Blake Shelton Writes Wedding Song for Miranda Lambert, Neal McCoy Provides Music for Their First Dance
Us Weekly got the exclusive scoop on last weekend's wedding between Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, who debuted their first wedding photo on the cover of this week's issue of the magazine. The publication was apprised of every last detail of the big day for one of country music's favorite couples, and the issue features a variety of beautiful photos (shot by Robert Evans) from the ceremony and reception. Lambert had gone on record saying that she and Shelton wanted to buck tradition, and while they did not forgo it, they customized and altered it to their tastes.
Shelton even performed 'Let's Grow Old Together,' a song that he wrote for the wedding, before Lambert walked down the aisle. How romantic.
Lambert asked her bridesmaid Ashley Monroe to sing 'Makin' Plans' — a song that Lambert penned for Shelton in 2009 -- as she walked down the aisle. Monroe, one of her partners in the all-girl trio Pistol Annies, was a perfect choice to sing the song, and she moved Lambert to the point of tears. "I was thinking about not crying. Then when I got close, I didn't think of anyone else. It was just me and Blake," Lambert told Us Weekly.
Country legend Neal McCoy performed at the reception, singing 'No Doubt About It' for the couple's first dance. "We weren't planning on that," Lambert said in the Us Weekly cover story. "Neal took that upon himself to have those traditional moment, a first dance with Blake and then a dance with my dad. I'm glad he did!"
McCoy sang throughout the reception to keep guests dancing the night away. An impromptu jam session also ensued, since country's A-list was in attendance. Monroe told the publication that Martina McBride sang 'Stand by Your Man' and that Reba got up to sing, too, saying, "It was like being at the CMAs!" At midnight, the band was switched out for a karaoke machine and Kellie Pickler got in on the fun there!
It was a musical wedding for Lambert and Shelton, and it was also a beautiful affair. Us reveals it took place in a barn lit with lanterns, complete with glass lamps, twigs and honeysuckle, and that the reception began with an outdoor BBQ buffet. Lambert even wore the same ivory gown that her mother wore three decades prior; she dressed it down with a pair of custom Casadei cowboy boots, which was fitting for this country matrimonial hoedown.
The bride personally picked her bridesmaid's dresses (they were all different) and hairstyles, and gifted each of the 15 members in the wedding party with their own pair of vintage Durango cowboy boots. What a thoughtful gal that Miranda Lambert is.
Another surprise moment was that Shelton got a little teary-eyed when he feasted his eyes on his bride for the first time. Shelton is known for his sarcastic sense of humor, but his sensitive side showed itself.
It was indeed a country wedding for the ages. Don't forget to pick up a copy of Us Weekly this week to see even more wedding photos and details.