Sunday, December 17, 2017

Bates/Smith Wedding Photos

Tori Bates and Bobby Smith became husband and wife in a beautiful Knoxville wedding ceremony yesterday afternoon. (Click here for more details.) Until the professional photos are released, we have a few snapshots to share.

 Lawson Bates, Bobby Smith, Tori (Bates) Smith

Lawson Bates and Callie Bates and Tori Bates wedding
Lawson and flower girls

Tori Bates wedding
 Tori (Bates) Smith and Judson Bates

Carlin Bates and boyfriend Evan Stewart
Carlin Bates and boyfriend Evan Stewart
(The bride and bridesmaids wore gowns designed by Renee Miller.)


Wedding photos are courtesy of tarynyagerphotography.com/UP/lawsonbates.com/thebatesfamily.com/Carlin Bates

47 comments:

  1. Tori looked looked absolutely stunning and also her bridesmaids. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Your never to old or to young to find love Tori & Bobby are a great match. Love the photo of Tori s wedding dress & Lawson looks nice in his suit. When will one of the Bates brothers get into a courtship & Get married? Can't wait for that in the near future.

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  3. BEAUTIFUL - Tori is absolutely beautiful, gown is stylish and looks perfect on her. Carlin's gown is also very classy.
    Wishing the newlyweds all the best & long happy lives together.
    All pictures are lovely - THANK YOU for posting them

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  4. What makes your world go around is that you all know how to love perfectly!! Praise GOD for that could only come from the giver of love.

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  5. I think I can read Carlin's mind in that picture! :) She and Tori look great.

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  6. Tori looks STUNNING!!!!!!! Wow, beautiful dress. Her makeup and hair look fabulous, the little girls look adorable, Carlin's bridesmaid dress is also stunning.

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  7. I love the pictures they are beautiful. Lawson with the flowers girls are cute! Who are the flower girls?

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    1. One of them is Tori's little sister Callie. The other one is probably one of Bobby's relatives. Maybe a cousin or a niece.

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    2. The other little girl is Gil's niece.

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  8. I love the pictures they are beautiful. Lawson with the flowers girls are cute! Who are the flower girls?

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    1. There were three flower girls- Tori's sister, Tori's cousin and Bobby's cousin

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  9. It looks like a beautifully wedding!

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  10. Stunning, totally polished!!!

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  11. It looked like a beautiful wedding.
    Love the dresses!!

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  12. It looks stunning love the dresses and the colors beautiful.

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  13. Tori your dress is soooooooooooo beautiful, and very sophisticated!!!! I wish U luck, and I hope U are have a great Honeymoon!!!!!!!!

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  14. When will there be a video of the couples wedding?

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  15. The bride looked lovely her dress was just fitted enough to have a little va va voom but still modest! Love the bridesmaids dress, lovely design, gorgeous colour.

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  16. Why did they go with Renee Miller? Is she at ATI-IBLP friend? The Bates haven’t used her in weddings before this, and Tori’s dress is hands down the most stylish Bates dress to date. Definitely not the discount David’s bridal getup the older girls had to endure.
    But, my question is...why Renee? Out of all the dressmakers in the USA, the Bates used the Duggars’ dress lady.

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    1. It makes perfect sense to me. They've been to the Duggar weddings and seen Renee's beautiful dresses, no doubt the Duggars have told them about their good experience with Renee since the families are friends, and with the help of the show they probably have avenues now that they didn't have before. And the other Bates brides looked beautiful as well. No need to insult their dresses.

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    2. Maybe because she's an AMAZING dress maker? I would go to her too!

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    3. Most of the brides I've known over the years have had to "endure" buying a wedding dress that was not custom made, myself included. Somehow we managed to pull through without being forever traumatized.

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    4. Don’t you shop where your friends shop? When my friends tell me about a new restaurant or store, I will go check it out. It makes sense that they heard about Renee from the Duggars and decided to use her. She does a beautiful job!

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    5. Wow 12:36, how rude. If someone care afford to have a custom made dress and wants one there is NO REASON why they shouldn't get one. Your comment makes you sound bitter.

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    6. 1:14- I think 12:36 was responding to 6:17 AM's comment that insinuated the other Bates brides had to "endure" discount dresses, rather than having a custom made dress.

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    7. All brides have a budget.....perhaps her sisters wanted to spend less on a dress and more on something else?

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  17. I can only agree with the comment that Tori is STUNNING. The wedding looks amazing from what we see so far. Even though we may have to wait for the pics, I wish they would release the names of the wedding party. That would be interesting to me. Tori's flowers are fabulous, the girls' dresses, everything I could see so far. Thanks for posting. Tori made the perfect choice to wear her hair up.

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  18. Tori is so beautiful thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thank you, for sharing the pictures, Ellie! Praying many blessings for
    Tori and Bobby now and always!

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  20. Pictures are available on the UPtv website

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  21. It is so wonderful to see the LORD work in your family.

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  22. Beautiful stunning may The Lord cause his light to shine upon you

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so happy for them. Praying for the Lord's blessing on their marriage.

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  24. Congratulations Tori and Bobby. Tori is a beautiful bride. God Bless. Wishing you a life of happiness and love.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  25. Tori's bouquet looks kind of different. It looks too large, white and round for her dress style. I wonder if there was some personal reason she choose that style? It just didn't seem to look right.

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    1. It stands to reason that she chose the bouquet simply because she liked it. It may not look right to you, but that doesn't really matter, does it?

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    2. Maybe she didn't even choose the bouquet style? Doesn't Kelly's sister usually do the flowers for the wedding? I discussed my bouquet with my florist before the wedding, and I was shocked at how huge it was when I showed up at the church. At the end of the day, though, it really didn't matter. We got married in a meaningful ceremony, surrounded by friends and family.

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    3. Really? Personally I thought it was gorgeous. To each their own I guess.

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    4. Per haps they were artificial flowers; Alyssa had them for her wedding. I agree, the bouquet was too white and too round for her beige gown.

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    5. I didn't like the white flowers against the beige dress, but the dress was beautiful and flattering!

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    6. @anony. 12:10--- the white flowers were too white against her beige gown.

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  26. Everything is so beautiful Congrats!

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  27. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pic's with us. Such a lovely couple, love the Bates Family, you are such an inspiration.

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  28. Is the dress whitest the top then beige at the waist and skirt or does it just look that way. Pretty though

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