Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton ‘didn’t want a circus’ for their ‘intimate’ wedding

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I’ve seen the grumbling about Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s wedding, but I’m really here for these two dorks celebrating their love. Are they both kind of problematic in their own way? Yes. But I’ve always enjoyed their relationship and I genuinely hope that Blake and Gwen last forever. I think she loves being married and he’s finally understood that she’s not going to pull a Miranda Lambert on him. Anyway, Gwen is still posting wedding photos and photos of her Vera Wang wedding gown and party dress. They even gave some exclusive photos to People Magazine for this week’s cover story. I get why People went with “Country Wedding” and it is true that it was a wedding on Blake’s Oklahoma ranch. But Gwen is such a California Girl and she was representing some Cali style and vibe. I don’t know. I guess it appeals to People’s readership. You can read People’s full coverage here. Some highlights:

He wanted everything perfect for Gwen: Blake Shelton, 45, “wanted” their July 3 wedding on his Tishomingo, Oklahoma, ranch “to be perfect” for the No Doubt rocker, 51. “His love for her is so deep,” says the source. “Having the wedding at home was a way for their families — and Gwen — to be as comfortable as possible.”

Keeping it simple. As 40 friends and family cheered them on and longtime friend Carson Daly officiated, Shelton — who dressed up his usual blue jeans with a tuxedo jacket, vest and bow tie — and Stefani said “I do” in a backyard chapel on his ranch. “They purposely kept the wedding simple,” says a source close to Stefani, who looked stunning in a custom silk and tulle Vera Wang wedding gown and chapel-length veil embroidered with Shelton and her sons’ names. “They didn’t want a circus. In the end, they just wanted to have this moment with their loved ones.”

Everything was on Blake’s Oklahoma properties: With so many happy memories at the ranch, the source close to the couple says, “they thought it was the perfect place for their wedding.” At their wedding reception, which was also held on the ranch, Stefani and Shelton giddily cut into an ornate, five-tier wedding cake adorned with white frosting and a traditional bride-and-groom cake topper. Later in the night, a small group headed to Shelton’s second home in the area, on the shore of Lake Texoma in Kingston, Oklahoma, to continue the celebrations. The night ended with an elaborate fireworks show.

They felt married before this: “They’ve been really excited leading up to the big day,” says the source close to the couple. “Blake and Gwen were just so happy and looking forward to celebrating their relationship with their families.They already felt like husband and wife long before the wedding and have been operating as life partners. This day was a formality that was important to the whole family.”

She’s so happy with him: “Blake’s caring, take-charge attitude worked wonders for her,” a Stefani source says of the couple. “His compassion was great for her confidence, and the romance continued to develop. It’s a true love story.”

He loves her sons: “Blake loves the kids and had no problem adjusting to a new role as an extra dad,” says the music source. Adds another industry insider: “They each put the other first and appreciate each other. They are seamless as a family. She’s able to lean on Blake to be an extra dad. He’s a wonderful role model for Gwen’s sons. The kids love him and have a really special bond with Blake.”

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I’ve said for years now that Blake adores those boys and he’s already raising them like they’re his kids. The boys and Gwen seem to love the different life in Oklahoma. Blake adapted his property to be comfortable for Gwen and the boys to run around, play games, go fishing, ride go-karts and all of that. And then Blake wanted Gwen to just plan the wedding of her dreams, ranch-style and that’s what she did. I don’t know. I think they’re both so happy.

Photos courtesy of Gwen Stefani’s Instagram and People Mag’s IG.

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  1. Soapboxpudding says:

    Glad they had a wonderful day. Loathe the high heel boots. Not a fan of the dresses either. The embroidery on the veil is sweet though.

  2. TippyToes says:

    Gwen use to be my girl crush. She seemed so cool, loved her fashion sense and it seemed natural.
    Now all I get is this try hard, desperate vibe.

  3. DS9 says:

    I’m happy for them. People deserve partners who meet them where they are, love them for who they are, and give them peace and joy. And it looks like they’ve found that.

    • Jayna says:

      Such a sweet post and so true.

    • Thirtynine says:

      Yes. The whole thing to me looked joyful. They were happy, and were happy being themselves with friends and family. I wish them all good things.

  4. LaraK says:

    So happy for them.

    Yes they have their issues, but Blake seems to be the only one on the voice who has actively supported his singers post-show. He is an amazing father. Actually she has always been an active and amazing mother too.

    I hope they stay this happy always. And the wedding was gorgeous!

  5. tig says:

    i love her and loathe Gavin for what looks to be a hell of a marriage. Let’s see, Gavin invites his male ex-love to their London wedding, installs his best friend as her assistant, manages to cheat on her with Courtney Love, constantly is jealous of her career, and there is no way he didn’t have suspicions Daisy Lowe was his daughter. This wedding still seems to be repudiation of Gavin and it will be interesting to see where she goes from here.

    • Z says:

      why is the ex-lover being male even relevant or any worse than a female ex?

      • You Know Me says:

        People, mostly women; REALLY get hung up on Gavin and perhaps a male lover – I believe it’s fear their own husbands may be doing the same. The story has gone so far bonkers I don’t believe any of it. They had a crappy marriage, maybe they both are crappy people – I don’t know much about Gavin. other than from Gwen so I’ll take it with a grain of salt. On the other hand – Gwen is….

  6. SM says:

    I am happy for them. While I would never with Blake, Gwen seems to have found whatever she was looking for in him. I do however have to side eye the “no circus”/intimate wedding comment when clearly they invited People to their wedding.

    • Eurydice says:

      Did they invite People to their wedding? Or did they give People the photos afterward?

    • Mustang says:

      It reminds me of the scene in SATC where Carrie and Charlotte are reading Big’s wedding announcement. Charlotte reads from the article, “We wanted to keep it simple/intimate,” (something to that effect) and Carrie chimes in with something like, “Yeah, your friends and families and the New York Times.”

  7. KNy says:

    None of this is to my taste, but it’s not my wedding. It is heartwarming that he seems to love her kids so much. My mom got married (and then divorced. Hallelujah!) to a guy that really was not fond of myself and my siblings. He didn’t hit us (by the time they got married, two of us were 18+ and would not have hesitated to beat the sh*t out of him), but he would blow up randomly and get super nasty. It really affected our relationship with our mother for a long time. I’m really glad that Gwen and Blake seem to prioritize her kids.

  8. Eurydice says:

    Good for them. I hope they’re happy for a very long time.

  9. Va Va Kaboom says:

    Is it weird that I’m super disappointed with Gwen’s dresses? Her first wedding dress is still in my top 3 favorite wedding dresses of all time.

    • Mustang says:

      No, not weird at all. The top of it looks….uncomfortable? Looks very stiff and unforgiving, as if it would hurt to bend or move. I am sorry to say I liked her first (pink) wedding dress much more.

      • lucy2 says:

        I didn’t love her pink wedding dress, but it’s miles better than this one, with the weird bodice and all that tulle. The b&w photo shows there’s just too much!

        I don’t get it at all, but they seem happy together, and I hope her kids are happy too.

  10. Renee says:

    I’m happy for them. They seem happy and content with one another. I’m glad they found each other after the trash they were both married to previously.

  11. Chloe says:

    What better way to keep something low key than to share it with People magazine :eyeroll:. Gwen sucks so much nowadays! Bleh

    • Humbugged says:

      Or People trolled her IG account . She released all those photos for free

    • Jayna says:

      All of the photos People Magazine used came from Gwen’s Instagram account. So there was no exclusive wedding coverage given to People Magazine.

  12. Case says:

    I love when veils have something meaningful on them. Love hers with Blake’s and her kids’ names.

  13. You Know Me says:

    Oh please. Their ‘wedding’ photos were released to People Mag before the actual ‘service’ so…come on now. These two thirst traps…

    • Humbugged says:

      No they were released on IG on Sunday night

      • You Know Me says:

        Weird cause that isn’t the story going around. Oh well. I don’t care about these two thirst traps enough to find out. I don’t believe People ‘stole’ the images. Please. They done been paid.

      • Humbugged says:

        How were they paid they released the shots for free on IG .And then Daly released a lot more with his kids in them also free

        Before the service ? The wedding was on Saturday ,the pics came out Sun evening ,Daly put up more on Mon .Stay away from BlindGossip

      • You Know Me says:

        Hi Gwen! Stay blessed!

      • Humbugged says:

        Stop talking bollocks because you were called out for taking shit

        And once again explain how they sold the photos before the service and then released them 4 days before the magazine came out

    • Jaded says:

      Glad to know you, out of millions of people, have the inside story on “word going around” about when the photos were released. Do tell us more…

  14. LisaT says:

    Gwen and Blake intended for Carson Daly to have an exclusive on the Today Show on Monday. TMZ posted on Sunday and then Gwen posted on IG to deny them from profiting on the images/video that they had. People used what Gwen and Carson posted on IG.

  15. Mimi says:

    I love them together, they seem to truly love each other.

  16. Mimi says:

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Gwen bc I’m still obsessed with no doubt to this day and she looks beautiful

  17. Veronica S. says:

    Honestly, I’m very “whatever” about the elements about it that seem trashy. Her first marriage ended in a humiliating, shitty way, so if she’s completely taken with Shelton and getting treated right along with the kids, good for them. If they’re happy, go for it. Life is short, so grab what you can.

  18. Jayna says:

    Gwen was such a pretty bride in the wedding gown. I finally saw a photo of the back of her gown when she was walking down the aisle towards Blake, at the least the top part of it with the cutaway back and bow. I thought it was beautiful with the bow. The veil was beautiful on her.