Brian Kelley, of Florida Georgia Line, shocked his fans when news broke that he got hitched on December 16 to his girlfriend of seven months Brittney Marie Cole.
The couple had an intimate sunset ceremony in front of 40 guests at their new Nashville home. After the nuptials – in which the couple exchanged gold bands passed on to them by Kelley’s parents – the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a tapas-style dinner in a renovated barn on the 32-acre property, followed by drinking and dancing inside the house.
Brittney, a psychology student at the University of Georgia, found her short, lace wedding drew on Etsy. “It’s a dream dress,” she told PEOPLE, of the long-sleeve off-the-shoulder design, which she paired with a feathered headband.
Brian admits that his wedding could be described as “Non-traditional”, but they are both happy with how things worked out.
“There was no official proposal or exchanging of rings,” Kelley admits. “We had just fallen in love, and I knew I couldn’t live without her. It sounds like a terrible cheesy movie, but when you know, you know! With her, I just really wanted nothing more than to be married.”
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