Gretchen Says She’Ll Design Her Own Gown

Real Housewives of Orange County's Gretchen Rossi shows off her new swimsuits for LUXE by Lisa Vogel and talks about her plans to marry longtime boyfriend Slade Smiley.

Gretchen Rossi Wedding Ring

After four years of dating, Real Housewives' Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley are finally ready to tie the knot!

The couple got engaged in April after she proposed to him, and we hear the special moment will be shown soon on RHOC.

However, they haven’t set a wedding date yet and Gretchen told SheKnows that may be because she has bigger plans for the future.

“We haven’t selected the date or location yet, but we have been talking a lot about it lately,” said Rossi. “I’m not sure if a baby or wedding will come first, but either way we look forward to all the planning.”

One thing she has started thinking about, though, is her dress for the big day.

“I can promise I will be very involved in the design process!” she told SheKnows. “I'm sure I'll have a few different styles throughout the night.”

But before she starts designing her wedding gown, Gretchen has a new set of creations to focus on: her collaboration with LUXE by Lisa Vogel for SwimSpot.

Gretchen Christine for LUXE by Lisa Vogel

“I love designing and creating and so Lisa and I decided to use two of her most popular styles for a look, and then we created the tie-side and triangle-top from scratch,” said Gretchen. “We then added a hint of glamour and Gretchen Christine flair with the Swarovski crystals and embellishments.”

The suits have been featured on this season of RHOC, and Gretchen even gifted Tamra Barney one for her bachelorette trip to Puerto Vallarta.

“Heather and I gave Tamra a custom-made suit for her bachelorette party, blinged with Swarovski crystals that said 'Mrs. Judge' on the bottom,” Gretchen told us. “She loved it!”

Though Gretchen and Tamra have been RHOC besties for the past two seasons, the girls seemed to have a falling out recently. But Rossi was still present at Tamra’s wedding on June 15.

“Her style and the day itself were both absolutely gorgeous,” Gretchen told us.

The ceremony will be shown on Bravo in a three-episode series titled Tamra’s OC Wedding, starting on Sept. 2.

While weddings and babies may be a big focus for Gretchen, right now she just wants to enjoy the summer.

“We're heading to Bass Lake with my family for the 4th of July to enjoy the lake, mountain bike and get some R&R,” said Gretchen. “I can't wait to wear all my new suits!”

Check out the entire line of Gretchen Christine for LUXE by Lisa Vogel line here.

Photo credit: Tai Urban/WENN

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