Hallmark Channel Star Taylor Cole Marries Producer Cameron Larson in Livestream Ceremony
It wasn't what they expected, but Taylor Cole and Cameron Larson's wedding turned out to be "the perfect day".
PEOPLE can announce exclusively that on June 20th the actress married her longstanding love on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Given the coronavirus pandemic, Cole (36) and Larson (42) made the decision to marry only one official and a handful of others present.
Although they were initially preparing for a wedding for over 100 people at Tahoe Beach Club, a local resort on Lake Tahoe, over time, "it became increasingly clear that travel would be unsafe for guests," the bride recalled Original on the Hallmark Channel The film Matching Hearts will be broadcast on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.
So last month the couple - who also met on the set of a Hallmark film! - decided to change their plans. Although they were discussing postponing the wedding until next year, "after we discussed it with our parents, we decided not to wait," said Cole. "We couldn't wait - we were too excited to confess our love and commit to each other. It sounds a bit cheesy, but if you know you know it, we wanted our eternity to start as soon as possible . "
Your video filmmaker Jordan Drew has come up with a way to broadcast the event live so that you can share the big day comfortably and safely with friends and family from home.
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Cole even walked along the altar with a phone on the right arm with a blue band and connected her to her father via FaceTime.
"It was still heartbreaking not to have friends and family at the wedding, and it took a while for my father to lead me down the aisle to wrap my head around," said Cole. "He made me who I am today and his best advice was always 'choose happily' - so I made the most of the moment and ordered a blue bracelet (aka something blue) so that he could walk me down the aisle can lead."
"Fortunately, it worked well and some of our virtual guests commented on how sweet this moment was for them - as for all of us," she added. "Both Cam and I cried when he betrayed me."
Their original venue, the Tahoe Beach Club, was affected by construction delays due to the pandemic. But the resort connected the couple to a local family who allowed them to hold the ceremony in their back yard right on the lake.
"It turned out to be the perfect place and we felt so blessed and thankful," said Cole. "That this family opened their beautiful home and arms to two complete strangers meant so much and is one of the main reasons why we love the Tahoe community."
Her flowers were from local Tahoe florist Thran's Flowers, the cake was from Cakes by Grace, and the Tahoe Beach Club provided pizza and champagne for the sunset reception.
The couple worked with wedding planner / designer Courtney Cyphers, who also acted as a required witness. They opted for "a slightly moody palette of colors" that created an autumn feel with deep oranges and blues - "it just felt like Lake Tahoe colors," said Cole.
Cole wore a Hollywood-inspired vintage dress by Vera Wang with hair and make-up by Sarah Santana. Her producer's husband was wearing Hugo Boss, and both had masks made by their "amazing and thoughtful friends" Jenny and Robert Buckley.
"Although we knew that only a limited number of people would attend the ceremony, only our officer (who was originally a best man and had already gone through the process to be ordained for the day), our witness, musician Roland Stone, Photography (It was important for the astonishing Casey Simon and our videographer Jordan Drew that we were still safe and kept social distance, "said Cole." Our officer also quarantined before the wedding - safety comes first! "
Cole happened to be shooting Matching Hearts while planning the wedding, which is "very similar" to her and Larson's real love story.
"We were friends for a couple of years before we met, and I even tried playing with Cam Match Maker to bring it together with some of my friends," she said. "Fortunately, like the movie, neither game worked and we both found that we were perfect for each other."
In the end, said Cole, her wedding was "unconventional, it was definitely unique, and it was definitely very 2020."
"But we made the best of it, and it was really the perfect day - our own Hallmark version of love in the time of COVID," she added. "We couldn't be happier and we can't wait to celebrate with our family and friends when it's safe to do it again."
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