Gwen Stefani victim of bridal shower ‘kidnapping’ before Blake Shelton’s wedding
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s wedding is getting closer to reality. Stefani’s family celebrated the upcoming nuptials on Thursday with a bridal shower which must have come as a surprise to Stefani. The former No Doubt singer joked that she was “kidnapped” for the party. Stefani and Shelton got engaged in October 2020 after a five-year relationship.
“I was kidnapped by my family to celebrate,” Stefani said in a short video she shared on her Instagram Story. “I am getting married!” Stefani then shared photos and clips from the bridal shower. “Feeling loved, feeling blessed,” she captioned a clip showing a bouquet of flowers. She also shared photos of the gifts and cards she received. On Friday, Stephani posted a photo from the bridal shower with the caption: “She is getting married.”
Shelton, 44, and Stefani, 51, started dating after working on NBC The voice together as coaches. They have also recorded a handful of songs together, including “Nobody But You”, “Happy Anywhere” and “Go Ahead and Break My Heart”. They are now planning the wedding … or more precisely, Stefani is planning the wedding. “If I chose our meal, it would literally be all fried,” Shelton said. USA today earlier this month. “The fries, the chicken fillets, you know, all that. I think [Gwen] knows it would be a pretty classless marriage if I was in control. “
Shelton said later USA today Stefani always asks for her opinion on certain parts of wedding planning. “I want her to do all of this and take care of it because it’s gonna be awesome,” Shelton explained. “She’s planning the thing, and she’s still so aware… of me. She says,” Hey, I don’t want to just take this thing back. “I think she’s having a blast doing it. I mean, I know she’s having a blast doing it.”
One aspect of the wedding reception is already set in stone. While on Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon, Shelton said Stefani chose “If You Leave” from Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, which was featured in Pretty in pink. The two share a love for 1980s music, so they decided that one of the decade’s best-known songs was the way to go.
Stefani also told Seth Meyers that they plan to keep the wedding “really simple”. They want the guest list to be limited to the family. “We are looking forward to this, however. It’s going to be fun,” she said. “We’re going to make it really fun.”