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It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis’s sexy accent and shirtless body serious search for love and the epic SeanCat wedding — but don’t forget about Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried!

The Bachelorette’s reigning couple are still knocking their love out of the park (get it, because he played baseball?), and planning their own big day. We’re expecting to hear some updates from the sweetly low-key Seattle couple this Sunday in The Bachelor: Love Stories special, but when Des has breaking wedding news, you better believe she’s not waiting for TV.

“I can't wait to share some exciting news about my wedding dress tomorrow!” she tweeted on January 14. “Stay tuned.. 👰 #mydreamweddingdress” So we stayed tuned. And — just as promised — she updated today:  “The Breaking news! I will be pairing up w/ @maggiesottero to design my wedding dress & an exclusive collection of gowns! #DreamsDoComeTrue.”

Credit: Reality Steve/Facebook/Twitter Photo: Brooks Forester and Desiree Hartsock’s Date on The Bachelorette 2013

Exciting! So she’s not just getting one wedding dress — she’s helping to create an entire collection. That’s the spirit!

As you know, Des was already a bridal stylist when we met her on Sean Lowe’s season. She has a whole "Bridal" section on her website, and a link for custom dress design by Desiree. She practically has a PhD in wedding dress design, so our expectations for her own gown are high.

Who is this Maggie Sottero? According to the official site, Maggie Sottero Designs was established in 1997 and is now “one of the most recognized and sought after bridal gown manufacturers in the world.” The brand has “redefined couture bridal fashion with its commitment to impeccable styling and incomparable fit at an affordable price.” There are design studios in Sydney, Australia, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Maggie Sottero's site has several features that Des might be reading as we speak, including "How to Find the Perfect Wedding Dress for Your Body Type" and "Sleeves are in this wedding season. Learn more about this popular trend."

Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Desiree Hartsock Picks Kate Mara's Dress For Bridal Style

Des has her own style ideas, obviously, and just recently she hinted to some wedding-wear when blogging about Golden Globes fashions. “A few of my favorites have to be the wedding worthy styles along with the chic and elegant looks of the bold, solid colored gowns.” You can pair her choices there with some of her own Bridal page shout-outs to try and get an early feel for where she might be headed.

A source close to Chris and Des recently told Wetpaint Entertainment they are now eyeing next winter as a possible wedding date, so that may be when we see this dress in action. “Both the next seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will have aired, leaving the spotlight wide open for Des and Chris to have the TV wedding of their dreams.” We would certainly be thrilled to see that!

Are you excited to see Des’s wedding dress design — and her full collection? Don’t forget to see more of Des and Chris this Sunday in the “Love Stories” special!

Sources: Twitter, DesireeHartsock.com, MaggieSottero.com


Gina Carbone is a Contributing Writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!