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'Bachelorette' Desiree
Hartsock: "I Want a
Small, Intimate

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After spending two tumultuous seasons looking for love in the spotlight — previously appearing on Sean Lowe’s season of ABC’s The Bachelor and now starring on The BacheloretteDesiree Hartsock sits down with In Touch to dish on her future wedding plans.

“I care more about the marriage itself than an extravagant wedding,” Desiree reveals in the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now, “so I want it to be small and intimate.”

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Although the former bridal stylist insists she didn’t grow up fantasizing about a lavish dream wedding — “No, I haven’t been planning mine since I was a little girl” — the 27-year-old does have some plans in the works! Dishing on her self-designed dress and wedding location, Des tells In Touch: “It will be a vintage-inspired sheath gown with lace or beading,” adding, “I love destination weddings!”

Still unsure if her nuptials will be televised, Desiree can’t wait to go public with her love, gushing: “You have no idea [how excited I am]. I’ve been keeping this secret forever!”

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Sworn to secrecy on whose proposal she accepts on the Aug. 5 finale, the Northglenn, Colo., native says what she’s most looking forward to about tying the knot is “being with that person for the rest of my life. Knowing that they’re my best friend and we’re able to go through ups and downs and get through it together.”


For more from Desiree on her wedding and baby plans, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.