Sophia and Sam both grew up in Kingsport. Sophia is the daughter of Patti
Baker and the late Joe Baker. Sam is the son of Scott and Trisha Taylor.
The couple became engaged on December 21, 2016 and the wedding plans began. They were married on July 15, 2017 and the celebration was nothing less than magical. It was a tradition for Sam’s family to get married at their home church – First Broadstreet United Methodist Church. Sam and Sophia kept to tradition and were wed at FBUMC. The day was absolutely beautiful. Sophia and Sam’s idea of keeping Christ in the middle of their ceremony was accomplished as the two of them served communion to each of their wedding guests during the ceremony.
Following the wedding, the bride and groom, along with their bridal party, strolled from Church Circle to BANQ for their wedding reception. Decorations for the tables were made perfect with vintage, sterling silver pieces and candelabras collected by Sophia’s mother, accompanied by pictures of the lovely couple and gorgeous flowers by Downtown Floral. Dinner was catered by Guiseppe’s and music was provided by Neil Church Entertainment.
Sam and Sophia plan to reside in Kingsport as they begin their life-long journey together.
Ceremony Venue: First Broadstreet United Methodist Church
Officiant: Harrison Bell
Ceremonial Music: Encounter Praise Band
Wedding Day Coordinator: LeAnn Potente with FBUMC Wedding Committee
Jeweler: Custom designed engagement ring with a champagne diamond by Baker’s Jewelry
Groom and Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Dress: Annie’s Room
Bride’s Hair: Latisa at Platinum
Photographer: Anna Hedges Photography
Florist: Downtown Floral
Reception Venue: Banq
Reception Coordinator: Lisa Tolliver with Posh Productions
Reception Music: Neil Church Entertainment
Cakes: Tammy Carter and Donna Stallard