Lauren Burnham has wedding gowns and onesies on her mind. The 26-year-old, who will exchange wedding vows with Arie Luyendyk Jr. on January 12, revealed she wants kids right away.
“I want babies soon,” the Bachelor alum told Us Weekly at The Knot Gala in New York City on Monday, October 8. The reality TV personality has been open about her urge to reproduce. Back in July, she wrote on his Instagram Story: “Can we have babies yet?”
The salesperson and 37-year-old race car driver got engaged during ABC’s After the Final Rose episode in March — and have been busy planning their Hawaiian nuptials. Luyendyk Jr. told Us on Monday that the celebration will take place at the Haiku Mill in Maui, a historical venue famed for its hanging vines and lush gardens.
“It’s not your typical beach wedding,” the season 22 Bachelor explained. “It’s an old sugar mill so it has a lot of history and a lot of greenery. It’s going to be intimate and very classy.”
Burnham will walk down the aisle in a Hayley Paige dress. “We’re still working on the finishing touches,” she told Us. As for Luyendyk Jr., he will wear a tuxedo.
Though the couple were happy to be in NYC, they are also looking forward to getting back to their new home in Phoenix, Arizona. “It’s absolutely beautiful. It’s got a modern-rustic farmhouse feel,” Burnham gushed. Added Luyendyk Jr.: “We took our time furnishing it to both our tastes and I think it’s awesome.”
Burnham relocated from Virginia to live with her fiancé. “She moved to Arizona and I felt like we needed a place of our own,” he told Us. “It’s really cool.”
Both are looking forward to exploring local hiking trails and dining al fresco. “It’s finally starting to cool down,” Burnham told Us. “It’s been so hot here in the summer, so it’s hard to be outside at all. But the winter is going to be perfect.”
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