On Wednesday, the 'Don't Speak' singer shared beautiful family photos on Instagram where the newlywed couple could be seen smiling with Stefani's three sons.
Gwen Stefani tied the knot with country singer Blake Shelton on Saturday, July 3, with her sons by her side. On Wednesday, the Don't Speak singer shared beautiful family photos on Instagram where the newlywed couple could be seen smiling with Stefani's three sons, 15-year-old Kingston, 12-year-old Zuma, and 7-year-old Apollo. "Thank u @suzyrperry for making all my boys wedding suits we love u gx," she wrote on the post.
Even her bridal attire was filled with tributes for her three boys and husband as she celebrated with not one but two wedding gowns, reports Page Six. For the intimate Oklahoma nuptials, Stefani sported two custom dresses designed by Vera Wang, who quite effortlessly incorporated her elegant bridal flair and Stefani's edgy rock star-inspired style to create it. Stefani chose to walk down the aisle in a rather classic white silk georgette gown which was completed with a fitted bodice, a plunging sweetheart neckline, and an asymmetric hand tumbled tulle skirt.
According to PEOPLE, her chapel-length, flowing veil had her, Shelton's, and her three sons' names hand-embroidered in it, as well as two white roses at the hem. Her look was tied together with a simple hairdo, as she pulled her long blonde locks back and placed them under the veil, as well as her signature red lips. As for the reception, she donned a strapless minidress with a shorter hemline, a ruffled tulle skirt that had custom lily-white Italian silk crepe.
The 51-year-old embodied the cowgirl spirit with sky-high white stiletto boots by Le Silla and chose a shorter mesh veil with floral appliqués and a white bow to go with it. To make the look pop, she accessorized with gold bangle bracelets, shimmering earrings, and a custom-designed yellow gold, diamond-embellished, cross-shaped necklace by VRAI which was designed in collaboration with Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, according to Harpers Bazaar.
Even her second ensemble was a tasteful nod to her children and husband. Her hand-pieced silk, crystal, and sequin embroidered foliage across the waist highlighted a pair of hand-sewn love birds symbolizing the couple itself. There were three baby love birds present here as well representing Stefani's children. "The embroidery is highlighted by a pair of hand-sewn love birds symbolizing the couple. They are joined by 3 baby love birds representing Gwen's children," explained designer Wang through a post, according to ET Online.
Seems like Stefani's children get along pretty well with the country crooner and an insider recently vouched for the same while speaking to PEOPLE. "Blake loves the kids and had no problem adjusting to a new role as an extra dad," they said. Another noted, "They each put the other first and appreciate each other. They are seamless as a family." Yet another source close to the pair revealed, "[Stefani is] able to lean on Blake to be an extra dad. He's a wonderful role model for Gwen's sons. The kids love him and have a really special bond with Blake."
Back in February, Shelton appeared in an interview with KFROG's The Ride With Kimo & Heather and spoke about the bond he shares with Stefani's kids and how seriously he takes his role in their life. "I take it very, very serious, you know?" he said according to E! Online. "I also have a blast with it. I'm not gonna lie. I don't take it so serious that I'm not enjoying this time because I really am. Especially, you know, now that we're five years into this thing, I can't imagine my life without these kids now."
When asked if it is hard to be a stepfather, Shelton said, "I don't know if it's as hard or harder or not as hard as being an actual, biological parent, you know?" Per PEOPLE, he continued, "I have a stepfather in my life who's one of my heroes. I love my stepfather and I look up to him and he's like a father to me, so I have a good inspiration in my life for how to do this and the kind of stepdad I want to be."
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