Actor Josh Brolin didn’t have to act on his wedding day; He simply was overcome with joy. A year after marrying Kathryn Boyd in North Carolina, the Only the Brave actor stopped by Live With Kelly and Ryan to reflect back upon his wedding day.
Producers flashed a photo of Brolin and Boyd happily making their exit to a sea of sparklers on their wedding day. “It was a real thing, we didn’t have to act this thing,” Brolin expressed of the moment. “It actually felt really good.”
i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes (i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay great happening illimitably earth) how should tasting touching hearing seeing breathing any–lifted from the no of all nothing–human merely being doubt unimaginable You? (now the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened) e.e. cummings 1894-1962 @kathrynboyd_ Photo by @danellebohane www.danellebohane.com #jbkbstucktogether #bam! #atlove #simplyhappy #southernbliss Thank you to all who were involved and made the trek: friends and family alike. We love you all dearly, deeply, and without measure. ❤️JB&KB
Happy first wedding anniversary to @joshbrolin and @kathrynbrolin I’m still so very honoured to have been able to document your wedding day that was filled with such a depth of love and joy! Have the very best of days as you celebrate and reminisce together x #jbkbstucktogether
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While planning, Brolin said he happened to be super hands-on groom. “We use this word I don’t really like… I felt really ‘chicky’ while planning,” he mused. “I got very involved. I was really into it.”
The couple opted to marry in a private, outdoor ceremony held at an undisclosed location in North Carolina. After guests started using the custom hashtag, #JBKBStuckTogether, the venue was revealed as the Chattanooga Club.
Guests included Barbra Streisand, Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon, and the groom’s equally famous father, James Brolin. Plus, the pair had a special guest performance by one of their favorite artists. “We had the Avett Bothers. They performed, which was really nice,” he said to Ripa and Seacrest on Thursday, October 19. “They’re a blue grass band. They were touring.”
Bella Donna being played for us live by @theavettbrothers …. at our rehearsal dinner….. um….. complete and utter perfection. Thank you guys for coming all the way to the mountains for us, for sounding so hauntingly beautiful in that space, for letting us love fest all over your performance and for the bow you gave me after you were done. Doesn’t get any better than you. @theavettbrothers #jbkbstucktogether #emotionalwashingmachine
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The timing was perfect: the troupe stopped by with their bus, played three songs, and then departed. However, they caught wind that the toasts were taking place. “They turned off their bus [and] waited until we finished the speeches,” Brolin said. “…I like my Southern people.”
The weather, too, was impeccable that day. Seacrest, who originally hails from Atlanta, noted the precarious summertime weather down South. “It was a 50-50 chance,” the groom said. “It rained up until that morning, it stopped raining. It was an amazing day… We had gotten to that point where you get so stressed out so that you just break down? You either pass out or you end up having a good time.”
Brolin was previously married to actress Diane Lane for eight years before the couple ended their marriage in 2013. That same year, he went to rehab.
My life shines brightly because of you. The way you look at life, what your heart moves to, your mind stretches forward always beautifully and with great care. How you reach toward my children. And the adventures we’ve embarked on are the stuff of legend. Our friends are real. Our family is true. Our marriage is the result of two great friends finding each other and allowing the natural winds of heaven to swirl between them. We are. Happy First Anniversary, my love. Thank you for finding me. I’m the luckiest man I know. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #jbkbstucktogether @kathrynbrolin photo by @danellebohane Flowers by @oakleafweddings at @lonesomevalleyweddings and that night the @theavettbrothers
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To commemorate his anniversary last month, Brolin posted yet another photo from his wedding with a heartwarming caption.
“My life shines brightly because of you,” the Goonies actor expressed. “The way you look at life, what your heart moves to, your mind stretches forward always beautifully and with great care. How you reach toward my children. And the adventures we’ve embarked on are the stuff of legend. Our friends are real. Our family is true. Our marriage is the result of two great friends finding each other and allowing the natural winds of heaven to swirl between them. We are. Happy First Anniversary, my love. Thank you for finding me. I’m the luckiest man I know. #jbkbstucktogether.”