Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas has revealed her unique wedding plans – Western meets Disney!
“We are in full planning right now and can’t wait,” the 29-year-old bride-to-be says in the latest edition of Star.
In the exclusive interview DeAnna tells how she can’t wait to walk down the aisle to marry high school teacher Stephen Stagliano, 27, on Oct. 22.
And boy will she be walking down that aisle in style – donning cowboy boots as a tribute to her native Georgia.
“Stephen didn’t believe I was really going to wear cowboy boots under my wedding dress,” she says in Star. “But I am wearing a pair of Justin boots, and they are so cool. It’s part of my Southern heritage.”
DeAnna also reveals she plans to be a Southern princess too, wearing a Disney Princess–inspired gown by Alfred Angelo. “I just had my dress altered, so I’m ready,” she says.
After a few false starts in the love department — DeAnna was briefly engaged to Bachelorette contender Jesse Csincsak in 2008 — this time DeAnna says she knows it is going to work out.
The couple met after Stephen’s twin brother, current Bachelor Pad star Michael Stagliano, introduced them. “When I met Michael, I knew it would never work out,” DeAnna said. “I know I chose the right brother.”