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Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes Simply Elegant Wedding

Corey and Taylor kept their wedding day decor at Mighty Oak Lodge elegant and simple by incorporating a mostly white color scheme. The result was an effortlessly beautiful day for the couple.

By Reese Radmacher

Jan 2020

Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes on their wedding day
Photo by Elise AbigailCorey and Taylor kept their wedding day decor elegant and simple by incorporating a mostly white color scheme. As accent colors, the couple blended in a mix of soft greens and neutrals.

It was August 22, and Corey’s birthday, at York College in Nebraska when these two first met. Corey Holmes was a sophomore resident adviser and baseball player, and Taylor Abraham was a freshman volleyball player, so they had to be on campus earlier than other students and abide by a curfew. Mutual friends were having a movie night, and the two hit it off.

The next six weeks were filled with dates and evening talks on a swing set on campus, but when Corey asked Taylor to be his girlfriend, Taylor ended things, and the two went their separate ways.

It wasn’t until the annual spring performance at York College a year later that their paths crossed again. Coincidentally, they both auditioned to be a host and hostess in the production and got the roles. Fate was clearly in the works, as Corey realized his feelings for Taylor were far from forgotten. “After we dated my freshman year, I had always thought about him and pictured myself with him,” Taylor says. “I had always thought it was too good to be true.” Fast-forward two years to Dream Lake, Colorado. The couple was headed out on a hike, and the day before Taylor had mentioned how it would be a perfect time to propose. Corey wasn’t convinced and said he’d never be able to hide his nerves from Taylor, plus he wasn’t ready for that step. Taylor believed him.

Once they reached the lake, Corey told Taylor to take a video of the view. As she was doing a pan, she came full circle to find Corey on one knee.

Their story is proof that what’s meant to be will find a way. The two got married in May at Mighty Oak Lodge in Lebanon and spent their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic.

Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes wedding cake

The elegant white wedding cake was made by Baked by Beth in Buffalo, Missouri.

Taylor Abraham's wedding dress

Taylor found her dress in Kansas City and fell in love with its delicate features.

Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes' wedding guest gifts

As a party favor, wedding guests received coffee beans from The Harbor Coffeehouse in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Broc Barton from Elevate Entertainment was the DJ for the event while Nana’s 12 from Cuba, Missouri, catered the party.

Photos by Elise Abigail
Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes with their wedding parry on their wedding day
Photo by Elise AbigailTaylor and Corey knew they wanted to really celebrate their big day, so they planned a large wedding party and invited their closest friends to be bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes' wedding rings

Taylor added a special touch to Corey’s ring by having it engraved through a business on Etsy called Laser Engraving USA.

Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes' wedding venue

The couple chose to have both their ceremony and reception at Mighty Oak Lodge in Lebanon, Missouri. The couple had 250 of their closest family members and friends there to help them celebrate the big day.

Photos by Elise Abigail
Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes on their wedding day
Photo by Elise AbigailThe dreamy, rustic setting at the Mighty Oak Lodge was perfect for the laid-back but elegant wedding Taylor and Corey planned.
Taylor Abraham and her father on her wedding day

Taylor says one of her favorite parts of the day was walking down the aisle with her dad and seeing Corey along with all of their favorite people who’ve supported them on their journey. “It just was a surreal moment,” Taylor says. “It was very emotional.”

Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes on their wedding day

About a year after breaking up, Taylor and Corey met again after being placed together as partners in a school production. Taylor says the odds of this happening was a sign it was meant to be.

Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes on their wedding day

Taylor and Coreyʼs love story had a slight twist, but the two were destined to head down the aisle.

Photos by Elise Abigail
Taylor Abraham & Corey Holmes on their wedding day
Photo by Elise AbigailThe sun was shining, and the weather was perfect on Taylor and Cory’s wedding day.

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