by Amy Serrago
Taylor and Tommy met in a grocery store. They both went in to buy a soda and their mutual friends introduced them. Six years later, they were vacationing on Dauphin Island in Alabama when Tommy popped the question. He and Taylor were posing for a sunset picture on the beach and that’s when Tommy got down on one knee. He asked, “will you marry me”? Of course, she said yes!
They tied the knot at A Fair Barn in Salem, Illinois. The theme was pure romance. First, Taylor and Tommy exchanged vows beside a lush floral arch. Afterwards, they posed for portraits on the venue’s sprawling green lawn.
Taylor was stunning in her traditional A-line gown. Its long lace sleeves and sparkling belt gave her an elegant, romantic look. She also paired it with a cathedral length veil for added drama. Taylor jokes that Tommy wore what she “told him to”! He was handsome in his black tux and ivory tie and the wedding party’s blush and burgundy styling was just perfect.
The reception decor featured pale blush and burgundy florals and plenty of rustic touches gave it country charm. Meanwhile, details like strands of pearls, votive candles and twinkle lights brought the romance. Taylor says she couldn’t have done it without the help of A Fair Barn and her advice to other newlyweds is “communication is key”! We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations Taylor and Tommy!