See 'Bringing Up Bates' Star Josie Bates' Dream Wedding (PHOTOS)
Love is in the air, and on Friday, October 5, reality star Josie Bates wed fiancé Kelton Balka in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony at Cove Lake State Park in Tennessee, overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.
The romance of the happy couple has been chronicled on UPTV's reality series, Bringing Up Bates, and TV Insider had an exclusive interview with the sweet bride-to-be in June 2018, mere weeks before her engagement to Balka. Fans have fallen in love with the couple's sweet story, from friendship to courtship to engagement.
We're getting in the nuptial spirit ahead of Tori and Bobby's wedding special April 26.
The 19-year-old bride styled herself in a gorgeous, boho chic Leanne Marshall gown with a crown of greenery in her hair. The bridesmaids wore individually-styled custom Renee Miller gowns, and the groomsmen wore burgundy floral ties with suspenders.
The ceremony was officiated by Mike Fox and Pastor Gil Bates, the bride's proud father, and was attended by the Bates family, their family and friends — including Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and several of their children.
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Several of Josie's siblings were involved in the ceremony, including Josie's sisters Erin, who played the piano, and Tori, who played the violin. Tori's December 2017 winter wonderland wedding was the subject of several episodes of Bringing Up Bates plus a 2018 wedding special. Tori and her husband Bobby Smith will welcome their first child in November.
Josie and Kelton Balka's wedding will be the focus of several future episodes of Bringing Up Bates but until then, we can enjoy these lovely photos from Sarah Moser Photography of their unforgettable day.
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