held in Hollywood last weekend, and upon her return to Seattle, where they now live, they dished on their plans.

They are aiming for this coming January, Hartsock and Siegfried say, and are "thinking an intimate wedding with about 125 people,” according to Chris.

Will ABC air it? The two are open to that as well. “We are up for sharing it,” says Siegfried. “Our entire love story unfolded in front of (millions of viewers.)”

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The Bachelor stars Desiree Hartsock and fiance Chris Siegfried have bonded with fellow alumni Jason and Molly Mesnick since her move to Seattle.

It's not just an ABC-driven friendship of convenience, either: Des and Chris attended the first birthday party for Jason and Molly's daughter, Riley!

Their adorable daughter Riley, we should say.

Desiree, Chris, Molly and Jason
Molly and Jason Mesnick celebrate daughter Riley's first birthday with Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried.

Jason and Molly, who didn't win her season but famously got together with him on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special after he dumped Melissa Rycroft, made it last.

Their little girl's milestone last weekend was a big birthday party at their house attended by about 100 family and friends, including Desiree Hartsock and her man.

"I loved seeing Riley interact with all of our friends and family during the party," said Molly, who celebrated her fourth anniversary with Jason on February 27.

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Dreams do come true. At least 10-20 percent of the time.

Fans know that a final rose does not guarantee a lifetime of happiness, but The Bachelor has produced some couples that have stood the test of time. At least lately.

And with Juan Pablo Galavis' season in full swing, ABC caught us up on some of its recent success stories as part of its "Juan-uary" series of Sunday specials.

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are set to tie the knot next weekend. They were one of the duos featured on The Bachelor: Bachelor Love Stories last night.

The others:

Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum
Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette.

  • Trista Rehn married fireman Ryan Sutter in a ceremony that was televised in 2003. Still the gold standard for the show, over a decade later.
  • Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried. The most recent Bachelorette picked Chris at the end of Season 9 last year. They're still engaged.
  • Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum. After she chose J.P. on The Bachelorette Season 7 finale, Ashley married J.P. in December 2012.
  • Molly and Jason Mesnick. Jason was engaged to Melissa Rycroft, but dumped her for runner-up (and now-wife) Molly on the After the Final Rose special. Close enough.

Will Juan Pablo end up in the success or failure column? The Bachelor spoilers shed some light on that if you're interested ... but the odds are not good.

That's like five success stories in like 27 seasons. Just saying.

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Are Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried upset at having to put off their dream wedding - at least if they want it on TV - because of Sean Lowe?

Chris Siegfried and Desiree Hartsock Engagement

The Bachelorette starlet, who accepted Chris' proposal just a few months after Sean sent her packing on The Bachelor, is on cloud nine these days.

At least she wants us to believe that, no matter many critics have been shutting down her relationship. Des is always one to stick up for herself.

The latest hiccup in their relationship comes not from Twitter gossip, however, but from planning their special day and whether to have it on ABC.

Hartsock and Siegfried initially showed interest in a summer wedding, however, it appears they will have to wait a bit longer before tying the knot.

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Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried may be the cheesiest couple in The Bachelorette - nay, TV - history, but reports of their demise are greatly exaggerated.

Desiree, Chris Pic

When it comes to courtship, and working on their relationship the engaged duo seems to be doing things right, whether you think it's too public or not. 

They flirt online back and forth, try new things with each other, spent quality time together, and build a life that's their own - including mutual friends.

On that front, they recently went on a date with Jason and Molly Mesnick!

Sorry ... it was "family dinner," as Desiree Hartsock called it on Twitter.

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