Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Balkas in California

Even though Lawson and Tiffany had their wedding on the West Coast, most of the Bates family was able to travel to attend. Only a few, including the Websters, couldn't make it due to logistics. Josie and Kelton Balka turned it into a vacation and spent a few days sightseeing with their girls. 

Kelton had to take time away from his business (Tennessee Standard). Josie, who is the co-owner of Effortless Beauty, actually took work with her. She and her business partner did hair and makeup for Tiffany and her bridesmaids!

 
Kelton Balka, Josie Balka, Tiffany (Espensen) Bates, Lawson Bates

Photo courtesy of @josie_balka

Friday, May 13, 2022

Lawson and Tiffany: Wedding Details

We know you're eager to hear all the details and see photos from Lawson and Tiffany Bates' stunning wedding. It was a classy affair that took place on a yacht in San Diego, California. People Magazine just released the exclusive.

Far, Far Away

Lawson Bates and Tiffany Espensen became Mr. and Mrs. Bates yesterday afternoon in San Diego, California. They celebrated with family and friends on a boat! Wedding photos and details have not yet been released to the public, but we will let you know when they are. Until then, where do you think Lawson and Tiffany are headed on their honeymoon? The trip was planned by Lawson, who surprised Tiffany with the destination about a week before the wedding.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Lawson's Wedding Tomorrow

 
Lawson Bates and Tiffany Espensen

Today, nine of Gil and Kelly Bates' 19 children are married, and 10 are unmarried, but tomorrow, their married kids will officially be the majority. Family and friends have been arriving in San Diego, California, all week, in preparation for the wedding of Lawson Bates and Tiffany Espensen. The two will become husband and wife tomorrow (Thursday).

Photo courtesy lawsonbates.com

Sunday, May 8, 2022

2 More Bates Babies

In celebration of Mother's Day, not one, but TWO Bates couples announced pregnancies. Nathan and Esther Bates are due with their first child in October, which is the month of their first anniversary. Tori and Bobby Smith are expecting their fourth baby in August. They are having another girl, which will bring their count up to two boys and two girls. The daughters will be 14 months apart.