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Samuel & Sophia Taylor: July 15th, 2017

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

Caterer: Guiseppe’s

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