Down the Lane: A little girl’s dream come true

Published 9:09 am Friday, July 5, 2019

She dared to dream as little girls do. At around the age of 10, Brittany Cartwright used to imagine if she ever got married she wanted to get married at the castle on Versailles Road in Lexington.

I do not know whether or not at the age of 10 if she ever believed that dream would ever come true or not. That dream stayed with Cartwright her entire life.

Four years ago Cartwright met a handsome guy in Las Vegas while there visiting her friend Cara Tabor. From what I have gathered, Brittany Cartwright’s beauty made Jax Taylor pay attention to her immediately.

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It would not be long before Taylor had talked Cartwright into going to Hollywood with him to meet the friends he worked with at a restaurant named Sur that Lisa Vanderpump owned.

Taylor was already on a reality television show called “Vanderpump Rules” and before long Cartwright would appear on the show also.

Tom Schwartz and his wife Katie were planning their wedding on “Vanderpump Rules” when Cartwright said if she ever got married, she wanted to get married at a castle in Kentucky.

At first, it looked like Jax Taylor could not be tamed. It seemed he kept messing up.

Somehow though, it always seemed Jax never left Cartwright’s heart, and it became evident she was madly in love with him.

When Taylor learned about his father’s death, Cartwright stood by him so wholly and helped him get through a tough time in his life, it seemed he realized he could not live without her.

One night after taking Cartwright to the place where they had their first date, Taylor asked Cartwright to make him the happiest man alive and become his wife.

Cartwright, shocked and with tears streaming down her eyes, accepted a massive diamond ring by saying yes.

It would take 20 years for her dream to become a reality with Jax Taylor who was born Jason Cauchi.

Saturday night, in front of about 200 onlookers, Cartwright’s little girl dreams came to fruition.

Cartwright’s family and close friends watched as she was led down the aisle by her dad, Don Cartwright.

Her mom Sherri, who had entered right before Cartwright, was stunning in a gold sequined long dress as her two grandsons walked her down the aisle.

Cartwright’s brother Wes added sweetness to the wedding as he read a poem he had written for his little sister.

Her sister, Tiffany, was included in the long line of bridesmaids and the maid and matron of honor. Her niece Presley tried to steal the spotlight with her beauty as she led the row of flower girls.

All eyes rested on the bride, and we heard whispers of her beauty throughout the crowd. Cartwright married her Prince Charming, and even royalty did not look any more beautiful as they walked down the aisle. She had a fairy tale wedding.

The reception was as beautiful as the wedding. I felt lucky I got to watch the little girl who used to live on my street realize her dream, and I hope the rest of her life will live up to her dreams too.

Sue Staton is a Clark County native who grew up in the Kiddville area. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who is active in her church, First United Methodist Church, and her homemakers group, Towne and Country Homemakers.