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When former Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock walks down the aisle this summer, she will do so in a custom wedding dress that she personally designed!

Desiree’s keeping her wedding date under wraps, but did admit to Us that she’s currently co-designing not one but two dresses with label Maggie Sottero.

A “timeless, yet surprising” silhouette for the vows and a “1920s-inspired” reception frock will mark the day in which she marries Chris Siegfried …

“I can’t wait for Chris to see me in all the dresses!” the bridal stylist, who moved from her native Colorado to Seattle to be with Siegfried, says of her man.

The Bachelorette beauty, who creates gowns for her clients from her home, didn’t start designing her own masterpiece until much later, she says.

“It feels like it was 10 years ago!” she says of her run on The Bachelorette, which followed Sean Lowe rejecting her in favor of now-wife Catherine Giudici.


Safe to say that worked out for the best for everyone involved.

“It’s funny if people bring up things that happened on the show, because it feels like it was a decade ago because we’re just living life now,” she says.

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“We’ll reminisce about Germany or what we did in Antigua,” Desiree Hartsock says, “but for the most part we’re just focusing on making new memories.”

That could include a somewhat surprising cutting of ties with reality TV.

While many Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants have televised their weddings on ABC, she remains undecided about the scale of her nuptials.

“I think I want it to be more low key than people expect – a small ceremony – and just the essentials,” she predicts. “I’m just excited to be designing my dress!”

As for Nikki Ferrell designing her dress for her wedding to Juan Pablo … we would bet a great deal of money against that scenario coming to fruition.