Taylor Earnhardt and Brandon Putnam wed.


MOORESVILLE, NC – May 30, 2012 – Taylor Nicole Earnhardt, daughter of Teresa Earnhardt and 7-time NASCAR Champion Dale Earnhardt was married Saturday evening of the Memorial Day Weekend to Mr. Brandon Samuel Putnam in Mooresville, North Carolina.

The southern elegance inspired wedding was designed with celebrity event planner David Tutera and took place at the Earnhardts’ private estate. The couple exchanged their vows in a romantic outdoor evening ceremony, nestled lakeside with stained glass panels suspended from surrounding trees.

The bride arrived at the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage that was owned by her father. Taylor wore a customized lace wedding gown by Rivini and walked down the aisle to “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. After saying their “I Do’s,” the couple rode to their reception in a vintage 1946 cherry red pickup truck that was also from Dale Earnhardt's Classic Car Collection.

Taylor and Brandon’s guests were escorted by horse and carriage to the reception space on the estate, where they celebrated under a one of a kind open air pavilion.

Guests were treated to hand-rolled cigars, a fine whiskey tasting bar and a bespoke perfume bar, along with entertainment by country artist Jared Ashley.

The custom pavilion where the reception was held is now being made available to the public for other special events. The unique space has a rustic, southern elegant feel, with antiqued stained glass panels commissioned by local artists, vaulted ceilings, custom woodwork and is filled crystal chandeliers. The newly constructed space opens up to a back terrace overlooking the lake and is the only open air structure of its kind that includes heated flooring, so guests can dance the night away no matter the weather.

About Taylor Earnhardt and Brandon Putnam

Taylor Nicole Earnhardt and Brandon Samuel Putnam were married on the 26th of May, 2012 at the Earnhardt Estate in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Earnhardt, 23, is a professional rodeo competitor and devotes herself to supporting the Dale Earnhardt Foundation, a charitable organization that is dedicated to children, education and wildlife preservation. She is also the Director of Equestrian Development for Dale Earnhardt Incorporated. She is currently studying in equine business, reproduction and training to use in her future endeavors. 

She is the daughter of Dale and Teresa Earnhardt of Mooresville, North Carolina. Her father, seven-time NASCAR Champion Dale Earnhardt, was the co-founder of Dale Earnhardt Incorporated. Her mother Teresa is the co-founder and current CEO of Dale Earnhardt Incorporated based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Putnam, 25, is the owner of Hi Tech Incorporated, a grading and trucking company in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He also competes in rodeo professionally and is an avid hunter.  He graduated from Central Piedmont Community College and received a degree in Fire Science.

He is the son of Sam and Julie Putnam of Charlotte, North Carolina.  His father Sam is a retired landscape and grading company owner and CEO, and his mother Julie is an accountant and financial manager for several grading and land care companies in Charlotte, North Carolina.