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Before the ‘I Do’s’: Heather Rae Young gives behind-the-scenes look at her wedding prep

Heather Rae Young took fans along for the ride as she got ready for her long-awaited wedding to Flip Or Flop’s Tarek El Moussa on Saturday in Santa Barbara, California.

From champagne on ice to an ultra glamorous ‘dress before THE dress,’ the 34-year-old Selling Sunset star did not skimp out on luxuries for her big day.

The couple officially tied the knot during an extravagant ceremony, which saw them kiss under a gorgeous floral gazebo just before the sunset on the sleepy beach town.

Preparations: Heather Rae Young took fans along for the ride as she got ready for her long-awaited wedding to Flip Or Flop’s Tarek El Moussa on Saturday in Santa Barbara, California

Sharing her posts to Instagram, Heather sat comfortably in a white silk gown while getting her hair and makeup done by a team of professionals ready to transform her into ‘Mrs. El Moussa.’ 

Her Lé Lauriér gown featured a plunging neckline and puffed sleeves with lace detailing on the wrists.

As she posed for photos with the designer Lauren Holovka, the real estate agent made sure to point out that her married initials ‘HEM’ were embroidered on the train.

As if one custom creation weren’t enough, the pajamas Heather donned in the early morning hours of her wedding day were made especially for her. 

Before the hair and makeup, Heather rocked a glowing makeup-free face as she thanked her Selling Sunset co-star Chrishell Stause for providing the champagn she’d been ‘saving’ 

Husband and wife: The couple officially tied the knot during an extravagant ceremony, which saw them kiss under a gorgeous floral gazebo just before the sunset on the sleepy beach town

Husband and wife: The couple officially tied the knot during an extravagant ceremony, which saw them kiss under a gorgeous floral gazebo just before the sunset on the sleepy beach town

A gown for getting ready: Her Lé Lauriér gown featured a plunging neckline and puffed sleeves with lace detailing on the wrists

A gown for getting ready: Her Lé Lauriér gown featured a plunging neckline and puffed sleeves with lace detailing on the wrists

Her bright blonde tresses were neatly styled in a chic low bun with a braid going across the top of her head and around the base of the bun.

Making sure her family and friends got the same five-star treatment, Heather had several other hairstylists and makeup artists on hand to get them gussied up for her walk down the aisle. 

She shared several videos of her mother in the makeup chair, as well as her mother-in-law. 

Neat: Her bright blonde tresses were neatly styled in a chic low bun with a braid going across the top of her head and around the base of the bun

Neat: Her bright blonde tresses were neatly styled in a chic low bun with a braid going across the top of her head and around the base of the bun

Details: As she posed for photos with the designer Lauren Holovka, the real estate agent made sure to point out that her married initials 'HEM' were embroidered on the train

Details: As she posed for photos with the designer Lauren Holovka, the real estate agent made sure to point out that her married initials ‘HEM’ were embroidered on the train

Heather presented each lady with a custom black robe, including Tarek’s 11-year-old daughter Taylor who looked eager to try hers on for size.

Tarek also uploaded his fair share of pre-wedding videos and snapshots.

The 40-year-old HGTV star gathered up his groomsmen for a pre-wedding pep talk and celebratory cheer. 

Pajama party: As if one custom creation weren't enough, the pajamas Heather donned in the early morning hours of her wedding day were made especially for her

Pajama party: As if one custom creation weren’t enough, the pajamas Heather donned in the early morning hours of her wedding day were made especially for her

He looked dapper in an all-black tux and wore his brunette hair neatly slicked back.

‘Let’s do this!’ he captioned one of his Instagram Story clips.

El Moussa later posed for a snapshot with his stepfather Robert Carroll, as well as another beaming groomsmen. 

Making memories: Tarek also uploaded his fair share of pre-wedding videos and snapshots

Making memories: Tarek also uploaded his fair share of pre-wedding videos and snapshots

Family: El Moussa later posed for a snapshot with his stepfather Robert Carroll

Family: El Moussa later posed for a snapshot with his stepfather Robert Carroll

Dapper: He looked dapper in an all-black tux and wore his brunette hair neatly slicked back

Dapper: He looked dapper in an all-black tux and wore his brunette hair neatly slicked back

Tarek and Heather kicked off their ‘wedding weekend’ on Thursday, which saw the pair venture from their home in Orange County to the affluent beach town of Santa Barbara.

The couple got engaged in July of 2020, just a little over a year after they started dating in July 2019.

It has been a whirlwind romance for Heather and Tarek, who famously moved in together after just a week of dating.

Whirlwind romance: It has been a whirlwind romance for Heather and Tarek, who famously moved in together after just a week of dating in July of 2019; seen in July

Whirlwind romance: It has been a whirlwind romance for Heather and Tarek, who famously moved in together after just a week of dating in July of 2019; seen in July

Engagement: The couple got engaged in July of 2020, just a little over a year after they started dating in July 2019

Engagement: The couple got engaged in July of 2020, just a little over a year after they started dating in July 2019

Prior to Heather, Tarek was married to his Flip Or Flop costar Christina Haack. They split in 2018 nine years of marriage.

The former couple share two children, son Brayden, six, and daughter Taylor 11, both of which were in attendance at Saturday’s ceremony.

Based on her Instagram Stories, Christina did not appear to be in attendance as she shared multiple clips of herself hanging out in the driveway of a home nestled in the woods.

The 38-year-old is currently engaged to fellow realtor Josh Hall. The engagement came less than a year after she filed for divorce from her then husband Ant Anstead. 

Former flame: Prior to Heather, Tarek was married to his Flip Or Flop costar Christina Haack. They split in 2018 nine years of marriage

Former flame: Prior to Heather, Tarek was married to his Flip Or Flop costar Christina Haack. They split in 2018 nine years of marriage

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