During the seventh season of Bachelor in Paradise, Mari Pepin and Kenny Braasch fell head over heels in love. Their romance weathered some bumps in the road while filming in Mexico, and the two got engaged during the finale. The pair have remained stable and strong ever since, and recently revealed some details about their upcoming nuptials. They now live together in Chicago, Illinois, where he lived prior to filming. They adopted a dog together not long ago and seem to be pretty much in sync with their wedding planning as well.
Here’s what you need to know:
Mari Pepin & Kenny Braasch have chosen a wedding date
Pepin and Braasch previously shared that their serious wedding planning would only begin after completing some beauty pageant commitments. Braasch had encouraged his fiancée to enter the Miss World pageant in Puerto Rico and she had to remain single to be eligible. Now that she has fulfilled her pageant obligations, she is free to get married. The plan early on was to get married in Puerto Rico, where Pepin is originally from, and that plan hasn’t changed.
Braasch and Pepin spoke to them recently bachelor nation and shared some updates. She explained that she’s done with pageants now and “I’m concentrating on wedding planning!” Though the Bachelor in Paradise stars are in the early stages of the planning process, they’ve finalized some key aspects of their wedding. They’ve picked a date for their November 2023 wedding and narrowed their list of possible venues to four or five locations. They plan to travel to Puerto Rico within a few weeks to view the venues in person and make a decision.
The ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ couple is making progress with their plans
Braasch shared that the Puerto Rico wedding would be “a little smaller with the family,” adding that the couple would be planning a larger celebration in Chicago afterward. However, Pepin warned that her fiancé might “understate the size a little for the Puerto Rican wedding because my family will be showing up in droves.” I think we’ll have at least 100.” She added that they would be inviting some Bachelor Nation friends to the event in Chicago, and their dogs would also be attending both events. Pipin tells ET online She thought her plan to hold events in Puerto Rico and Chicago was “a good middle ground.”
Pepin has designed dresses and has a friend who will be making a custom dress for her Puerto Rican wedding. The “Bachelor in Paradise” star has already chosen a dress for her wedding reception in Chicago. Braasch shared that while he’ll probably go quite traditional in a black tuxedo, he’ll also add a touch of his personality by wearing “Jordans instead of dress shoes”!
The couple admitted they experienced sticker shock planning the wedding because everything was so expensive, and Braasch joked that that’s why he wasn’t necessarily all that involved in planning the Puerto Rico portion of their wedding. They know they want a good photo booth, but it seems a lot of other features are still in the works. The ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ stars have shared a lot about their relationship’s progress since falling in love, and fans will be excited to see their nuptials finally come together.
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