Bachelor in Paradise alum Kendall Long has revealed her wedding plans with fiance Mitchell "Mitch" Sagely.

Kendall, who competed on Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor and multiple editions of Bachelor in Paradise, announced in late October that she'd be moving to Germany with Mitch for his job as an aerospace engineer, and then the couple got engaged in late November.


Kendall and Mitch -- who are both from California -- have since moved into an AirBnB together in Germany, and they plan to live there for the next two years.

"I want to have [our wedding] back home just with family, so either we can plan something where we'll come back -- but it seems kind of difficult to do that while we're abroad -- so we're thinking around the time when we get back, maybe in a couple years," Kendall revealed.

"Also because our grandparents, we really want them to join as well. So yeah, we're thinking maybe a couple-year engagement -- until we tie the knot, officially."

Kendall said she doesn't really have a list of must-haves for her wedding day.

"I feel like the most important thing to me is having a fun time, having friends and family there, and yeah, just making it close," Kendall explained.

"I used to be an assistant wedding photographer, so I've been to a lot of weddings. And what I've noticed is that a lot of the time you get so caught up in capturing little moments, and I almost feel the bride and groom are pulled from one place to another for a photo-op."

She added, "I don't really want it to be like that, so structured... That's the only thing I kind of have in mind for the wedding."

Kendall shared how her twin sister Kylie Long "definitely approves of Mitch."

"With our first date, at first [my sister] was like, 'Who is this guy who's taking you away at Christmas -- the day after Christmas?!'" Kendall recalled.

"But then she has grown to love him, and Mitch... loves listening and giving advice and interacting with everyone, which is another reason why I'm like, 'This guy is great!' He loves getting into conversations with my friends and family."


Kendall gushed of her fiance, "Obviously I'm very biased, but he's the best man in the world."

Kendall said Mitch is "an adventurer" and a "big kid, who just likes to have fun and play around." She shared how there is "a playful element" to their relationship.

Kendall is also looking forward to enjoying her first Christmas with Mitch, whom she met through mutual friends in December 2021 at a volleyball game. Their first date was the day after Christmas last year, and Kendall confirmed that Mitch had made the first move and they "clicked" and felt "a lot of chemistry" right off the bat.

"Being away from our families on the holidays is going to be incredibly difficult... But I'm excited. I'm excited to have my first Christmas with Mitch and we're newly engaged and it's going to be really cute," Kendall gushed.

When Kendall announced her engagement last month, she wrote on Instagram, "It's always been a HECK YES with you Mitch. I love your brain, I love your family, I pretty much just love every single thing about you! So incredibly over the moon that we get to start our epic adventure together in a new country."

She added, "I've heard love explained to me by my parents and was scared I would never experience something so wonderful. But with you, love is so much better than I could have ever imagined it to be. I feel so lucky and I can't wait to officially be a Sagely."

Mitch asked Kendall to be his girlfriend on Valentine's Day in February 2022, and then Kendall went Instagram official with Mitch in April and bragged about how she was "in love."

Kendall agreed to move to Germany -- before she got engaged -- even though she had repeatedly refused to give Chicago, IL, a chance with her ex-boyfriend Joe Amabile, which resulted in the Bachelor in Paradise couple splitting up.


Kendall had dated Joe for nearly two years before they broke up in January 2020.

Kendall and Joe fell in love on Bachelor in Paradise's fifth season in 2018, and then they moved in together in Los Angeles in April 2019.

Kendall and Joe attempted to remain friends after calling it quits in 2020, but Kendall previously explained their breakup was difficult for her because they never fell out of love; it was logistics that broke them apart.

Kendall said she wanted to continue living in Los Angeles, but Joe hoped to move back to his hometown of Chicago to be near his loved ones.

"What happened was we broke up, we fought... we had our differences... but then I came back to [Los Angeles] four months after and I was pushing to have that conversation," Joe recalled on Bachelor in Paradise last summer.

"You were pushing to have me move to Chicago," Kendall argued with Joe.

"I was pushing to have you try -- yeah," Joe clarified, "to come move to the city where I grew up in, where my friends and family are. I think if you just would've tried, we could've figured something out."

Kendall said things probably would've ended the same way regardless because she had made it clear from the start of their relationship that moving away from her hometown was "a dealbreaker" for her.

"I wasn't going to change my mind and I think you were hoping I would," Kendall said on the show last year.

"Your thing was that you didn't want to move anywhere for a man... I should've been more than just 'a man' at that point, and we could've tried it," Joe pointed out.

Once Kendall and Joe worked through a "messy" reunion and found the closure they needed, Joe pursued a relationship with Serena Pitt on Bachelor in Paradise's seventh season.

"If she really wanted me back," Joe said of Kendall on the ABC reality series, "she should have told me before I got here and before I started this. Because I really, really loved her."

Kendall ultimately decided to quit the show because she said it was too difficult to watch Joe with Serena and her feelings for Joe registered as painful realizations that she wasn't over him. She didn't want to sacrifice her mental and emotional well-being to stay on the show.

Joe is currently married to Serena, whom he wed in late October, and the couple is living together in New York City.


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