Monday, March 19, 2018

Tori's Dress Day: Exclusive Photos 1

Last week on Bringing Up Bates, fans watched Tori Bates travel to Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, with her mom and sisters to choose her wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses. She and Kelly had already met with dress designer Renee Miller to discuss details.

Tori had a bit of a difficult time putting a finger on what she wanted, but she knew she didn't want anything "boufy" (Tori's word for poufy). She was okay with a touch of sparkles but not a ton, and she liked the idea of a long train.

According to Kelly, Tori doesn't like to make decisions, but she does have opinions, although it can be tough to pull them out of her.

On the day Tori chose her dress, the Bates were treated to delicious treats from Thyme Catering.

Whitney Bates and Alyssa Bates Webster







With all the Bates ladies but Ellie (who stayed behind to spend uninterrupted time with her nieces and nephews) gathered in one room, there were no shortage of opinions.

 Alyssa Webster, Tori Bates (with a family-friend who came along and was also a bridesmaid)


Before everyone arrived, I was given a peek at the wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses. They were all simply stunning!


As usual, it was a pleasure to spend time with the Bates. Such beautiful women, inside and out. They were also treated to a meal at Tomatoes and Flames (the same restaurant where Joseph Duggar surprised Kendra Caldwell on her birthday, shown last week on Counting On). The meal was off-camera, so Kelly encouraged Mr. Handsome and me to go along with them. We enjoyed chatting while eating delicious pizza and salad.







Photos are property of Renee Miller; may only be used with written permission.

16 comments:

  1. Ooh Ellie, I was so disappointed that I couldn't see you in one of the pics! I keep waiting for a picture of you with one of the Bates and Duggars or in a setting with either one! I'm sure you had to get a pic with them. Ps. Hinting hinting!

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  2. Also add to the last comment that that food looks divine! Would love to partake from a buffet like that! Thanks for all the pics Ellie! I'm sure you had a great time with them.

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    1. Ellie, do you know the menu from this buffet? I'd love to know what all the foods were.

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    2. The food was delicious. There were croissants filled with chicken salad, several different types of fruit, fancy cheeses, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a couple different desserts.

      Ellie

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  3. Ellie: I understand if you're not able to really answer this, but now that you're working with UPTV to host the FanFile, why haven't you made an appearance on the main show yet? I'm sure many who follow your blog would be happy to see you on a big screen TV, not just a web clip.

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    1. That would be up to the network. :)

      Ellie

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  4. The pictures are beautiful so are the dresses I love that color of the braidemaids dresses.

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  5. Just out of curiosity Ellie...if it had been on camera, would you have been able to go? You sound close to th family, and everybody already knows you are to go-to gal for updates, so you’re not a secret 😜

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    1. Hi there. While the cameras were rolling, I stayed behind the scenes. It was a special day for Tori and her mom and sisters, and I wanted to honor that. Really enjoyed visiting with them off-camera though.

      Thanks for being a loyal reader. :)
      Ellie

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  6. That is so fun that you got to go with them, Ellie. I absolutely love the bridesmaid dresses - the girls look beautiful in them!

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    Love the photos of the bridesmaids dresses & the snacks looks yummy.

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  8. hi Lily and Ellie! I was wondering where do Tori and Bobby live now that they are married?

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    1. Hi Harmony!

      They live in an apartment in the Knoxville area. When Tori graduates in May, they will move to Nashville, where Bobby has accepted a position at a church.

      Have a blessed day,
      Lily and Ellie

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  9. Just beautiful!

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  10. In the end, they didn't choose any of these dresses as shown, because they had LONG SLEEVES in the wedding pictures.

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    1. But were the sleeves the only thing different?

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