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Gwen Stefani confirms marriage with very first photos from her wedding to Blake Shelton 

Gwen Stefani has given fans a look at her stunning wedding to Blake Shelton, confirming their marriage via Instagram on Monday.

The pop star, 51, looked every inch the blushing bride, as she and the country favorite kissed in front of a beautiful cake in one photo.

Another shot showed Shelton driving his love off as she flashed her legs under one of the two classic Vera Wang wedding dresses she wore for their big day.

‘Dreams do come [heart and praying hands emojis],’ she captioned the gorgeous photos, while adding an ‘I love you’ for her new husband Blake.

The country singer embraced the pop star from behind and kissed her forehead in a lovely taken at dusk in front of wisps of pink-flecked clouds.

As seen in People, Gwen’s gown worn for the ceremony featured a sweetheart plunging neckline, cut away back, fitted bodice and floor-length tulle skirt.

The Bathwater songstress’s chapel length veil featured the embroidered names of Stefani, Shelton, and Stefani’s sons, Kingston James McGregor, 15, Zuma Nesta Rock, 12, and Apollo Bowie Flynn, seven.

Gwen and Blake stood next to a covered stone pavilion, which may have been where they tied the knot, and they were at the edge of a cliff above the tree tops.

Her strapless reception dress was also courtesy of Wang, featuring a pair of hand sewn love birds symbolizing the couple, along with silk, crystal and sequin embroidered foliage around the waist giving way to a hand tumbled tulle mini skirt. 

Three baby lovebirds also representing Stefani’s children with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale were also worked into the ensemble. 

Blake’s bride made sure to include an unmistakably country touch – stiletto white cowboy boots by Le Silla. 

Here comes the bride! Gwen Stefani was every inch the blushing bride as she prepared to exchange vows with Blake Shelton on Saturday

Going to the chapel! The pop singer posted a playful video of herself throwing her veil over her head while getting glammed up for her special day

Marital glow: Still wearing her silky robe but with a face full of makeup, Gwen couldn't have looked any happier as she prepared to say 'I do' to the country sensation

Going to the chapel! The pop singer posted a playful video of herself throwing her veil over her head while getting glammed up for her special day

Right before, she shared a sweet video, where she played around with her white floral veil while getting ready for her big day.

Still wearing her silky robe but with a face full of makeup, Gwen couldn’t have looked any happier as she prepared to say ‘I do’ to the country sensation.

‘July 3rd 2021,’ she captioned the video, indicating the date she had tied the knot with Blake.

The No Doubt singer was dressed in a lustrous white stain robe with pink floral designs on the sleeves.

Later on Monday, Gwen posted a gorgeous black-and-white shot to her Instagram Stories of her and Blake embracing for a photo with guests dining under elegant candelabras. 

Jeremy Bustos, who photographed the wedding for the happy couple, called the job ‘the greatest honor’ in an Insta Stories post on his account.

‘I had the greatest honor of spend the weekend with the sweetest, most down-to-Earth, and straight up best-est couple, ever,’ he wrote.

‘G + B, thank you for not only trusting me to capture your most important day…but for your genuine hospitality and kindness.’ 

Loved-up: Later on Monday, Gwen posted a gorgeous black-and-white shot to her Instagram Stories of her and Blake embracing for a photo with guests dining under elegant candelabras

Puppy love! In one snap the newlyweds were joined by a dog

Loved-up: Later on Monday, Gwen posted a gorgeous black-and-white shot to her Instagram Stories of her and Blake embracing for a photo with guests dining under elegant candelabras

Glowing review: x

Glowing review: Jeremy Bustos, who photographed the wedding for the happy couple, called the job ‘the greatest honor’ in an Insta Stories post on his account

Specially built: The ceremony was held at Blake's Oklahoma ranch in an outdoor chapel that he built himself with 'input' from Gwen. The couple only had about 40 close friends and family attending

Specially built: The ceremony was held at Blake’s Oklahoma ranch in an outdoor chapel that he built himself with ‘input’ from Gwen. The couple only had about 40 close friends and family attending

Although Gwen shared the stunning images from her wedding, Blake kept quiet on his own social media accounts. 

In her caption tags, Gwen revealed that her stunning white off-the-shoulder gown had been designed by Vera Wang, while her trusty stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn had helped her achieve her pristine look.

The Voice judges tied the knot on Saturday, July 3 in a ceremony at Blake’s ranch.

He built an outdoor chapel for the wedding with input from his soon-to-be wife. 

‘Blake built a chapel on the grounds of his Oklahoma ranch. He did it himself with help,’ a source told Us Weekly in December 2020. ‘It’s really a tribute to their love. They are going to get married in the chapel, most likely early next year.’ 

Gwen’s Instagram post included many of the people who helped make the wedding possible, among them Carson Daly, the long-running host of The Voice.

According to Page Six, Daly officiated the ceremony for his current and former costars.

The TV host revealed in January that he had urged Gwen not to date Blake, though he seemed to be joking somewhat at the time.

She said yes! Gwen announced her engagement to Blake back in October 2020

She said yes! Gwen announced her engagement to Blake back in October 2020

The wedding was an intimate affair for Blake and Gwen, with Today reporting that they only had about 40 guests, which were made up of family and close friends.

Among those seen attending were Gwen’s parents Dennis Stefani and Patti Flynn, though it’s not yet known who else attended. 

On Thursday, TMZ reported that the couple had obtained their marriage license, meaning they had only 10 days to get married before it expired. 

Blake, Gwen and her children had departed Los Angeles on Friday, June 25, just after the country hitmaker had finished up work on The Voice. 

The wedding’s success can be largely attributed to Gwen’s planning.

In May, Blake joked to USA Today that it would be a ‘pretty classless wedding’ if he planned it, which was why Gwen was taking charge.

‘I want her to do all of that stuff and handle it because it’s going to be great. She’s in the middle of planning the thing, and she’s always so mindful … of me,’ he continued. ‘She’s like, “Hey, I don’t want to just take this thing over.” I think she’s having a blast doing it. I mean, I know she’s having a blast doing it.’

PDA: Gwen shut down rumors earlier in June that they had secretly wed when she called Blake her 'fiancé' in a birthday tribute

PDA: Gwen shut down rumors earlier in June that they had secretly wed when she called Blake her ‘fiancé’ in a birthday tribute

Blake and Gwen’s romance goes back to 2015, when they struck up a relationship while working together on The Voice.

At the time, both singers were coming off heartbreaks.

In July of that year, Blake and his then-wife Miranda Lambert announced that they were divorcing after four years of marriage and almost a decade together.

Gwen had her own marital split when she announced her divorce from Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale in August 2015 after two decades together and nearly 13 years of marriage.  

In February, Blake opened up about how much it meant for him to become a stepfather to the three boys during a radio interview for KFROG’s The Ride With Kimo & Heather.

‘I don’t know if it’s as hard or harder or not as hard as being an actual, biological parent, you know?’ he mused. ‘I have a stepfather in my life who’s one of my heroes. I love my stepfather and I look up to him and he’s like a father to me, so I have a good inspiration in my life for how to do this and the kind of stepdad I want to be. And I take it very serious.

‘But I also have a blast with it, I’m not gonna lie,’ he continued. ‘I don’t take it so serious that I’m not enjoying this time because I really am, especially now that we’re five years into this thing.’

He's the one: 'Happy father's day to the most generous patient loving funny guy i know — we love u so much,' she wrote while tagging Blake

He’s the one: ‘Happy father’s day to the most generous patient loving funny guy i know — we love u so much,’ she wrote while tagging Blake 

Blake added, ‘I can’t imagine my life without these kids now.’

The country singer and Gwen went public with their relationship in late 2015.

Back then, a source told People that Blake ‘wanted to take his time with marriage,’ though he was ‘absolutely committed to Gwen.’

He decided he was ready to move forward on October 27, 2020, when the two announced their engagement. 

The Hollaback Girl singer appeared to shade her ex-husband with a Father’s Day post last week that focused only on Blake without a mention of Gavin.

The Voice coach and country superstar was seen bonding with her boys in several sweet photos, while their biological father was conspicuously absent.

‘Happy father’s day to the most generous patient loving funny guy i know — we love u so much,’ she wrote while tagging Blake. 

TIMELINE OF GWEN AND BLAKE’S ROMANCE

April 2014: First meeting

Gwen and Blake meet as coaches on The Voice alongside Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine.

 

November 2014: First selfie together

Gwen posts her first selfie with Blake along with the caption ‘[heart] him’.

 

July 2015: Blake gets divorced

Blake gets divorced from Miranda Lambert after four years together. In a joint statement they said: ‘We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.’

August 2015: Gwen gets divorced

Gwen splits from Gavin Rossdale after 13 years together. ‘While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.’ they said in a joint statement.

September 2015: Bonding

The duo appear to be bonding as they each go through divorce together. Gwen shares another selfie of the duo with a heart emoji.

 

October 2015: Rumors heat up

Rumors swirl that Gwen and Blake are dating after they put on a chemistry-packed rendition of Drake’s Hotline Bling during Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

Later that month the couple are spotted holding hands while leaving Jared Leto’s Halloween party.

November 2015: It’s confirmed

The couple confirm their romance as a rep for Blake says ‘Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating.’

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest Gwen revealed that they bonded over their divorces. ‘To be super honest, it is kind of crazy we both went through the same thing at the same time,’ she said.

February 2016: Red carpet debut

The couple make their red carpet debut at the Vanity Fair 2016 Oscars afterparty. 

 

June 2016: Blake opens up

Blake opened up about his split from Miranda and finding love with Gwen. ‘Gwen saved my life. Who else on earth could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician? You can’t even imagine the similarities in our divorces.’ he told Billboard.

October 2017: Pal Adam Levine weighs in

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine discussed the couple’s romance, telling Howard Stern ‘it’s real’.

‘It’s so funny. They found each other at really interesting times in their lives. It’s really beautiful. Because it’s in the public eye, a lot of people want to have their own bullshit opinions about it, but I’m, like, there. I see it every day. I have a pretty unique perspective on it, and it’s real, man.’ he said.

September 2019: Gwen gushes about the country star  

‘He’s so good at the show, I mean, he’s just so magical,’ Gwen told Andy Cohen while discussing working with Blake on The Voice. ‘Blake is literally a unicorn. Like anywhere he goes, people are just attracted to him, and he’s such an incredible talent.

‘I can’t imagine before, I didn’t even know he existed, like before the show. I didn’t even know he was a human being on this planet, and I didn’t know much about country…. He is literally a country jukebox. He knows every single song forever, he’s incredible like that. But I just love that we’re so from different genres.’

October 2020: They’re engaged! 

The couple announce their engagement after five years together. In matching photos shared to Instagram, the couple could be seen kissing as the singer held up her hand to show off her ring. “I heard a YES!” Blake captioned his post. 

 

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