A woman always dreams of her wedding day, and it was no different for Lauren Scruggs when she married E! News co-host Jason Kennedy, but in an interview with People, Kennedy confesses he had also been thinking about it for a long time!
"This is a moment I imagined happening my whole life," he tells the magazine. "It just felt so right with Lauren..."
Kennedy opens up even more about his Dallas wedding to Scruggs and says that he had to try not to cry while standing on the altar.
"I honestly thought I was going to lose it," he admits. "My groomsmen were giving me a hard time. They were like, 'Don't do the ugly baby cry!'"
But when he saw his bride walking down the aisle to Amos Lee's "Sweet Pea," the 33-year-old couldn't help but get a lump in his throat.
"I was just trying to not completely cry my eyes out," he says.
Scruggs, 26, was just as swept up in her emotions as her now-husband. Still elated by how many people attend the wedding, which took place at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas, Scruggs gushes about her dream wedding.
"The whole night was surreal," she shares. "Everyone came to celebrate with us...and the effort that people made was so special."
But right before the two were about to get hitched, there was an emergency! Kennedy's mother fell and dislocated her hip while getting ready for her son's big day, and subsequently had to be sent to the hospital.
"She was rushed to the emergency room and it took two surgeons to get her hip back in place," Kennedy explains, adding that he was told about her accident only two hours before the ceremony began. Worried that she wouldn't be able to make it, Kennedy got the surprise of a lifetime.
"Minutes before they opened the door for me to walk down the aisle with the pastors, my mom comes around the corner in a wheelchair with my dad pushing her," he says.
What a trooper!
Her grateful son tells the magazine that she still looked like "a million bucks" despite her impromptu trip.
Of course, now that they have officially tied the knot, Kennedy admits that they're already facing pressure to give their parents grandkids, but they're insistent on spending time enjoying one another.
"For now we just want to enjoy being newlyweds and traveling and exploring a bit," he reveals.
"It hasn't sunk in," Scruggs adds, talking about married life with her husband. "But it's the most amazing feeling to be his wife. It feels like a gift to me, to be Jason's wife, and I can't wait to see what's to come."
Before they set off on their incredible honeymoon, the couple and guests got to nosh on a delicious meal of butternut squash soup with cinnamon cream and fish with risotto and root vegetables. Of course, who can leave a wedding without some cake?! The gorgeous dessert was designed by Fancy Cakes by Lauren.
Pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE Magazine, with exclusive wedding images, on stands Dec. 19. Share in the tears and the laughter as we celebrate the beginning of Jason and Lauren's next chapter when The Kennedy Wedding: Jason and Lauren Get Married premieres Monday, Dec. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, only on E!