Survivor‘s J’Tia Taylor is wild about her new husband, Graeme Ross David Hart! The Survivor: Cagayan castaway, who competed on the 2014 Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty installment of the long-running reality competiton, married Hart in an animal-themed ceremony at Florida’s Brevard Zoo on Friday, March 19.
The couple’s family and friends, 125 in all, gathered to watch them swap vows on the Nyami Nyami River Lodge’s veranda during the evening ceremony. To fit with the animal theme, Taylor, 33, walked down the aisle in a silk sheath Winnie Couture gown and zebra patterned calf-hair heels. Her groom paid homage to his British heritage by wearing a waistcoat with both the UK and U.S. flags.
Taylor and her new husband mingled with visiting guests from Australia, England, Florida, and Chicago — including some of the bride’s Survivor tribe mates. Brice Johnson, Kass McQuillen, LaTasha Fox, and Spencer Bledsoe relived a bit of their Survivor experience when Taylor and Hart offered guests the chance to interact with a snake and chinchilla before the ceremony.
Nuclear engineer Taylor — who competed on Survivor‘s Brains tribe — salsa danced with Hart to Ed Sheeran‘s “Thinking Out Loud,” and boogied with her father to “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes.
As Taylor tells Us Weekly, food was also a big part of her special day — and not a morsel was wasted. “It was wonderful to have my friends and family there on our special day. On this day, the rice went on our plate — not into the fire,” the former reality star joked. (In an infamous Survivor moment, she dumped her tribe’s rice into their bonfire in a rage over threat of elimination.)
The couple — who live in Chicago — are enjoying a honeymoon in Panama.
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