On July 15, the newlyweds surprised customers at Shelton’s Oklahoma restaurant Ole Red with an acoustic set, spreading their good cheer to a room full of delighted fans. According to People, the singers performed their duets “Happy Anywhere” and “Nobody But You,” for the crowd, but the cutest moments came between songs.
In one video, which you can watch here, Shelton gushes over his new wife. “You’ve got Gwen Stefani singing in Tishomigo, Oklahoma,” he says, seemingly in awe. “What planet is this, all of a sudden? What is this world?”
“I thought it was Gwen Shelton now,” she teased, sparking fans to chant “Gwen Shelton” back at the pair.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani tied the knot on July 3 on Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch. Based on photos published by Page Six, it appears that Shelton and Stefani had a chapel built on their estate for the occasion and bussed in family, friends, and musicians for an intimate event, which was officiated by none other than The Voice host Carson Daly.
“It was as elegant and refined and cool as Gwen is, and it was country and down-home and fun as Blake is,” the former MTV host said on Today. “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.”
Daly went on to tell the sweet story of their ultra-personal vows, which he claims were all his idea. “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,’” Daly said. “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.’”
Not unlike he did at Ole Red, Daly told viewers that Shelton performed his original song “Reach the Star” while sitting on a stool with his guitar. “Not a dry eye in the house,” Daly said.