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Inside Lawson Bates and Tiffany Espensen's California wedding and honeymoon plans

Yasmine Leung May 13, 2022
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Lawson Bates is officially a married man! The singer tied the knot with Tiffany Espensen on 12 May, so here’s what we know about it.

The fifth-oldest Bates sibling married fiancé Tiffany Espensen on Thursday (12 May) in their San Diego, California ceremony.

Bates and Espensen have briefly documented their wedding preparations but if you haven’t kept up to date, here’s what we know about it so far, including who was in attendance and their honeymoon plans.

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Inside Lawson Bates and Tiffany Espensen’s wedding

Bates popped the question whilst the pair were in Italy filming the music video for their duet Crazy Love, and since then, they’ve been gushing about their romance with their wedding countdown.

Who was in attendance?

Most of the Bates family flew into San Diego for the celebration, including Zach and Whitney. There were speculations that Alyssa wouldn’t be attending, allegedly due to gas and flight costs.

Carlin and Evan Stewart managed to travel in despite Carlin’s emergency trips to the hospital earlier in the week due to low haemoglobin levels.

As for the Duggar family, Jim Bob was present, along with Jana and James. John and Abbie Duggar also toured the city with Zach and Whitney.

The wedding party

There were a total of six groomsmen: brothers Nathan, Trace, Jackson, Warden, and Isaiah. Lawson’s friend, Jonas, was also part of the tribe.

Trace showed glimpses into the celebration on his Instagram Story, posing with his mother, sister – Grace – and fiancée, Lydia. In one photo, you can even spot Lawson and Tiffany in the background, and from what we can see, the bride looked beautiful in her strapless dress and veil from Renee’s Bridal in Kentucky.

Kaci Lynn and Khloé Eileen played flower girls, while Carson Paine and Bradley Bates were the ringbearers.

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The exact location is unknown but the wedding will be held by the San Diego Bay, judging from the official parking options. Followers claim that it’s taking place on a yacht, and we agree – Trace’s photos show them surrounded by water and you can clearly see the boat railing.

Fans speculate honeymoon destination

In their wedding Q&A, Tiffany revealed that the honeymoon destination was a secret even to her until one week before the big day. The 29-year-old groom unveiled the location on film by taking her presumably to a restaurant representing the country – they confirmed it wasn’t in the US. One Reddit fan who allegedly went to the same location claims it is Greece.

We’ll just have to wait for the vlog!

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.