Country star Jason Aldean and American Idol alum Brittany Kerr tied the knot March 21, but their family and friends had no idea they would be attending a wedding!
Keeping everything a secret, the couple later revealed to Us Weekly (on newsstands Friday) that they skipped formal invitations and opted to call their wedding's guests and instruct them to fly to Cancún, Mexico. Only when the guests arrived, including Kerr's mom, did they reveal their plan with monogrammed itineraries!
"I just said, 'Hey, it's going to be a blast. Think of it as a fun surprise and don't ask any questions,'" she explained to the magazine.
Although they are a couple who likes to keep within tradition, there was just one thing Kerr and Aldean couldn't hold out on: sleeping separately the night before exchanging vows! But that doesn't mean she didn't try.
"I wanted to build anticipation for the walk down the aisle," she said, but ultimately, they just couldn't do it.
"We don't like being apart," she revealed. "We get separation anxiety."
But they were able to come to a compromise when they decided the model would sneak out early in the morning. "She left before I woke up, so technically I didn't see her the day of the wedding," Aldean said.
When it finally came time for Kerr to walk down the aisle, she strutted down barefoot in a long-sleeve lace Pnina Tornai dress while John Legend's "All of Me" played. Aldean, on the other hand, wore a custom-made tan suit without a tie because they make him feel like he's "choking."
"She looked beautiful," Aldean said. "I was so excited to see her."
Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson performed a 25-minute Christian ceremony in front of a crowd of 40, which included Aldean's daughters, junior bridesmaid Keeley, 12, and flower girl Kendyl, 7. They were married at Mexico's Mahékal resort.
"We've been through so much, and we always wanted this to be the outcome," Kerr said of their two-year relationship. "That we get to spend the rest of our lives together is really, really breathtaking."
They decided to exchange traditional vows instead of writing their own because Kerr "knew I was going to be a crying mess," so as a precaution, she told her now-husband, "'Let's just repeat what somebody else has said.'"
The dance floor remained packed until approximately 1:30 a.m. when the couple retired to their suite, but other partygoers danced the night away at a local club until 5 a.m.
So will the happy couple be adding to their family anytime soon?
"We definitely want kids—we're crossing our fingers for a boy," Kerr told Us Weekly. "But we'll probably start in a couple of years. I want to enjoy being married to him and experiencing the ride."