Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, the musical couple who got to know each other as judges of “The Voice” reality singing contest, officially tied the knot on July 3.
Stefani ended the feverish marriage speculation with an Instagram post from July 5 wearing a gown and turning up a wedding veil topped with a white bow. “July 3, 2021,” Stefani wrote in the caption with a heart-shaped emoji, tagging Shelton.
“The Today Show” reported that the ceremony took place at the Tishomingo ranch in Shelton, Oklahoma, in a chapel Shelton built for Stefani on the grounds. There were 40 guests at the intimate wedding, with “Today” and “Voice” host Carson Daly serving as celebrant.
Stefani posted a gallery of wedding photos, including one revealing her Vera Wang gown as she posed with Shelton under a twilight sky glowing with the hashtag #married.
“Dreams come true!!!” Stefani wrote in the caption.
The gallery post featured a photo of the happy couple featuring Shelton in blue jeans driving a festive golf cart as Stefani, wearing white cowboy boots, waved her bouquet of white flowers.
Another photo showed the newlyweds kissing in front of a tiered wedding cake.
Stefani wore a bespoke lily white dress with a plunging neckline and cutout back, according to a statement from designer Vera Wang. The dress was worn with a chapel-length veil that featured the hand-embroidered names of “Gwen” and “Blake” as well as the names of Stefani’s children – Kingston, 15, Zuma, 12 and Apollo, 7 years old. The names were flanked by two white roses at the bottom of the veil.
For the reception, Stefani wore a lily white Vera Wang Italian silk-crepe strapless mini dress. The embroidery of the dress was highlighted by a pair of hand-sewn lovebirds symbolizing the couple. The birds were joined by three chicks representing Stefani’s children.
Stefani posted a photo of the couple’s first dance to Peter Gabriel’s “Your Eyes” in his Instagram Stories. Shelton’s dog Betty can be seen walking behind the slowly dancing couple.
Obviously not spotted during the Oklahoma festivities, his colleague judge of “Voice” Adam Levine.
Stefani, 51, hinted at the wedding on Instagram with a photo of her last month having a glass of wine and holding a gift with the caption “SHE IS MARRIED”
The couple connected on the set of “The Voice” in 2015, when the two were coaches on the longtime NBC talent show. The couple formed a quick friendship and bonded over their complex and high-profile divorces. The following year, Shelton told Tennessean, which is part of the USA TODAY Network, that the relationship “literally saved my life.” He explained that he and Stefani initially struggled with trust issues, but they made it an inspiration for their first duet, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart”.
“Sometimes when you think things couldn’t be worse and you can’t make it through another day, you never know what’s going on around the corner that can save your life – literally it is. happened to me, ”said Shelton, 44.
“The fact that we were able to be there for each other and relate to each other in this way like no one else on earth. … There are so many crazy things, to have a shoulder and someone who can be there for you, relate and understand, it literally saved my life.
The couple got engaged last October (Stefani went on to explain that she “had no idea” the proposal was going to come true) and expressed interest in a wedding in the summer of 2021 after initially suspending planning. due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Shelton joked last month to USA TODAY that if it was up to him they would have a country wedding. “If I chose our meal, it would literally be all fried,” he said. “Fries, chicken fillets, you know, all that stuff. I think she knows it would be a classless marriage if I was in control.
Shelton was previously married to country singer Miranda Lambert and Kaynette Williams. Stefani shares her three children with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, with whom she officially separated in 2016.
In a 2017 interview on NBC’s “Today”, Shelton admitted that many fans were puzzled when they became a couple.
“In people’s defense, I think it’s so hard for people to understand why Gwen would want to be with me,” he said. “I don’t blame them.”
Shelton said in a July 2020 interview on “Today” that he works hard to be a positive role model for Stefani’s three boys.
During the interview, Kotb asked Shelton on Stefani’s Father’s Day Instagram post, in which she thanked Shelton for “helping me raise these boys !!”
“It’s a scary time for me, because it’s one thing for me to be with the kids all the time and be their buddies,” Shelton said. “But after a while you have to consider that they start to listen to what you are saying, and that comes with a lot of responsibility, which is new to me.”
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