Congratulations to Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan, who tied the knot early this morning in a sunrise ceremony on the beach, reports People magazine [click on the photo above to see the full-size version].
“I’m looking forward to being a husband, someone his wife relies and leans on,” said Jake.
“He gives me so much love, that it’s the best place of my life,” said the equally-smitten Lacey, “and having the commitment of marriage means everything.”
This morning, Jake tweeted, “A best friend for life. I now have a wifey my face hurts from smiling. What a wonderful way to start the rest of my life.”
Lacey, 22, wore an Amsale gown and veil and Jake, 30, wore a white linen Armani shirt and Tommy Bahama drawstring pants. Both were barefoot on the beach in Jake’s hometown of Vero Beach, Florida.
“That was my idea,” said Jake of the early morning nuptials, “because it’s symbolic of the dawn of a new day and starting our new life together.”
Jake proposed to Lacey onstage at his alma mater, Vero Beach High, in April after he sang “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You.” When the couple went back home to Nashville, Jake proposed again, this time with a beautiful engagement ring.
Jake and Lacey’s wedding was family only. People reports Lacey’s sister, Leah, was maid of honor, Jake’s twin brother, Jarrod, was best man and Jake’s uncle, Ron Owen, officiated.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds celebrated on the patio of the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa for champagne, cake cutting and a sit-down brunch.
The wedding comes on the heels of Jake’s eventful Cinco de Mayo celebration this past weekend, in which he had a little too much to drink and was briefly detained and handcuffed by Vero Beach police. After the Saturday night incident, he tweeted this message on Sunday:
Y’all I apologize. The IRC Sheriff was doing their job. I love [my] hometown. I had too good of a time on Cinco de Mayo. I want to publicly apologize again for bringing to light a situation that I overreacted to. I embarrassed myself and my family and most importantly the great people of my hometown. The Sheriffs were doing their jobs and I made an immature decision to announce it to the world. This is me talking. Not some puppet that is reciting what he “should” say. I take full responsibility. Again, what’s done is done, but I am truly sorry.