Gwen Stefani Shares Never-Before-Seen Wedding Day Footage In Honor Of First Anniversary with Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani is reflecting on marrying Blake Shelton on their first anniversary. On Sunday (July 3), the “Hollaback Girl” singer,…
Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton; Photos via Instagram
Gwen Stefani is reflecting on marrying Blake Shelton on their first anniversary.
On Sunday (July 3), the “Hollaback Girl” singer, 52, shared never-before-seen clips from the couple’s wedding day alongside a sweet message for Shelton, 46.
“1 year down, forever to go @blakeshelton ❤️” Stefani captioned the clip.
The montage of clips begins with Shelton removing his wife’s veil to share a kiss in front of the custom-built chapel on Shelton’s ranch, built exclusively for the superstar couple to say their “I Do’s.”
As the clip continues, additional footage from throughout their wedding day is displayed, including the newlyweds posing in front of a massive lit star featuring their initials and their first dance, where Stefani appears to be crying.
The video is set to Elvis Presley’s iconic hit “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.”
After six years together, Shelton and Stefani exchanged vows during an intimate ceremony in front of their closest family and friends on July 3, 2021.
The elegant ceremony took place on Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch and was officiated by the couple’s longtime friend and The Voice cohort, Carson Daly.
The couple’s big day included several special touches, making for a memorable and very personal wedding.
Stefani sported two Vera Wang gowns throughout the day, both of which paid tribute to Stefani’s three sons, Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.
They celebrated their nuptials with a five-tier wedding cake that was made to look like Stefani’s parents’ wedding cake.
The superstars shared their first dance with Shelton’s beloved dog, Betty, by their side.
In lieu of wedding vows, Shelton sang a song called “We Can Reach The Stars,” a track that he co-wrote alongside Craig Wiseman. The song, which finds Shelton putting his love for Stefani on full display within the heartfelt lyrics, was later released on his album, Body Language.
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