There might not be as much hoopla as last month's royal wedding, but make no mistake Caleb Followill's wedding was fit for a king.
Caleb, 29, singer for Kings of Leon wed his longtime girlfriend Victoria Secret model Lily Aldridge, 25, in a dusk wedding at the subtly elegant San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito California -- located about 90 miles north of Los Angeles -- on Thursday May 12.
The couple, who met on the set of the video for the band's "Use Somebody" have been dating for the past two years, and became engaged this past September, so it shouldn't have been that much of a surprise that they tied the knot last week.
But to their credit, they did keep it under wraps and the location a secret. Even younger brother and KOL bassist Jared Followill had a hand in the cover up, tweeting two days before the ceremony: Last night was a doozy. Thanks Silverlake. Now the drive up to.....where Caleb is getting married. My dad is riding with me. Could be fun."
The whole thing seemed to have been pulled off with the minimum of stress, and a few hours before the ceremony the Followill family all had breakfast together in the hotel patio overlooking the garden where the ceremony was due to take place a few hours later.
According to witnesses Caleb and Lily had coffee and pastries (yes, she eats despite her size 0 frame) and everyone sat around talking and enjoying the warm weather. Afterwar, Aldridge and a girlfriend left to get ready for the 5:30 ceremony, while her intended sat by the pool and drank champagne and played a game of horseshoes with his wildly competitive brothers.
Aldridge wore a Vera Wang gown especially made for her, with Caleb in Gucci according to a report. They were married beneath the boughs of a massive tree decorated with fairy lights, Nathan Followill; Caleb's older brother was his best man. According to US magazine, Aldridge cried throughout the ceremony.
There was a dinner for guests and dancing afterwards, and if Jared Followill's tweets are any indication, the event was a smash:
"Wedding was killer," he tweeted. The dj's name was Jesus. I ripped my pants and was going commando. "You showed Jesus your genitals" was a text I got."
It's been a big week for the Followill family. Not only did Jared flash his junk, but the Kings of Leon inaugurated this season of VH1's Storytellers and guitarist Matthew Followill welcomed the birth of his first child.
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