July 3 marked a major milestone for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. On that day, from Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch, the two officially tied the knot. To make the day even more special, Stefani recruited the help of her three sons.
According to the newlyweds’ colleague and friend from “The Voice,” Carson Daly, Stefani’s sons, Kingston, 15, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 7, participated in the big day by reading a Bible verse. Daly also officiated the intimate ceremony.
During a recent appearance on “Today,” co-anchor Craig Melvin asked, “Did the boys have a part in a ceremony over the weekend?” Daly replied, “Yeah, they did. Yes.” “They did a reading,” he shared. “Yeah, they split up first Corinthians 13.”
A commonly used Bible verse at weddings, 1 Corinthians 13 reads: “Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
In addition to the reading, her children, whom she shares from a previous marriage, were also featured in their mom’s veil embroidery, which featured their names and “Blake” and “Gwen” bordered by two roses.
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On July 5, Daly previously opened up about the couple’s nuptials on “Today,” sharing that the two singers used music during the vows segment of the ceremony.
“I went to them months ago and said, ‘I think you guys should write your own vows. We shouldn’t just do the repeat after me,'” Daly recalled. “They were really reluctant to do that, but … it’s two of the best songwriters in the world, we want to hear your words.”
“At the wedding, Gwen starts, and she wrote this, ‘Since I was a little girl …’ And she crushes, not a dry eye in the church. … It was so perfect,” he continued.
“I said to Blake when she was done, ‘Top that, buddy.’ And Blake starts by saying, ‘Gwen’s always giving me a hard time about not writing enough songs, so I wrote a song.’ Guitar comes in frame, stool, next thing you know, he wrote her a song, he sings her a song while he’s crying that he wrote specifically for her. … Not a dry eye in the house.”
The longtime “Voice” host also added that the ceremony was “perfectly them.”
“It was as elegant and refined and cool as Gwen is, and it was country and down-home and fun as Blake is,” he said. “They just work. They’re an unlikely pair. They’re like if you paired delicious fried chicken with a glass of champagne. On paper, on the menu, it doesn’t seem to work, but it works. They’re comfort food with class, and everybody roots for that.”