Vicki Gunvalson and her fiancé, Steve Lodge, celebrated their engagement at a party thrown by the reality personality’s Real Housewives of Orange County costars Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador — which came shortly after they taped their season 14 finale.
“Thanks to @tamrajudge and @shannonbeador for hosting such an [sic] beautiful engagement party for @stevelodge_oc and I,” Gunvalson, 57, captioned a series of pictures on Saturday, May 18, that showed the guests of honor surrounded by friends. “We loved every minute of it. I’m still trying to learn the 2step. #season14, #finalparty #engagementparty.”
The epic bash was thrown at the beautiful Coto Valley Country Club and was decorated with gorgeous pink and white roses and greenery. In one photo, Gunvalson and Lodge — who announced their engagement in late April — could be seen gazing into each other’s eyes about to embrace in a kiss.
The bride-to-be even had an outfit change during the all-out celebration, which included partygoers rocking their best country outfits, including cowboy hats and boots. Gunvalson, meanwhile, stunned in a backless white gown at one point, and then changed into a lace ensemble.
The day prior, Gunvalson, Judge, 51, and Beador, 55, shared photos of themselves full of excitement after wrapping a long season of filming the hit Bravo show.
“That’s a wrap! Time to detox & relax,” Judge captioned a Boomerang photo, which Beador reposted to her page.
However, it’s still uncertain if Gunvalson will star in the upcoming season, or simply be a featured friend. A source confirmed to Us Weekly on Friday, May 17, that she did not take part in the official cast photo shoot, furthering speculation that she won’t be a key member. “Vicki was not included in the group cast photos and they shot multiple options,” the insider told Us, adding that she was “on set” during the promotional shoot.
After rumors first swirled in February that she will be a featured friend, Gunvalson tweeted: “Unless you hear it from me, then it’s simply a rumor. I am in negotiations.” (She is the only RHOC cast member who has starred in the show since the premiere episode in 2006.)
Shortly after Gunvalson announced news of her engagement via Instagram, the reality star opened up to Us Weekly about her wedding plans.
“We might do it in Puerto Vallarta, might do it in our backyard, might do it in a winery, we are all over the place. Might just do us and our kids, might just do a big wedding,” she gushed to Us at the time. “You know, we’ve been married before so I don’t really know what we’re going to do. We’re kind of just trying to enjoy this time right now and then we’ll see.”
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