Michelle Young and her fiancé Nayte Olukoya have given an update on their wedding plans.
In a recent interview, the couple got engaged in the season 18 finale of “The Bachelorette” revealed last fall that they are still in a long-distance relationship while planning their wedding.
Young, 28, works as a school teacher and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while Olukoya, 27, is a sales manager in Austin, Texas.
Here’s what you need to know:
Michelle Young announced she’s going to have a big wedding – but it doesn’t sound like it’s going to happen this year
In an interview in April 2022 with us weeklyYoung made it clear that she won’t settle for a small wedding when a pandemic is still at play.
“Nayte and I know so many different people and we have such big families and that’s a big part of it [our planning process]’ she told the outlet. “And so coming out of a pandemic… one thing that both of us can’t imagine is having a small wedding and so we want to make sure we’re totally clear about that so that it’s not even a stress on us .”
“And then, [we want to have] warm weather [on our wedding day]’ she added, which could be another indication that the as yet unplanned wedding will not take place this year.
In a previous interview With the outlet earlier this year, the couple announced their wedding won’t happen until “summer,” but it was unclear if they meant the summer of 2022.
“We said summer,” Olukoya said. “We haven’t set a schedule.”
“We really talked about them [summer] season,” Young added. “But what I can say is we both have so many friends and family and just people that we want to attend that day, so a pandemic wedding isn’t something we’re really looking at. It’s going to happen, it’s going to be warm, but we know that so far.”
Michelle Young & Nayte Olukloya previously teased that they wanted a short engagement
Shortly after their engagement played out on The Bachelorette season finale, the couple teased that the wedding was “coming.”
“Well, we’re definitely getting ready to start looking for dates for a wedding,” Olukoya said Hollywood Life in December 2021. “But right now we are not on TV anymore. Now we’re on vacation, New Year’s Eve, we’re looking for a house, but the wedding will definitely come.”
When she first opened up about the wedding plans, the pandemic didn’t seem to be an issue in an interview with peopleYoung gushed that she and her fiancé were “so excited to start our life together” and not waiting to get married.
“I’m excited to pack up my stuff and see what Minnesota is like,” Olukoya said at the time. “I’m all in. And I’m excited! We’re both leaning toward a summer wedding.”
“Planning is picking up speed,” added the former Bachelorette star. “Not a shadow for anyone who wants a long engagement, but we’re not. We say cool, you’re my person, I’m your person. We are ready.”
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