So much cause for celebration! Nashville star Clare Bowen got married to her longtime sweetheart, fellow singer Brandon Robert Young, fittingly in a Nashville ceremony on Saturday, October 21, fulfilling a long-ago promise that was made before family members and loved ones.
The event was doubly exciting because Bowen’s younger brother—whose cancer diagnosis had caused the couple to temporarily postpone their wedding last year—is now in remission.
Bowen’s rep confirms to The Knot that the actress and Young married at the Cash Family’s Cedar Hill Refuge. John Carter Cash, a close friend of both the bride and groom, officiated the intimate nuptials.
Bowen joined Nashville-based couture bridal designer Olia Zavozina to help create her dream gown, a massive undertaking and partnership between the pair. She paired the custom piece with silk Jimmy Choo ballet slippers. Alyssa Joy Valletta of Alyssa Joy Photography documented the joyous day as the couple exchanged vows before their loved ones.
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And earlier this month, the Aussie native shared the sweetest black-and-white photo of herself embracing her dad.
“My parents waltzing their way through @sydneyairport to come help me do all the things I never thought I’d do, because I never thought I’d get married, because that’s something that happened to other people,” she wrote. “I really had no interest in it at all… Then @brandonrobertyoung turned up and turned everything upside down and this photo is emotional napalm and I get to see them tomorrow and I’m not crying you’re crying.”
By Saturday, however, Bowen seemed tranquil as she kicked off her big day. “Watching the sunrise. Wearing the blanket I was wrapped in when I was born around my shoulders. Gonna go marry my soulmate now,” the 33-year-old actress captioned a photo of a stunning sunrise Saturday.
Bowen and Young got engaged on December 5, 2015, onstage at the Grand Old Opry.