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’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.)”
Hartsock, a bridal stylist for eight years in Southern California, has designed her own wedding dress, having teamed up with Maggie Sottero designs.
Desiree is also launching her own line of wedding dresses – a combination of Art Deco and modern – with Sottero, along with her own jewelry line.
Siegfried, like Dorfman’s fiance Josh Murray, is a former professional baseball player (he pitched for four years in the minors) who now works in finance.
Take note, guys who enjoyed a minor league baseball career but couldn’t make it to the big leagues so they got a real job but haven’t landed a hot brunette yet.
Des and Chris are also returning to reality TV, albeit briefly. The two will apparently be visiting Bachelor in Paradise this season to serve as couples’ “love doctors.”
“We seem to have an immense amount of expertise with this relationship thing,” jokes Siegfried, who says they agreed to that brief role to help out.
Whether the wedding goes down in January or a little later, on TV or in private, it looks like the matchmaking show has another bona fide success story on its hands.