Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Fill Wedding With Music
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's wedding and reception could easily be summed up with the oft-quoted line from Shakespeare: "If music be the food of love, play on." The country music power couple let loose and enjoyed all types of music as they celebrated their marriage last Saturday (May 14). Of course, they invited the approximately 550 attendees to do likewise.
Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Kelly Clarkson, Josh Kelley and his wife, actress Katherine Heigl, and Dierks Bentley were just some of the guests who took full advantage of the invitation, singing and playing a host of tunes at the festivities held at the Don Strange Ranch outside San Antonio.
Musical highlights -- interwoven with sentimental gestures and words -- were in abundance from the bridal procession onward. According to US Weekly magazine which exclusively covered the event, Miranda didn't want to walk down the aisle to a traditional wedding march. Instead, bridesmaid (and fellow country singer) Ashley Monroe sang 'Makin' Plans,' a 2009 tune Miranda wrote for Blake. When Ashley sang the lyrics "I know you like the back of my hand, you've got a heart of gold and a piece of land," Miranda was visibly teary.
"I was thinking about not crying," Miranda says. "Then when I got close I didn't think of anyone else. It was just me and Blake."
Blake also performed, singing a tune he wrote for the occasion called 'Let's Grow Old Together.' Country singer Neal McCoy entertained and at one point had about 400 people on the dance floor. His enthusiasm sparked several impromptu jam sessions. One began when Martina sang 'Stand by Your Man' and was joined by Reba, along with Josh and his brother, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley. Kellie Pickler was the queen of karaoke, singing up a storm (although the songs she sang are as yet unreported).
While it's obvious all of the music was special to the happy couple -- and their friends and family in attendance -- Blake and Miranda shared that dancing to 'No Doubt About It' by Neal was a musical highlight for them.