Tara Lynn Neighbors and Richard Powell Taylor were married on Nov. 17, 2013 at beautiful BlueSage Prairie Ranch in Van Alstyne. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Barbara Neighbors of Van Alstyne. The groom is the son of John Taylor and the late Tareewa Taylor of Pottsboro.

The bride chose varying shades of lavender and purple for her colors with accents of peach and autumn hues. Her off-the-shoulder gown was white with white lace, studded with sequins. Her sister, Tessa Scarlettt Neighbors, served as Maid of Honor. Alyssa and Sarah Carr were flower girl and ring bearer, respectively. Best Man was Andy Carr, and ushers were Tucker and Toby Neighbors, brother of the bride. Reverend Walter Schlichting, grandfather of the bride, officiated. Family and friends gathered from far and near to join in the wedding celebration.

The bride graduated from Austin College with a bachelor’s degree in art and is employed by Grayson College. The groom is a United States Navy veteran and graduated from Southeastern Oklhaoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology. He is employed by Grayson College.

After honeymooning in the lovely Texas Hill Country the couple resides in Sherman.