Its Happily Ever After For Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert
The honeybees were all abuzz at the bee hive. On Saturday night, May 14, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton finally said "I do" at the Don Strange Ranch just north of San Antonio, Texas. According to The Boot, the couple were joined by 550 of their closest family and friends, including Reba McEntire, Cee Lo Green, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Josh Kelley, Katherine Heigl, Neal McCoy, Kelly Clarkson, and the Bellamy Brothers.
"I'm married to my best friend!" Miranda told US Weekly following the ceremony, for which she donned her mother's wedding dress. "Looking forward to a lifetime of laughter."
"I wanted to be married to Miranda the day I proposed," Blake added. "Finally, it's official!"
Their wedding plans have been five years in the works. Miranda and Blake began their courtship in 2006, shortly after Blake's painful divorce from his first wife, Kaynette, to whom he'd been married for nearly three years. "I went through days where I knew I wanted to get a divorce, and then the next day I'd wake up and wouldn't want to get a divorce," he told the Monitor. "I'd wonder, 'What the hell am I doing? Why am I doing this?'"
Blake first met Miranda at CMT's '100 Greatest Duets' taping, where they performed the David Frizell/Shelly West song, 'You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma.' They soon became an item, but found their careers got in the way of their relationship. When the Monitor asked in 2007 whether they were still a couple, Blake said, "Miranda and I have a very interesting relationship. She can get so mad at me that she just wants to punch me in the face, and we'll say that's it. Then, 30 minutes later we're calling each other and acting like it never happened. I think it's that we're both artists, and if I want to see her or she wants to see me, sometimes it just doesn't work out and it's frustrating. But I think she's somebody that I'm going to have in my life a long time. She's one of those few people you meet and have a connection with and you don't really fully understand it, but you know it's a pretty big deal."
After four years of dating and ample success in both their careers, the pair has found a way to overcome their scheduling conflicts. "If she has time off and I'm not home, she'll come out and find me on the road," Blake explained , "and just stay with me out there ... that probably saves our relationship as much as anything."
The new Mr. and Mrs. Shelton are expected to spend the next week or so on their honeymoon at an undisclosed location. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Honeybee!