"Bryan is Colombian, I'm black, and it is very important that the wedding reflects both of that," Rachel Lindsay told PEOPLE of her and fiancé Bryan Abasolo
“We have a date, we just haven’t officially released it,” Lindsay told PEOPLE at the Los Angeles premiere of What Men Want on Monday. “It will be a destination wedding and it will be toward the end of summer, that’s the biggest hint that I can give.”
“We’re excited, and now I have to hurry up because it’s just six months away,” she continued. “I have to start picking out a dress. I won’t have bridesmaids, but now we’re getting the list. I wanted 50 people, and it’s already at 150, so it’s bigger than I would like for it to be, but that’s okay.”
Lindsay has hired wedding planner Michael Russo and said she’s “letting him take the reigns.”
“I’m just putting a list together, a little detail, and letting him take control of it,” she said. “I’m not a bridezilla. I don’t have colors, I don’t have flowers, I’m just like, ‘Let’s get it done!’ ”
And while the former Bachelorette admitted she originally wanted a simple courthouse wedding, she’s glad the couple will be able to merge their cultures with slightly more elaborate nuptials.
“Bryan is Colombian, I’m black, and it is very important that the wedding reflects both of that, even into the reception,” she said. “I want to bring some Colombian traditions. A lot of his family from Colombia will be there, because the wedding will be at a location much closer to Colombia.”
Lindsay said the music will be her main focus.
“My vision is to bring two cultures together,” she said. “This is two families coming together, and that is the one thing that I am a stickler to: I want that music to be represented, I want those traditions, and whatever else his mother-in-law tells me is part of the tradition that is part of the culture to be there.”
“I have found love in a very untraditional way and we want to share our journey with people,” she added. “And so that’s why it has become bigger than I would like, but it is a beautiful thing.”