Luke Bryan has something up his sleeve for his friends and newlyweds Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.
The “American Idol” judge recently opened up about the couple’s recent wedding and the “embarrassing” gift he plans on giving to the lovebirds. During an interview, he noted that he was not an attendee at the ceremony earlier this month. “I did not know it was happening. I found out with the rest of the world,” he said.
“But … I have started my mental wedding gift soirée,” he added. “I’m going to get a big box and there will be embarrassing items in there.” He added with a chuckle: “They’ll be funny, sarcastic items so Blake and Gwen can expect my wedding gift with the Luke Bryan touch on it.”
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, 51, tied the knot over the July Fourth weekend at the country singer’s Tishomingo, Oklahoma, ranch. The couple opted for an intimate ceremony attended by a group of 40 family members and close friends.
For the ceremony, 51-year-old Stefani looked gorgeous in a custom Vera Wang wedding gown and a veil embroidered with the names of Shelton and her three sons. Shelton looked dapper in his usual blue jeans with a tuxedo jacket, vest, and bow tie.
“They purposely kept the wedding simple,” a source close to the couple revealed. “They didn’t want a circus. In the end, they just wanted to have this moment with their loved ones.”
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“They’re a very family-oriented couple, and that’s exactly what the wedding was about,” added the source. “Family was at the center of everything.”
As for advice, Luke Bryan says he has no particular words of guidance for the newlyweds. He and his wife, Caroline, have been married since 2006. “The beauty of Gwen and Blake is they’re at the perfect age to rekindle marriage, and they’ve both been in certainly public divorces,” he said. “I don’t need to give those two any advice.”
“You can look at them and really understand and tell how much they love each other and they’re enjoying each other,” he added. “Any advice is always just talk it out and stay the way they are.”
“I mean, all the pictures from the wedding just say everything,” the “Waves” singer made sure to note. “They were made for each other, and [though] it took them a few years to find one another, I’m just very happy that they did find each other.”
Although the country music crooners have been friends for a long time, Bryan still loves to poke fun at his “rival,” as evidenced in his new Rise Before Sunrise digital series. The series is in partnership with German tractor maker Fendt.
In its first episode, Bryan playfully teased Shelton’s farming talents, mentioning that he is “no question” a better farmer than the “God’s Country” singer.