“When you’re a little kid, you’re riding the same roads to school every single day, hundreds of times.
When you come back, you snap into that strange nostalgia.”And the church!
—she took Maack to Reem Acra, where Britany got fitted for her custom hand-embroidered silk-taffeta wedding gown and Taylor for the blush-pink, cap-sleeved chiffon maid-of-honor dress that she has on today (the fitting was also Instagrammed, naturally).
Swift has even known the groom, Benjamin La Manna, since kindergarten—she admits to having had a little crush on Ben way back then, when he was “that kid who sat next to me in class with the bowl cut and the Lego lunch box.”Swift hasn’t been to Reading in more than a decade; she was fourteen when she moved with her family to Nashville, on her way to becoming a celebrated country singer-songwriter and later blossoming into one of the biggest pop acts in music history.
While we may miss the frequent updates and enviable photos that Swift, in all her heart-eyed glory, doled out during her past relationships, these occasional sightings of the happy couple indicate that the private life is suiting both Swift and Alwyn just fine.
Taylor Swift wears a Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress and Vetements boots.
During a car ride earlier in the day, she excitedly pointed out landmarks: the creek where she and Britany used to play as kids; a weathered tree house in the front yard of the former Maack family home; the piney woods she and her friends used to think were haunted.“It’s such a surreal, emotional thing,” Swift says.To be clear: I’m not saying the people in this church aren’t aware that Scott and Andrea’s kid turned into, you know, —it’s hilarious to watch the flower girls try to keep it together, and the nuns seem pretty jazzed, too—but that’s not the story today. And the only evidence that the maid of honor is you-know-who is the paparazzi who have gathered at the bottom of the hill, hoping to snag a photo with their long lenses. A treasured footnote to the Taylor Swift backstory is that she spent much of her childhood being raised at, of all places, a Christmas-tree nursery called Pine Ridge Farm. “So I’ve been a big disappointment.”“I’ve gotten over the bitterness, finally,” Andrea says sarcastically.It is the kind of quaint, Norman Rockwell–ian detail that sounds a bit too precious, too good to be true. Soon we arrive at a clearing with a barn and a small farmhouse. Taylor and Andrea have not made any calls or arrangements about visiting.Swift likely made the trip to visit her actor boyfriend, who resides in North London, during a five-day break in her Reputation tour (the next performance is tonight in Chicago).The couple kept their outing low-key and casual, according to , visiting a traditional British pub called The Flask for fish & chips and a pint of London Pride Beer each.To get this look, try: Hydra Beauty Flash Perfecting Balm, Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation, Perles et Fantaisies Highlighter, Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Jersey, Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair, Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Cambon, Inimitable Mascara, Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Coromandel, Les Exclusifs de Chanel, Fresh Body Cream.