Since December 1914, the city of Taunton has provided a large annual light display each December on Taunton Green, giving it the additional nickname of "Christmas City".The original boundaries of Taunton included the land now occupied by many surrounding towns, including Norton, Easton, Mansfield, Dighton, Raynham, Berkley, and Lakeville.
The couple also looked to their beloved city for their wedding theme.
“Cherry blossoms are everywhere during the spring in San Francisco, so we used that as inspiration,” explains Steve.
The Native Americans called the region Cohannet, Tetiquet and Titicut before the arrival of the Europeans.
Taunton is also known as the "Silver City", as it was an historic center of the silver industry beginning in the 19th century when companies such as Reed & Barton, F. Rogers, Poole Silver, and others produced fine-quality silver goods in the city.
and owning it a great mercy of God to bring us to this place, and settling of us, on lands of our own bought with our money in peace, in the midst of the heathen, for a possession for ourselves and for our posterity after us." Plymouth Colony was formally divided into counties on June 2, 1685, with Taunton becoming the shire town of Bristol County.
The counties of Plymouth Colony were transferred to the Province of Massachusetts Bay on the arrival of its charter and governor on May 14, 1692.After a year of friendly banter when they would run into one another, the two fell into deep conversation at a friend’s birthday party and began dating.The Bride Wore: Vika had dreamed of having that “aha” moment when she tried on her wedding gown but after trying on dress after dress, she was discouraged.The ceremony space was transformed into a magical spring-like setting complete with lavender and white uplighting, silver Chivari chairs and dramatic cherry blossoms draped with crystals.“The wedding had a modern, dynamic look and feel,” says Vika.Most of the town's settlers were originally from Taunton in Somerset, England, which led early settlers to name the settlement after that town.