Lauren Alaina Opens Up About Wedding Planning And A “Few Big Changes” She’s Made In Her Life

“I signed with Big Loud. I’ve made quite a few big changes in my life in the last year. It’s been so much fun to rebrand myself,” Alaina shared.

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Posted on March 29, 2023

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Lauren Alaina has been engaged to fiancé Cameron Arnold since late 2022, which means the soon-to-be husband and wife are knee-deep in wedding planning. But when the big day comes, folks can be sure that it will be one to remember, as Alaina has set her expectations quite high. 

In fact, according to PEOPLE, Alaina previously cited her Grand Ole Opry invitation and induction as the “best days of my life.” So, she will have to find a way to top that moment when she and her future hubs say their “I Do’s.”

Found A Dress, Secured A Wedding Date And Is In “Full Planning Mode”

Lauren Alaina and boyfriend Cameron Announce Engagement; Iron & Ivory/www.facebook.com/ironivorywoodstock
Lauren Alaina and boyfriend Cameron Announce Engagement; Iron & Ivory/www.facebook.com/ironivorywoodstock

So far, Alaina has managed to find a venue, a dress, and a date, although the latter of those three are being kept under wraps. And, despite being in “full planning mode,” she and her fiancé, who is a partner in a Nashville-based insurance firm, haven’t yet picked out the food for their wedding. 

“I’m going to thrive on the food days. I’m going to act like I can’t make a decision, so I get to go back up 15 times,” Alaina said of her planning process.

Alaina Shares She Has A Wedding Planner

Luckily, the Georgia-born future spouses have a wedding planner they can turn to, so the rest of the planning process can run smoothly. 

“I got a wedding planner, so that I would know what a wedding is. Bruce Pittman. He’s wonderful,” Alaina shares. “I thank God for him because I don’t have to worry. I’ll have to be the woman in the white dress. That’s about all I know!”

Alaina was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on February 12, 2022. She was invited into the Opry club by Opry member Trisha Yearwood, who joined the “Road Less Traveled” singer onstage during a performance. And, during the exchange, Yearwood even compared the highly sought-after offer to a wedding proposal. 

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“Trisha [Yearwood] and Garth [Brooks] showed up!” Alaina recalled the night she became a member of the Opry. “It was life-changing. It was my biggest goal for myself and my life. So, to have achieved that? It’s like everything else now is just icing on the cake.”

Dolly Parton was also involved in Alaina’s joining to the Opry club. The legendary singer wasn’t able to attend the ceremony, but instead, made a video for Alaina to let her know how proud she was and that she wished her the best. 

“You and I have a lot in common. We both started young, we love country music, and we love the Grand Ole Opry, and I’d give a million dollars if I could be there with Trisha and Garth Brooks and everyone who loves you to get you inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. I just want to wish you the best in your whole career,” Parton said in the recorded clip. 

“That day, I made a joke that my wedding was going to have to be pretty good, so we’re working on it. Our wedding day’s got some serious living up to do. Maybe Dolly Parton can make a video,” Alaina said, suggesting Parton play a role in her bridal ceremony.

Trisha Yearwood and Lauren Alaina; Photo Courtesy of Chris Hollo/Opry
Trisha Yearwood and Lauren Alaina; Photo Courtesy of Chris Hollo/Opry

Announced Her Engaged On Grand Ole Opry Stage

And, aside from her Grand Ole Opry induction, the Opry, itself, holds a very special place in Alaina’s heart. So much so that she announced her engagement to Arnold during a Nov. 19th set on the Opry stage. 

“Everybody, this is my fiancé. Make some noise for my future husband, everybody,” Alaina told fans of her and Arnold at the time. 

Alaina later shared the exciting news with her Instagram followers, writing, “BRIDE be dang’d, y’all. My best friend, @arnold.cam, asked me to marry him, and I announced it at my favorite place in the world, @opry. I didn’t know happiness and excitement like this existed. I can’t wait to be Mrs. Cameron Scott Arnold. 💍 #Laurnold 📸: @hannahkikphoto.”

Recently Signed A New Record Deal With Big Loud

Aside from changing her last name soon, Alaina also has made a few changes in her professional life. The “Doin’ Fine” singer who recently signed a new record deal, says fans should be prepared for new music on the way. 

“I signed with Big Loud. I’ve made quite a few big changes in my life in the last year. It’s been so much fun to rebrand myself,” Alaina says. “I haven’t shared it yet with the world, but I’m very excited. It’s going to be a little bit of a different sound for me than in the past. I think it’s by far going to be the best music I’ve ever done.”

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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