BY ALLISON TAKEDA
Now that’s a kiss to build a dream on! Two days after tying the knot with Brandon Blackstock, new bride Kelly Clarkson offered fans a glimpse of her intimate ceremony via a romantic wedding video on Twitter.
“Here is a little video of our special day! Thanks to everyone for all of your well wishes!!!” she tweeted on Tuesday, Oct. 22. “And a HUGE thanks to my videographer @weisseubanks for capturing the day so perfectly!”
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Set to Patty Griffin’s lilting ballad “Heavenly Day,” the video begins with a few lingering shots of the scenery at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., where the “Catch My Breath” singer said “I do” on Oct. 20. From there, the camera pans to Clarkson and her groom exchanging vows on a bridge, with Blackstock’s kids — Savannah, 12, and Seth, 6 — as witnesses.
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The 90-second clip also shows the happy couple kissing atop a rock in the middle of a burbling brook, sitting in a rowboat on a lake, and sharing a dance on the dock. At another point in the video, Blackstock drapes his suit jacket over his wife’s white lace Temperley London gown, as they walk, laughing, across a bright green lawn.
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Engaged since December 2012, the season one “American Idol” winner and her new husband originally planned to tie the knot in a huge wedding with family and friends. But they decided this summer to scale down the celebration significantly.
“We have to fit our romantic life into our schedule,” Clarkson exclusively told Us Weekly at the Green Mountain Coffee “Great Coffee, Good Vibes, Choose Fair Trade” campaign concert in NYC on Oct. 10. “It’ll be both a wedding and an elopement. I like it!”
“We are just doing a small, little wedding — me and Brandon and the kids,” she explained. “That is it. All we have time for! But we’re happy with that. We just wanted to make it about us.”