This week on I Heart Nick Carter, we watched Nick and his soul mate, Lauren, tie the knot in a beautiful seaside ceremony, attended by Backstreet Boys and complete with embarrassing and emotional toasts, champagne and great music. All the trappings of a perfect wedding, if you ask us. But as fans have seen over the past eight weeks, the planning process was a struggle and there was plenty of family drama along the way. We spoke to Lauren Kitt-Carter who gave us some exclusive details on the big day, from her wedding song, to what it was like to have every Backstreet Boy in attendance.
Lauren on her dress drama:
“I originally had a designer making a custom dress for me for me but because the wedding date changed she didn’t have enough time to finish, so I went to a wedding boutique in Beverly Hills, and the first dress I saw and that I chose was the one I wore.”
What was it like having the Backstreet Boys there?
“I didn’t even think about that being crazy at all because I am not a fan of theirs I don’t see them like ’Oh my God! All the Backstreet Boys are at my wedding! I know it’s strange for people to hear that, especially for fans, but there are no awe-inspiring feelings for me. I do love them all and they’re a part of our lives and we were happy that they all came and it just shows that we are a family, even moreso than some of our family members are.
So if she’s not fazed by the Backstreet Boys, who is she a fan of??
“If METALLICA were at my wedding, I’d be like ’OH MY GOD!'”
On the song they had their first dance to:
“Nick picked out the song, he’s really really good at music catalogs and he chose a song by the old ’60s band the Turtles, “You Showed Me.” He sang it to me while we were slow dancing and I think I blacked out.”
Lauren’s favorite part of the wedding:
“The one thing I love that we did was right after the ceremony we had a cocktail hour for everyone, but we went upstairs, just us, and we got to have a glass of champagne and just be by ourselves for 15 minutes, I remember that so vividly and that was the best thing we decided to do. We were like ’Oh my God, did that just happen? This is crazy!’ It’s so simple but when you’re getting married it’s such an emotional, insanely nerve-wracking event.”
Did she ever consider eloping?
“I thought about eloping along the way when my wedding date kept changing, like, ’Let’s just elope! I’m over it.’ But in the end I’m glad that I did it because it is very special and something you’ll remember forever and tell your children about and look back on fondly. I also think it’s a reminder of why you got married in the first place, it’s an act of love in front of witnesses and all your loved ones.”