Kelly Clarkson Marries Brandon Blackstock In Tennessee [Photos]

Kelly Clarkson married fiancé Brandon Blackstock Sunday at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.

The “Tie It Up” singer confirmed the nuptials on Twitter Monday, writing, “I’m officially Mrs. Blackstock :) We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!”

Clarkson and Blackstock, who began dating in February 2012, announced their engagement in December. According to Digital Spy, the couple obtained their marriage license last Tuesday.

In August, Clarkson said she was “so over” wedding planning and the couple decided to elope instead.

“We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, ‘So, we change our minds and we want to elope,'” Clarkson said. “We just got so overwhelmed by it – all the decisions.”

The 31-year-old American Idol winner also said that they had sent out save-the-dates for the October wedding, and that the details started leaking. They explained the change to friends and family when they sent out their engagement photos.

“[We] said, ‘Thank you so much for understanding, but it’s just going to be me and Brandon and his two kids and the minister,” she said. Clarkson also explained that she and Blackstock preferred to have a more intimate ceremony because their lives are already so public.

“Our whole life is a celebration. That’s what we kept laughing about. We don’t need another day where we throw a big party,” she said. “Our lives are so in the spotlight all the time. Everything is such a spectacle, we were like, ‘We would rather have an intimate moment that’s special.”

While Kelly Clarkson finally got her wedding ring, there is one ring she didn’t get to keep: Jane Austen’s gold and turquoise ring. Clarkson bought the ring at a Sotheby’s auction in London last year, paying more than five times the pre-sale estimated price. British Culture Minister Ed Vaizey placed an export ban on the ring until September 30 to give a UK-based buyer time to place a bid.

The Jane Austen’s House Museum launched a “Bring the Ring Home” campaign to raise $230,000 to buy the ring back last month, and an anonymous donation of $155,000 — among other donations from around the world — helped them meet that goal. The ring will now go on display at the museum in the new year.

Clarkson said, “The ring is a beautiful national treasure and I am happy to know that so many Jane Austen fans will get to see it at Jane Austen’s House Museum.”

Congratulations to Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock on their wedding.

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