Photos and Details of Kelly Clarkson's Wedding With Brandon Blackstock
Congratulations are in order for Kelly Clarkson and fiance Brandon Blackstock. The couple tied the knot at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, on Sunday, October 20. Despite eloping, Kelly didn't leave her fans hanging as she tweeted her wedding pictures on Twitter.
"I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock :) We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!" the blushing bride tweeted one photo which shows her new husband lovingly kissing her temple as they posed against the backdrop of a beautiful wooden bridge.
While her groom suited up, she donned a Temperly London gown and finished off her look with a Maria Elena headpiece designed by "American Idol" season one alum Jim Verraros. She carried a bouquet of sunflowers and Bluebonnets, the official flower of her home state of Texas.
"Thnx Temperley 4 my beautiful dress! & thank you to my friend @JimVerraros & Maria Elena 4 the beautiful headpiece!" the "Tie It Up" singer gushed. She also uploaded an image of her sharing a passionate kiss with her hubby in an open field with scenic scenery on the background.
Us Weekly reports that 31-year-old Clarkson who is currently getting her pilot's license flew them in for the ceremony and Blackstock, 36, was going to fly them back out. His children, Savannah and Seth, from his previous marriage attended their intimate weekend ceremony.
Before the nuptials, Clarkson threw an adult tea party in Austin to celebrate the end of her singlehood. She and her guests donned retro flapper numbers and enjoyed cocktails served in tiny tea pots labeled "moonshine," "whiskey," and "scotch." Some NSFW gift bags were spotted as well.
Clarkson and Blackstock, a talent manager, first met in 2006 during rehearsals for the American Country Music Awards, but they didn't start dating until six years later. "This guy walks by, making everybody laugh. I said, 'I'm gonna end up with him. I know it,' " she recalled.
Brandon is the stepson of Reba McEntire who married Clarkson's manager Narvel Blackstock. "Brandon is my manager's son. I've known him for six years but he was married. Then, suddenly, there he was at the Super Bowl and he was single," she once said.
The couple got engaged in December 2012. He proposed with a yellow canary diamond ring that he designed with Johnathon Arndt. They obtained marriage license on October 15 in Sumner County, Tennessee, signing it under their full names, Kelly Brielle Clarkson and Narvel Brandon Blackstock.
They initially planned a big "earthy" wedding that included 200 guests, sunflowers and yellow roses in the backyard of the Nashville home that they share with his kids. But due to their hectic schedules, they later scrapped it for a more low-key wedding.
"I'm so over it," she told Ryan Seacrest this summer. "It's so overwhelming. We're just doing a lot. Touring, and the wedding, and the Christmas album...so I'm over the wedding part." She later tweeted, "We are eloping for one reason only. We both want an intimate ceremony."
After the nuptials, she planned to start a family right away. "I want babies, like, right off the bat!" she said. "I'm totally gonna have a girl. My first child will be a girl -- I know it in my soul." She added, "I want two kids. Two more, that is. I've already got two!"
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