Randy Houser Ties the Knot
Randy Houser wed his longtime love, Tatiana Starzynski, on Wednesday (May 4) in a ceremony at the Homestead Manor in Franklin, Tenn., outside of Nashville.
The newly-married couple dubbed the affair "Southern elegance," of which Houser jokes: "I'm Southern and Tatiana's elegance. She makes me look good." Guests enjoyed a variety of Southern-inspired dishes, including grilled skirt steak and stuffed chicken.
Houser's 4-year-old son and the couple's dog served as ring bearers, escorted by FGL's Tyler Hubbard. As the singer tells People, it was important for him to have his son there.
"When I see Tatiana and West together, and I see the way they are with each other, it's just a special thing, the acceptance she's given me and given West as her stepson," Houser says.
The 40-year-old "Song Number 7" singer and his 22-year-old bride were introduced by top Nashville songwriter Dallas Davidson, who is a close friend of Houser's and is married to Starzynski's sister. They announced their engagement in May of 2015.
“I just felt like it was the right time,” Houser explains to People. “I walked to the closet and came back with the ring, got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. It was just perfect for us!”
The groom was actively involved in planning the wedding, saying his favorite part was “making decisions together and planning a day that feels like ‘us.'"
“We like to do absolutely everything together so it has been really fun visiting venues and going to tastings," he said in April, adding, “We want every part of the day to feel like ‘us,’ and be a time to celebrate the fact that we both found our best friend and soul mate with our closest friends and family."
Houser made his wedding day that much more special by singing a song that he wrote specifically for the ceremony. His new bride documented their special day with the photo above, which she posted to Instagram. The couple's wedding planner, Jessica Sloane, explains that it was important to the pair that their guests not be wrapped up in the outside world during the wedding, so they offered a phone check.
"Like a coat check. It's part of the greeting upon arrival," the planner says. "Tatiana really wanted people to be present, and people have more phone when they're not living through their phone's screen."
Houser was previously married to songwriter Jessa Lee Yantz, whom he wed in 2011. The couple welcomed a son, West, in March of 2012, and filed for divorce in March of 2014. The artist released his new album, Fired Up, on March 11. He is set to resume his touring schedule with a show in New Jersey on May 12.
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