Devin Dawson Is Now a Married Man
After meeting as students at Belmont University two-and-a-half-years ago, Devin Dawson and Leah Sykes tied the knot on Sunday (Oct. 27) in a ceremony filled with personal touches that highlighted their love story.
The 30-year-old and his new bride wed at Franklin, Tenn.'s historic Carton Plantation, People confirms.
"The property has a perfect set up for a fall wedding with the garden, foliage and a 250-year-old oak tree serving as an incredibly gorgeous and natural altar," the couple says. Dawson's trademark color, black, was paired with merlot and champagne to cover the space for their wedding and reception.
The wedding was a family affair — Sykes' brother, Jacob, married the couple as the officiant, while Dawson's best man was his twin brother, Jacob Durrett.
In lieu of traditional wedding vows, the couple wrote their own vows to one another. "We wanted to recite our own written vows in addition to traditional wedding vows," the "All on Me" singer explains. "You better believe that two songwriters and artists wanted to write our own vows and promises!"
With music being a big part of their lives, the couple sang "How Deep the Father's Love" during the ceremony to celebrate their faith. "We could flood the Cumberland [River] with the tears of joy and love that will fall," Dawson joked of the tears that fell during the ceremony.
The couple chose "Wouldn't Mean a Thing" by Bruno Major to dance to together. Sykes wore a Monique Lhuillier gown that was adorned with lace, paired with a chapel length veil.
"Honestly, I said I wanted to feel like a fairy princess and that is exactly how the dress makes me feel," the bride says. Dawson wore a white tuxedo for the reception, a far cry from his usual all-black attire.
The country star helped design his new bride's engagement ring and wedding band at Bezalel in Nashville. His goal was to create something that was "simple, elegant and timeless." His grand romantic gesture was adding Sykes' great-grandmother's diamond from her wedding ring in the wedding band, underneath the main diamond.
The couple first stepped out as a couple at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2018. Dawson proposed to Sykes on the two year anniversary of their first date, on March 10, 2018.
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