It’s official! Teen Mom OG’s Maci Bookout tied the knot with Taylor McKinney on Saturday, October 8, during a romantic ceremony in Greenville, Florida, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.
“I am so excited because I don’t use the word ‘fiancé’ because I think it’s kind of silly!” the 25-year-old MTV personality — who walked down the aisle in a stunning Riki Dalal Haute Couture gown — tells Us. “So I’m excited to finally be able to call him my husband.”
The reality TV couple — who share daughter Jayde, 16 months, son Maverick, 4 months, and also parent her 7-year-old son Bently with ex-fiance Ryan Edwards together — wrote their own vows and exchanged them inside a gorgeous chapel in front of about 165 of their closest friends and family members.
The rustic-theme wedding, which Bookout describes as “a very traditional religious ceremony,” was officiated by the Bulletproof author’s pastor grandfather. “[It was] really special,” she tells Us.
The duo’s big day took place at the scenic Honey Lake Resort and featured floral arrangements by Missy Gunnels Flowers (babies’ breath, sunset roses, white hydrangeas and dusty miller made up the centerpieces) and a killer DJ set by Barnaby Xaphakdy. Instead of the customary layered cake, guests enjoyed a tiered display of delicious doughnuts by Katie's Cakes & Catering Inc. Before the reception kicked off, Bookout and McKinney had their first dance to John Legend’s emotional 2013 ballad “All of Me.”
The 16 & Pregnant alum and her beau of nearly four years got engaged in January when McKinney popped the question as cameras were rolling for Teen Mom OG. The proposal was featured on the season 6 premiere of the hit docuseries in August.
“I just love our teamwork. It’s hard to find somebody,” Bookout gushes to Us of her tight bond with McKinney, who looked handsome in a Jos. A. Bank tux for the pair's long-awaited I do's. “We both are always willing to help each other and we both get things done; 95 percent of the time, for our lives to be so crazy, it’s actually very calm, in a weird way. So I think our partnership is very, very strong.”
Next up, the newlyweds are preparing to celebrate their nuptials with a relaxing honeymoon in the Caribbean.
“We’re going for seven nights, eight days,” Bookout enthuses, not specifying which resort she and her love are staying at. “So eight days with no children and beer and a beach, it’s going to be awesome. I’d say by day five, though, we’re probably going to be missing the kids a lot! But we’ll try to enjoy it."