Walker Hayes and His Wife ‘Renewed’ Their Wedding Vows In A ‘Romantic’ Ceremony Officiated By Their Daughter

Walker Hayes and his wife, Laney, “renewed” their wedding vows this weekend, thanks to their daughter, Everly.  Hayes documented the…

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Lauren Jo Black

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September 4, 2022

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Walker Hayes and his wife, Laney, “renewed” their wedding vows this weekend, thanks to their daughter, Everly. 

Hayes documented the heartwarming moment on Instagram in a video showcasing the impromptu vow renewal. In the clip, Hayes is seen wearing a long sleeve t-shirt and jeans, while Laney is sporting a sheer veil with athletic wear.  

“With help of pastor Gooey we renewed our vows this evening,” Hayes captioned the post. 

“Wow you look great, I love your shirt. God, you’re just as beautiful as you were when I dropped you off last night. Wow, that’s quite a veil that you got there,” Hayes told his wife in the video, before she said, “Aw, thanks, just a little underdressed.”

“Here you want to put this flower down so we can properly kiss. This is exactly how we kissed the first time,” Hayes said before planting a big smooch on his wife’s lips. 

“Husband and wife. Aw, Romantic,” his daughter said. 

After their sweet kiss, Hayes declared, “We now pronounce you husband and wife!” 

He also added, “Thank you, thank you very much, thanks for coming to our wedding.”

The pair then praised their daughter’s pastoral skills before the clip concluded.

Fans flocked to the comments section admitting that the moment was “so sweet.” 

“This is exactly what life and family is all about. Thank you for sharing,” wrote one Instagram user, while another said, “Best renewal of vows I’ve ever seen. The look on your faces when she asked you to kiss the towel…” 

Walker Hayes and Wife, Laney; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Walker Hayes and Wife, Laney; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Walker and Laney recently celebrated their 18th anniversary with a date night at you guessed it – Applebee’s. Bringing his lyrics from “Fancy Like” to life, Hayes shared videos of the couple at the popular restaurant to his Instagram account.

“18 years and we’re still here eating at Applebee’s,” Hayes said.

Walker Hayes met Laney while in elementary school. They didn’t make things official until high school after they starred in a high school play together. 

After their first date, sparks flew and the couple went on to date for about seven years before hitting a rough patch in college. 

“I didn’t know I wanted to marry Laney until we actually broke up for about nine or ten months right after college, and it was the hardest, it was almost like a divorce,” Walker told Sounds Like Nashville. “We had been together for six, seven years, [but] that volatility that made us so beautiful also made us explosive… I wouldn’t have said a lot of peers or families thought we were the greatest match, but we knew there was something we couldn’t duplicate.” 

Walker Hayes and wife, Laney; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
Walker Hayes and wife, Laney; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

Walker and Laney tied the knot on June 12, 2004.

Laney has gone on to become a muse for Hayes and has inspired songs such as “Don’t Let Her,” “U Gurl,” “Life With You,” “I Hope You Miss Me,” “Make You Cry,” and more. 

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The pair share six children Lela, Chapel, Baylor, Beckett, Loxley, and Everly. Their youngest daughter Oakleigh tragically died during birth back in 2018.

Fans have fallen in love with Walker, Laney, and the entire Hayes family on Instagram, where they often share videos of their everyday life and clips of them dancing to Walker Hayes’ music.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.