Actress Carlson Young on Her Engagement to Musician Isom Innis

The Scream star talks about her Foster the People fiancé and their upcoming nuptials.

Photo by Benjo Arwas 

Modern-day brides and grooms are busier than ever, but when a couple is trying to balance filming schedules with global tours, a romantic relationship can be especially tricky. However, "Scream" actress Carlson Young and Foster the People’s Isom Innis are making it happen. With just a few weeks left until their April wedding, we caught up with Carlson to discuss her beloved, their wedding-planning process, and what she’s most looking forward to when it comes to their nuptials. See her answers and their engagement photos below!

Inside Weddings: How long have you been together? Can you tell us about your engagement?

Carlson Young: We've been together for three and a half years. Our engagement was awesome and very unforgettable. We were in Iceland stranded on the side of a mountain in -10 degree weather in the middle of a massive snowstorm. Our car got stuck for 6+ hours and finally we got a single bar of service on our phone to call Icelandic emergency services to come save us... but before we got the service, we were in total survival mode, not even sure what was going to happen. We were at least 30 miles from anywhere with service, and it was so freezing outside you couldn't stay out of the car for more than 10 minutes! So, thankfully, we were rescued, and on the drive home, I made him pull over because the sun was finally coming up, and it looked like Mordor. I started blasting The Lord of the Rings music. We were just cracking up – totally shocked at the whole experience. And then he proposed. He was like, "Ummmm I didn't plan on doing this now, but I feel like I should, because we almost just died!"

IW: How long will you have been engaged when you get married? How many months of that were spent planning the big day?

CY: We'll have been engaged for a year and a half. Planning started tentatively about a year ago. 

IW: Was there anything particularly surprising or unexpected about the task of wedding planning?

CY: We've had a really pleasant wedding planning experience thanks to our planner, Melanie Tatum of Melanie Tatum Events. She's so creative and on the ball. 


Photo by Eliza Kennard
Photo by Eliza Kennard

IW: What was the process of getting your wedding-day dress/ensemble like?

CY: Well, I've had a silhouette in mind for years. I sat down with Christian Siriano, and he came up with something I'm completely in love with. I've always been a big fan of his, so I thought he was the perfect person for the job. 

IW: Upon what factor did you base your choice of vendors? (Past experience, reputation, accessibility, etc.)

CY: That's something our wedding planner handled mostly. I totally trust her judgment. I've seen the florist, Rusty Glenn, do absolutely gorgeous work in the past, so I was excited to see what he'd come up with for us. 


Photo by Eliza Kennard

IW: How involved have you both been in planning? Your families?

CY: We've been on the outside, I'd say! Between my mom and our planner, it's been pretty delightful. We feel really lucky because my fiancé and I have had busy work schedules. 

IW: What are three things that you're both most looking forward to on the big day?

CY: We can't wait to be with all the people we love at our rehearsal dinner, and I can't wait to wear my dress on the actual day. We're also really looking forward to the band Active Child playing our first dance – his song, “You Are All I See,” was the music we fell in love to!


Photo by Benjo Arwas

Photo by Benjo Arwas

Read up on more celebrities dishing about their nuptials: American Idol alum Pia Toscano, pro-surfer Carissa Moore, and Jennifer Lopez's backup dancer Tera Perez.

Authored by: Megan Simpson

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