She Does!

A joy­ful Hay­ley Erin (Kiki, GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL) says “okay” to mar­riage

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Hay­ley Erin (Kiki) shares her en­gage­ment — not to Dil­lon!

it’s been a busy sum­mer of fan events and fam­ily fun for GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL’s Hay­ley Erin (Kiki). But noth­ing beat get­ting the pro­posal she’s been wait­ing for! Luck­ily, she was kind enough to share her and Lo­gan Luedtke’s love story — and a few per­sonal pics — with Soaps In Depth read­ers.

Erin had been ex­pect­ing a pro­posal from her live-in beau for about a year, but he still man­aged to sur­prise her dur­ing their July va­ca­tion with her par­ents. “I thought Hawaii, my birth­day… it could hap­pen,” she ad­mits. “But the way it hap­pened was su­per sur­pris­ing. Lit­er­ally ev­ery­one on the planet knew — ex­cept me!”

The plan was to get ev­ery­one to a pri­vate beach for fam­ily pics (and a sur­prise pro­posal!), but “we couldn’t go be­cause HAWAII FIVE-O was film­ing there,” Erin re­counts. “So we walked for 25 min­utes to find another spot. It was hot, but I didn’t think it was a big deal. It was gor­geous. ‘No wor­ries.’ Lit­tle did I know, ev­ery­one else was freak­ing out!”

Finally, Luedtke found the

per­fect cove. “It was beau­ti­ful, and there was not a soul to be seen,” Erin says.

As she and her mom started set­ting up shots, her beau told her he had a ques­tion to ask. “Then he got down on one knee, pulled the ring out and said sweet things. I was in shock. I didn’t even say yes, I said okay! I was so over­whelmed!”

Love At First Sight

Erin’s grand ro­mance started when an old ac­quain­tance spot­ted her. “It’s so con­vo­luted,” she gig­gles. “The short ver­sion is, she met Lo­gan through a friend she’d just met who had a friend who had another friend. I was cross­ing the street, and they drove past and she rec­og­nized me.”

Next thing you know, a set-up was in the works. “She texted, ‘Do you like boys? I have one for you,’” Erin re­mem­bers. “I asked if he had a brain, and she said yes and sent a cou­ple of pic­tures. It was love at first sight. Some­thing in­side me just knew this was so im­por­tant. It was like an out-of-body ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Of course, Luedtke — who’s a model and ac­tor — played it cool when the soap star showed up at his pad. “I thought he just wasn’t in­ter­ested,” Erin says. But when she was lured back again that same night, they “sat down on the couch next to each other, and he held my hand. We still ar­gue over who started squeez­ing first — who­ever did it, it worked! We’ve been to­gether ever since.”

Plan­ning The Per­fect Wed­ding

Now, more than three years later, Erin and Luedtke are start­ing to plan their wed­ding,

with an eye on ty­ing the knot in the fall of next year. “We’re not go­ing to go crazy with it,” she swears. “A bit of flow­ers and lace wouldn’t be ter­ri­ble, but I don’t want it to be a black-tie event. I want it to be fun and re­laxed — and to have some­one funny of­fi­ci­ate” at the cer­e­mony.

The first step is find­ing a venue, which means mak­ing a guest list. “My fam­ily con­sists of 30 peo­ple… but Lo­gan’s fam­ily is 100,” the bride-to-be re­veals. “So we’re go­ing to be send­ing out a lot of in­vi­ta­tions!

“I’m not re­ally ner­vous about it,” she adds, “but I’m sure I’ll get stressed out when I’m ac­tu­ally do­ing it.”

“It’s so crazy,” says Erin, with her fi­ancé. Her en­gage­ment ring pairs nicely with the “love” ring she and Kiki al­ways wear.

“I’m so ex­cited to see what our life’s go­ing to be like,” gushes the bride-to-be.

Luedtke’s pro­posal “was just per­fect,” Erin says.

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