Love & Theft star Stephen Barker Liles has tied the knot with his longtime love Jenna Kennedy. The couple exchanged vows at The Ruby boutique event centre in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday night (24Aug14).
Liles and Kennedy began dating in 2007, then briefly split, but reconnected and became engaged last May (13).
The newlyweds welcomed son Jett last December (13), and the nine-month-old was a prominent part of the ceremony, bringing him up to the altar for a special dedication, which also included the couple's siblings and Liles' bandmate Eric Gunderson.
Liles' father officiated at the wedding in front of about 200 friends and family.
After announcing their engagement, Liles told People magazine how excited he was to finally exchange vows with Kennedy, and gushed, "I am so blessed to have Jenna in my life and for us to become one. She is my best friend and I am so grateful for the Lord bringing her into my life."
Love & Theft star Stephen Barker Liles has announced his plans to wed fiancee Jenna Kennedy on 24 August (14). The new parents will exchange vows in Nashville, Tennessee.
The country star tells Country Weekly magazine, "We’re really excited."
Barker Liles reveals the wedding and reception locations are set, and his bride-to-be has settled on a dress.
The couple's son, Jett, was born in December (13).
Country star Stephen Barker Liles is a new dad after his fiancee Jenna Kennedy gave birth to the couple's first son on Monday (02Dec13). The Love & Theft star’s newborn, Jett, arrived a day ahead of schedule and Liles has poured out his feelings to Country Weekly magazine.
He says, "It was the greatest rush I have ever experienced. Jenna and I are so thrilled to be parents. It's the best thing that has happened to us.
"Jenna was awesome, calm and collected. We checked in, stayed up all night and watched (sports news show) SportsCenter and Friends and listened to Mozart. We can't wait to take him home and for the whole world to meet him!"
Little Jett, who was born at a Nashville, Tennessee hospital, is the second Love & Theft baby of the year - Liles' bandmate Eric Gunderson and his wife Emily welcomed their first child, Camden William, in March (13).
The new parents are set to wed next year (14).
Country star Stephen Barker Liles will have to add one more guest to his wedding list - his fiancee is pregnant with the couple's first child. The country singer's bride-to-be Jenna Michelle Kennedy is expecting a baby in December (13), according to People.com.
Liles, whose bandmate Eric Gunderson became a dad earlier this year (Mar13), says, "It’s perfect timing. December is our freest month of the year so, if all goes according to plan, I’ll be home with Jenna and the baby."
Liles proposed to his girlfriend in May (13) and the couple hopes to wed next summer (Jun14).
Country star Stephen Barker Liles has proposed to his longtime girlfriend - and she said yes. The Love and Theft singer/guitarist popped the question to Jenna Michelle Kennedy on the beach in Fort Myers, Florida on Tuesday (28May13).
He tells People.com, "Jenna and I were planning on a sunset dinner at Fresh Catch Bistro, and I called ahead and told them... to say that the table wouldn't be ready for 30 minutes so that we had to kill some time and walk on the beach."
Barker Liles had a friend set up cameras on the sand to capture the special moment, but his cover was almost blown when she quizzed him about the snappers: "(She) asked what they were doing, and I said, 'Probably just watching the sunset!' Then we walked closer and I got down on one knee and begged her to be mine forever.
"I am so blessed to have (Kennedy) in my life and for us to become one. She is my best friend and I am so grateful for the Lord bringing her into my life."
The couple is planning to wed next May (14).
It's a special time for Love and Theft - Barker Liles' bandmate Eric Gunderson recently became a dad to a son named Camden.