DUBLIN Housewives star Virginia Macari is ready to become a blushing bride after finally setting a date for her nuptials – but she won't be the one dressed in white.
The swimwear designer turned reality TV star will walk down the aisle with Norwegian Kaste Dal next spring in front of 150 friends and family.
"We have finally set a date; it will be spring 2014. I am really looking forward to it now," Virginia said.
"There will be around 150 guests, but it will be a laid-back affair.
"It is happening in Tuscany because Italy is obviously very special to me," she added.
Virginia is looking forward to having her co-stars on the Dublin reality show by her side. Lisa Murphy, Jo Jordan and Roz Flanagan will all be in attendance on her big day.
Virginia is reserving the role of bridesmaid for her two step-daughters, although close pal Roz could steal the limelight.
"I love long white dresses, so you could see me in that for her wedding," joked Roz.
While it is usually the bride dressed in white, Virginia says her unique creation will turn heads.
"I don't think I will wear white – I'm going to be something a bit different."
The loved-up pair got engaged last summer in New York when Kas went down on bended knee.
But Virginia, who gave birth to son Thor in February 2012, says they are in no rush to plan the wedding.
"We are always asked about it but we are both very laid-back, so I am not too worried about it. It is just a celebration.
"The wedding will be nice because we will have a holiday then for our friends and family."
And the most important thing is that Virginia and Kas will have Thor present and he will have a special role on the day – "He will be the ring-bearer."
Aside from her domestic bliss, it is a busy time for Virginia as her swimwear business continues to grow.
"My bikini range is going really well and I'm selling in five different countries and I am fashion editor of a new online newspaper," she explained.
"There's lots of exciting things happening."
While there is talk about reality series Dublin Housewives being picked up by Channel 5, Virginia says she will believe it when she sees it.
"I hear different things all the time about it coming back.
"We stopped filming in May 2012; that is a full 12 months ago and you move on. I'm doing my own thing."
Speaking about the future of the show she said: "I don't think there will be any more and I think it's better that way."