First, Bachelor Ben Flajnik and fiancée Courtney Robertson were spotted checking out gowns while sitting front and center at a bridal fashion show in NYC. A week later, a smiling Courtney tweeted a photo of herself with celebrity jeweler Neil Lane – the guy who designed her engagement ring and will mostly likely do her and Ben’s wedding bands if and when the time comes. Now, we’ve learned that Ben and Courtney are headed to Las Vegas for the weekend.
What gives? Is the newly-engaged twosome planning to tie the knot in Sin City, a la Britney Spears?
Not quite. Although it may look like the couple has been prepping for quickie nuptials, an insider informs us there’s an innocent explanation for everything.
The dresses: It turns out, Courtney is old friends with a pair of designers showing at the Kleinfeld Bridal show in NYC. Courtney and Ben attended the event to show their support – nothing more, nothing less. As Ben himself said, wedding dresses aren’t on the couple’s radar right now.
The ring: Rather than checking out wedding bands, it turns out Courtney went to Neil Lane to have her engagement ring sized. With a rock like that on her finger, she wanted to make sure it doesn’t slip off!
Finally, the weekend in Las Vegas is about partying, not betrothing. They’re holing up in Sin City to host a bash at Pure nightclub in Caesar’s Palace.
As Courtney herself recently told Wetpaint Entertainment, she and Ben are having a ball taking things slow and steady. Now that the spotlight is off them and focused on Emily Maynard’s season, Courtney and Ben want to enjoy themselves and have a little fun.
Can’t say we blame them!