Roberts and her fiancée Amber Laign are less than two weeks away from saying “I do” after an 18-year romance.

With the countdown on for their wedding day, Roberts and Laign are giving “GMA” viewers a behind-the-scenes look at their road to the ring.

Stay tuned here and tune into “GMA” all this week for more details on everything from their wedding dresses to their flowers, wedding cake and more.

Celebrity lesbian couple Robin Roberts, a Black woman with honey-colored hair, is wearing a white jacket and a bride-to-be silver sash, and Amber Laign, a white woman with blonde hair who is wearing a white outfit and an identical silver sash. Bright flower displays are on either side of them.
GMA’s “Road to the Ring” celebrates co-anchor Robin Roberts and longtime partner, Amber Laign with a live bachelorette party, Aug. 16, 2023, in New York.
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The fun of wedding planning

After being a couple for 18 years and deciding to wed late last year, both Roberts and Laign said the journey of planning their wedding has been something they never thought they’d experience.

“It’s been fun watching sweet Amber, just watching her get emotional and having fun and giggling,” Roberts said. “That’s been the best part of it.”

“I never really thought I would be doing this, ever,” Laign added. “Just having it all unfold and discovering parts of myself I didn’t really know were there. It’s been fun.”

After a marriage proposal in late 2022 that included “calamari rings,” Roberts and Laign tapped an expert, wedding planner JoAnn Gregoli, to help them execute their big day.

The wedding planning has been full-steam ahead since January, when Roberts announced on “GMA” that she and Laign planned to wed in 2023.

The wedding gowns

Roberts and Laign are both wearing dresses from on their wedding day that will be a surprise to everyone, each other included.

The couple did some of their wedding dress shopping together with designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka, but are keeping their final choices a secret.

Amber Laign shares a sneak peek at her wedding dress from Badgley Mischka.ABC News
Amber Laign shares a sneak peek at her wedding dress from Badgley Mischka.
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"GMA" co-anchor Robin Roberts shares a preview of her wedding dress from Badgley Mischka.ABC News
“GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts shares a preview of her wedding dress from Badgley Mischka. ABC News

“The final fitting, we’re doing separately,” Roberts said. “I want us to each see each other in the final dress for the first time on the wedding [day].”

The wedding theme

Like the dresses, many of the wedding details will only be revealed on the big day, but Laign gave a hint of how she wants the wedding to feel.

“The wedding is the feeling of an enchanted garden,” Laign said. “Our colors are white, blush, pink, a little bit of green, ethereal.”

The wedding cake

One of the best parts of wedding planning is the cake tasting, a tradition in which both Roberts and Laign partook.

The couple said at Vincenzo Salvatore Cakes, they tasted everything from a brown butter banana cake to one with an orange ginger flavor before deciding on the perfect choice for their guests to enjoy.

The wedding flowers

At Jen Gould Events, Gregoli gave Roberts and Laign a preview of the beautiful floral arrangements for their wedding, including a “cascade of flowers” near the doorway.

“When they came to me back in January, we were just talking about where it was going to take place and what their vision was and they kept using keywords, ethereal, romantic, Midsummer’s Night dream,” Gregoli said. “And that is the catapult [that] kind of takes you from the actual concept to the creation.”

The wedding venue

Alongside the flowers, the venue’s layout is also being finalized—with a round table anchoring the dance floor and a custom bar that built specifically for the wedding.

Laign and Roberts said seeing their vision come to life has been astonishing.

“When you express what you want or what you feel and what you have in your mind, to walk in and actually see it executed beyond what you even imagined, it just takes your breath away,” Laign said.

Roberts added, “Wow is the word and you just hope that when you express what it is that you’re hoping that that special day, not just for ourselves but for our family and friends who are going to be there, we want it not just [to] be a joyous occasion for us but for them as well. It makes your dream come true.”

This article was first published on ABC News/”Good Morning America” and is republished on Equally Wed with permission.