If your dream proposal includes being dressed to perfection in a floor length sparkly gown, a stunning Neil Lane diamond ring on your finger, and a professional film crew there to catch every moment of the proposal, you're probably not the only one. In fact, over the last 20 seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette many proposals have taken place this way. For countless viewers, this is their dream proposal. But for bride-to-be and former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe however, not so much.
"We used the show to meet each other and find each other, but we really started dating after the show," Bristowe, who got engaged to Shawn Booth last summer, said. The bride-to-be revealed to Us Weekly that Booth is actually planning a second proposal — away from the spotlight.
"When I pictured a guy proposing to me, I don't picture knowing it's coming and cameras," Bristow said. "I want to be surprised— I'm not going to say how I want it because I don't know. But just being surprised and having that emotion, like, 'Oh, my God!'" Bristowe has always played by her own rules so it's no shock she's shaking things up with a second proposal.
"We only knew each other for ten weeks before I proposed," Booth points out. "We're both normal people and the most normal thing we can do is wait." Okay Booth does make a good point, but that doesn't mean we aren't still anxiously awaiting their walk down the aisle.
The pair has been taking things slow since the show ended (well as slow as you can take your relationship when it starts with an engagement ring), only recently deciding to move-in together. They've even created their own celebrity couple name. "We call ourselves the Boothstowes," the former Bachelorette explained to People. "But when I get married, I'm going to take his name. I'm not a traditional person, but when it comes to that, I like the idea of being traditional. I think it's romantic."
Although we think Kaitlyn Boothstowe does have a nice ring to it if the bride and groom decide to stick with it!