Tori Bates from the reality TV show Bringing Up Bates is officially a "Smith." The 21-year-old married her love, Bobby, yesterday.
According to People, the couple tied the knot at Calvary Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. They decorated the venue with Christmas trees from the Bates's farm for the ultimate idyllic winter wedding. Tori's father, Pastor Gil, officiated the ceremony.
Their nuptials were no small affair—they said "I do" in front of over 700 people (which is enough people to populate a small town). But, with 18 siblings, Tori's family alone makes up a pretty significant chunk of the guest list. Speaking of large families, the entire Duggar clan (except Jinger) also attended the wedding.
Tori played "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri (another fellow newlywed) as she walked down the aisle, which went against her family's more conservative music preferences. But, she also included her brother Lawson's vocals in the wedding. He performed a song he wrote called "One Plus One" at the ceremony. Aww!
As per family tradition, Tori and Bobby's reception had no dancing or forms of entertainment. Instead, they celebrated their vows in true southern style with a baked potato bar, sweet tea, lemonade, and a lemon blueberry cake that Tori's aunt Kay made.
The duo met in 2015, but didn't start their courtship until November of the following year. Bobby romantically proposed this past September. He had scoped out a spot in North Carolina called Wiseman's View, and decorated it with rose petals and candles before popping the question.
"Today was more than we could ever hope for," the newlyweds told People. "It was the wedding of our dreams. We’re so grateful to God for His love and the love and support we received from our family and friends that helped us celebrate this magical day. We couldn’t be happier about sharing the rest of our lives together."
Congrats to the Bates clan for gaining another member!