Gwen Stefani paid tribute to her three sons and her parents on Saturday (July 3) in Tishomingo, Oklahoma during her and Blake Shelton’s wedding.
After six years together, the country superstar, 45, and No Doubt singer, 51, have officially tied the knot during an intimate ceremony in front of their closest family and friends. The Carson Daly-officiated ceremony took place inside a chapel on Shelton’s ranch in Oklahoma, built exclusively for the superstar couple to say their “I Do’s.”
Stefani stunned in two elegant Vera Wang gowns, both of which paid homage to her three children, sons, Kingston, 15, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 7. The first dress, which Stefani wore during the ceremony, included a veil with her and Blake’s names as well as her three son’s names embroidered within the lace fabric.
Her short reception “party dress” included an embroidered pair of hand-sewn love birds, which symbolized the newlyweds and then three baby love birds, which represented Stefani’s children.
In addition to honoring her children, Stefani and Shelton also included a tribute to the “Slow Clap” singer’s parents, Dennis Stefani & Patti Flynn. The superstar’s wedding cake was a recreated version of Stefani’s parents wedding cake, according to the baker.
The beautifully designed five tier wedding cake included swans, elegant designs, intricate piped white icing resembling a ruffled lace look, sugar flowers, chocolate cherubs and an arched cake topper of a bride and groom (wearing a black cowboy hat).
The cake was situated on a round table decorated with white roses and was designed by Fancy Cakes By Lauren (a.k.a. Lauren’s Kitchen).
Lauren’s Kitchen is a Dallas, Texas-based baker who was a competitor and multiple gold medal winner on the popular Food Network Challenge TV show, where one of her winning cakes was hailed by the judges as “The best cake ever made on Food Network,” according to the baker’s website.
“This wasn’t just a wedding cake we made for two superstars,” the cake designer shared on Instagram before revealing the sentimental meaning behind the elegant, hand-crafted cake.
Lauren explained that Stefani wanted to recreate her parent’s wedding cake to honor them during her and Shelton’s special day.
“Our bride wanted to make a sentimental statement by recreating her parent’s wedding cake. Both of Gwen’s parents were there to see her honor them with this cake,” Lauren explained.
She continued to share that the cake was free-handed, which is called the Lambeth Cake Design, which she referred to as a “lost art” that is beginning to make a comeback at weddings.
“This style of cake has become a lost art of free-hand piping called Lambeth Cake Design. It’s slowing making a comeback in weddings and I’m sure Gwen and Blake have just pushed Lambeth right back into demand with their five-tier beauty,” the baker said. “Complete with white swan pillars, bells, tiny sugar flowers, and white chocolate cherubs…. All of the small piping details are layers upon layers of intricate Royal icing that creates an elaborate cake design fit for (literally) America royalty. Scroll through to find inspiration photos, cake sketches, and detail shots of the cake. Congratulations to this wonderful couple!!! Gwen, you got your cowboy!”
This is Stefani’s second marriage following her high-profile marriage to BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale and Shelton’s third marriage. The “Minimum Wage” singer was previously married to Miranda Lambert and Kaynette Gern.
Shelton and Stefani got engaged back in late October 2020 in Shelton’s hometown of Oklahoma. They first met as coaches on NBC’s The Voice in 2014, following both of their public breakups. The superstar couple began dating in November 2015, just a year after working together as coaches on The Voice.
The couple has gone on to release four duets together throughout their relationship thus far, including “Nobody But You,” “Happy Anywhere” and more.