Blake Shelton Wrote a Song for Gwen Stefani as His Wedding Vows

When two musicians who met as judges on The Voice get married, you can bet there are going to be melodies at the wedding. And when Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani tied the knot over the July 4th weekend, they incorporated music into their ceremony in such a sweet way.

Their officiant, longtime mutual friend Carson Daly, recently revealed how the vows went down on Today. “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,’” he explained. “They were really reluctant to do that, but…it’s two of the best songwriters in the world, we want to hear your words.”

When they finally made it to the altar, Daly recalled, “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…. 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.’”

“Next thing you know,” he revealed, Blake Shelton was sitting on a stool, playing a guitar, singing an original tune and crying. Says Daly, “Not a dry eye in the house.”

That song, called “Reach the Star,” was special for the occasion and might never be heard on the radio. But for the 40 or so attendees at the wedding, it’s the song of the summer. “It was as elegant and refined and cool as Gwen is, and it was country and down-home and fun as Blake is,” said the former MTV host. “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.”

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