Josie Bates and Kelton Balka are officially married! The Bringing Up Bates star married her loving fiancé on Friday, October 5, at 4 p.m. in an outdoor wedding ceremony in at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, Tennessee.
The 19-year-old reality star's father, Pastor Gil Bates, officiated the ceremony along with Mike Fox. Her sisters, Erin Paine and Tori Bates, who is pregnant with her first child with husband Bobby Smith, also attended the nuptials where they performed music on the piano and violin, respectively.
Per the family tradition, the bride’s brother Lawson Bates wrote and performed a song for the newly married couple.
Bobby, was best man, with Evan Stewart, the bride's brother Trace Bates, the groom's brother Grant Balka, Jayman Yant and John Whitney all served as groomsmen.
Bridal party members wore custom Renee Miller gowns while walked down the aisle to J. Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.” Groomsmen, meanwhile, wore burgundy floral ties with suspenders.
Josie was escorted down the aisle by her father to "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" by Chris Rice. Wedding-goers nibbled on cheese balls, chips, sandwiches and wedding cake.
Josie and Kelton, 23, started dating in January and eventually became engaged in June.
The television personality took to Instagram on June 23, to announce their engagement, with sharing a series of photos in which she shows of her stunning diamond ring.
Josie wrote at the time,
I cannot wait to marry the love of my life. Couldn’t have dreamed of a more sentimental engagement. Kelton put so much time into planning and making sure every little detail was perfect and it felt like a dream. Can’t wait to do forever with you, babe.
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Congratulations Josie and Kelton!
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