Now they’re newlyweds! Lawson Bates and Tiffany Espensen are married lower than one 12 months after getting engaged.
Bates, 29, confirmed the pair exchanged vows on Friday, Could 13, by way of his Instagram Story.
Us Weekly confirmed in October 2021 that the Bringing Up Bates alum proposed throughout a visit to Italy. The couple took their romance public in February 2021 and collaborated on the fact star’s music video for his music “The Means I See You.” Bates gushed over working with Espensen in a love Instagram put up that summer season.
“After I first had the thought to write down this music, my purpose was to seize a real and heartfelt message of empowerment, hope, and validation to somebody who could also be feeling overwhelmed, ignored, and below appreciated,” he wrote in July 2021. “I needed to ensure I had a broad perspective on issues within the writing session, so I reached out to 2 of my favourite co-writers @janellearthur & @thejordanrainer. After an unimaginable 3 hour session, it began coming to life!”
Gil and Kelly Jo Bates‘ son continued, “Little did I do know earlier than this music launched that the lady of my goals can be in my life and I’d be singing it for her 🤍.”
Forward of their huge day, the “Loopy Love” performer and Espensen answered fans’ burning questions about their marriage ceremony plans in a prolonged YouTube vlog. The couple defined why they selected to trade vows on the West Coast regardless of the singer’s southern roots.
“For me, I’m tremendous simple, I might have been like, ‘Let’s go to the courthouse,’” the previous actress mentioned within the April video. “We simply form of blended … and mentioned, ‘OK, we’ll have it in San Diego.’”
Lawson chimed in, including, “Nicely, there’s just a few causes. A, historically, you all the time have the marriage within the lady’s hometown. … However every little thing’s not conventional, and that’s fantastic. Tiff mentioned, ‘Let’s go to the courthouse,’ which might have been cool too. However I additionally thought that [San Diego] can be cool as a result of there’s simply a lot magnificence right here. That is the place I met Tiffany in individual [and] fell in love along with her, so I believe it simply made sense to have it right here.”
The previous UPtv persona mentioned that the marriage’s location factored into the celebration “being on the smaller facet,” explaining, “We wish to maintain it form of [to] simply our actually shut family and friends. Proper now that’s placing us [at] about 200 people, which is ideal.”
Lawson is the fourth of 19 Bates kids, all of whom have been featured on Bringing Up Bates earlier than it was canceled earlier this 12 months. Final month, the songwriter teased that he had one thing particular up his sleeve for his bride on as they ready to stroll down the aisle.
“I did write a music for the marriage,” he mentioned throughout their pre-wedding YouTube Q&A. “I like love songs now. Lots of you guys who take heed to my albums know that I actually love heartbreak songs, however I’m undoubtedly on the love development proper now. … This isn’t like something I’ve ever performed earlier than. I really feel prefer it matches Tiffany’s persona greater than something that I’ve written for her.”