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Trace Bates and Lydia Romeike got married on Saturday in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in front of 350 family and friends. Trace Bates is now married to Lydia Romeike.
The 25-year-old Bringing Up Bates alum and his new bride got married on Saturday in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in front of 350 family and friends.
In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, the couple says, “Today, our lives changed for good.” “From being best friends to being husband and wife is a big change. We can’t find the words to say how happy we are! So long has passed since we last saw this day. “
In April 2022, they got engaged. They said “I do” at Hill Barn, which had a beautiful view of a pond and a rustic barn in the background.
During the event, a big wooden double triangle made by the groom’s brother, Warden Bates, was on display. This is a common Christian symbol that shows how the couple gets closer to each other as they get closer to God. A wooden row boat that the bride’s brother, Joshua Romeike, had refinished and fixed up was another meaningful decoration.
Romeike walked down the aisle in a gown made of French crepe fabric and designed by Renee’s Bridals. The floral and leaf appliqués were hand-sewn onto the bodice and down the skirt.
The dress had a cathedral-length veil and a cathedral-length train. The back of the dress was adorned with satin buttons. Her wedding bouquet was made by Flourish Flowers, and it was made up of Playa Blanca roses and Gypsophila in a Wild Pearl colour.
Gil Bates, the father of the groom, gave the charge, and Dr. Dean Haun, the pastor of the bride, led the vows. After that, “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy” was played as the happy couple left. At the reception, guests ate dinner from Smoke on the Mountain Catering and Chick-fil-A sandwiches, which were the groom’s favorite foods.
Their three-tiered wedding cake had toppers that looked like Bates and Romeike. These were made by Bates’ aunt, Kay Hamilton, who has made all ten of his siblings’ wedding cakes.
“It’s worth a lot to us to celebrate with our family and friends and promise to love and follow Christ as a couple,” says the couple, who will spend their honeymoon in Hawaii. “Planning the wedding has been hard, but the best part is that we’re going to get in the car and spend the rest of our lives together!
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