Miss Maine USA Juliana Morehouse married longtime sweetheart Taylor Reed ahead of the Miss USA pageant!
- Juliana Morehouse married her longtime sweetheart Taylor Reed last month
- The wedding ceremony took place at the historic St. Philip’s Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 29
- Juliana began dating Taylor when she was a high school senior and Locklear had just graduated from the Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Juliana Morehouse is officially a married woman!
Juliana Morehouse tied the knot to her longtime sweetheart Taylor Reed Locklear last month.
The wedding ceremony took place at the historic St. Philip’s Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 29. Morehouse gushed about her wedding ceremony to PEOPLE,
“My favorite moment on our wedding day was when I walked down the aisle. For me, time stopped,”
“As I draped the blusher of my veil over my face, I held onto my dad’s arm. The doors to our church sanctuary opened, and Highland Cathedral began to play. While the bagpipes and the trumpet echoed throughout the church, the moment felt very regal.”
Following the ceremony, the newlywed hosted a reception party at the nearby Hibernian Hall that was embellished with pink, lilac, and red florals.
Juliana expressed her excitement to the outlet, revealing,
“Becoming husband and wife has been one of the most mystical, impactful experiences of our lives. We feel very privileged to have found each other while we are young, and we look forward to navigating the hills and valleys that life will bring as a team.”
“We are teammates, companions, and lovers. While the big moments in life are wonderful, being married makes the simple moments in life more splendid. Two is better than one.”
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Juliana Morehouse’s Wedding Dress
Juliana, the bride of the day, looked stunning in a custom lace gown featuring a ruffled skirt. Her gown paired with a stunning veil featured a long train that trailed behind her.
Her wedding dress was created by designer Pnina Tornai, whose designs have been featured in Sex and the City and Say Yes to the Dress.
While walking down the aisle, the pageant star carried a bouquet of pink and white flowers. Morehouse changed into a party dress for the evening celebrations.
The groom, on the other hand, looked dapper in a white blazer underneath the matching shirt. Similarly, he paired the look with black pants and a matching black bow tie.
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Wedding Ceremony Details: Food, Drinks, and Menus
Their wedding menu consisted of food stations, which was planned by Meredith Tanton of Sweetgrass Social.
The food featured oysters, sushi, beef tenderloin with green beans and potatoes, mac and cheese with the option to add extras such as crab and grits, and scallops with risotto.
The model said about her wedding food and beverage,
“We wanted southern comfort food to reflect the incredible food Charleston has to offer,”
When it came to beverage, the guests were served signature cocktails, the Queen’s Rose for her and the Gentleman’s Old Fashioned for him.
Similarly, they were treated with a champagne tower poured by the bride and groom.
As for dessert, the couple cut a four-tier classic vanilla cake with buttercream icing and carrot cake with cream cheese icing. In addition, the couple served mini key lime pies and banana puddings as well as their gorgeous.
How long have Juliana Morehouse and Taylor Reed been dating?
Juliana began dating Taylor when she was a high school senior and Locklear had just graduated from the Citadel Military College of South Carolina.
The two were family friends. They first bumped into each other at Morehouse’s family’s annual Christmas party and the rest is history. Miss Maine USA 2023 shared about their first meeting with PEOPLE,
“Since that first dinner, Taylor has always been a constant in my life. He never lets a day go by without telling me he loves me, and that is a gift I will never take for granted.”
As of now, the pair are enjoying their honeymoon in Italy, with stops in Rome, Positano, and Capri.
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