Gwen Stefani Dons Two Vera Wang Gowns Featuring Subtle Tributes to Blake Shelton & Her 3 Sons for Wedding Day
Pop singer Gwen Stefani and country music star Blake Shelton recently tied the knot, and she wore wedding gowns that included secret nods to her now-husband and children.
Gwen Stefani donned two Vera Wang gowns featuring subtle tributes to Blake Shelton and her three sons for their wedding day. Renowned fashion designer Vera Wang custom-made the two wedding dresses for Stefani.
The 72-year-old American designer, known for her signature bridal gowns, incorporated the songwriter’s edgy personality into the garments.
The first gown the bride wore for the nuptials was a custom lily-white silk georgette gown with a sweetheart plunging neckline, cut away back, fitted bodice, and high low hand tumbled tulle skirt.
The 51-year-old had on a white chapel-length veil, which featured the hand-embroidered names of Stefani, Shelton, and her sons Apollo, 7, Zuma, 12, and Kingston, 15.
According to People, a source once revealed the kids would “have a large part” in Stefani and Shelton’s ceremony. They were part of her dress too.
The gown also had a pair of hand-sewn love birds symbolizing the newly wedded couple highlighted hand-pieced silk, crystal, and sequin embroidered foliage around the waist onto the custom lily-white Italian silk skirt crepe and hand tumbled tulle strapless mini.
The three baby lovebirds representing Stefani’s boys were also on the ensemble. Stefani paired the look with sky-high stiletto white cowboy boots by Le Silla and a shorter veil adorned with floral appliques and a white bow.
She accessorized the gorgeous outfit with gold bangle bracelets, sparkling earrings, and a cross necklace. The “Hollaback Girl” hitmaker took to Instagram to give fans a glimpse of her big day.
Stefani shared beautiful photos of her and Shelton posing outside during dawn with him standing behind her and giving her a forehead kiss. Another one showed the pair in front of their five-tiered wedding cake with Stefani, writing:
“July 3rd, 2021, dreams do come true!!! @blakeshelton, I love you."
She also posted a solo black and white image wearing a party dress paired with a short veil with flowers embroidered on it and captioned the post: “You need a party dress when you get to marry @blakeshelton @verawang gx.”
Stefani also uploaded a boomerang beaming with pride wearing a floral silk robe with glamorous makeup including her signature red lip and had her blonde hair tied up in a bun and a white bow.
A photographic company shared a black and white image of Stefani in her wedding gown showing in full display while holding a bouquet. “Main character, energy @gwenstefani as a bride is EVERYTHING, the message noted.
Stefani and Shelton previously mentioned that they planned on making their wedding day a family affair, and she did not want to do it without her sons at their side.
The “Rich Girl” singer shares her children with her former husband, Gavin Rossdale. “Gwen’s sons are just solid, sweet kids, and they're excited for Blake and Gwen to get married. They can't wait to stand by their sides," an insider previously revealed in December 2020.
The pair announced their engagement back in October after being in a relationship for five years. The duo first met on the set of “The Voice” in 2014.
In November that year, their friendship formed and they bonded on the show along with other judges at the time. Shelton and Stefani even participated in a lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.”
On July 20, 2015, Shelton and fellow country star Miranda Lambert called it quits after four years of marriage. Shortly after, Stefani announced her split from Rossdale after 13 years together.
They settled their divorce by late October. During that same month, rumors started making rounds that Shelton and Stefani were flirting, which the Oklahoma native found mind-blowing. Stefani also laughed off the speculations.
On October 31, the pair were spotted out on Halloween night and were said to be smiling all the time and even left Jared Leto’s house party in the same hired car.
On November 4, 2015, Shelton's rep confirmed that the two were officially an item, as well as Stefani's rep, who said, "Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating."
In February 2016, Stefani released her new song “Make Me Like You” and divulged that it was about Shelton during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel.
After officially announcing their relationship, Shelton, 45, and Stefani made their red carpet debut during a Vanity Fair Oscar party and were snapped holding hands and cuddling. They later posed together for a portrait photo at the event.
On December 14, 2018, Shelton appeared on the Today Show and shared how special his relationship with Stefani is, “Gwen and I aren’t just dating. This is something that I feel like is meant to be,” he said.
On April 13, 2020, the couple self-quarantined together at his ranch in Oklahoma amid the ongoing pandemic. During an interview video chat with “The Tonight Show,” they appeared together, and Stefani revealed she was scheduled to give him a haircut.
On September 22, 2020, Entertainment Tonight learned that the pair closed escrow on their first home together, a 13,000-square-foot abode in Encino, California.
On October 17, 2020, Shelton popped the big question and announced the engagement on October 27, sharing a photo of the engagement ring on his Instagram, writing that he "heard a YES!"