|Posted on September 30, 2012 at 7:20 PM|
Jared and Martha tied the knot in a private ceremony on Saturday (September 29) at Front Porch Farms in Charlotte, Tenn. The couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony with family and close friends in attendance. They said “I do” at approximately 5:55p.m.
"Marrying my best friend today. I'm the luckiest girl in the world," Martha tweeted. Jared also shared his own, "Today, I get married. It's the biggest step I've ever taken. I've dreamed about this day since I was a little girl." He proposed to Martha in April after dating for only a few months with a four-carat cushion cut diamond ring, which he designed himself.
The reception featured a beautiful firework display and a five-tier strawberry cream cake, sources tell JustJared.com. The couple worked with event planner Sharon Sacks, who helped plan Caleb and Lily's wedding last year.
The groom sat next to his BFF, entrepreneur Douglas Chabbott, and Mona frontman Nick Brown. The bride and her mother danced to the Carrie Underwood song “Mama’s Song” during the evening. One of the highlights of the reception was when guests danced to the “Copperhead Road” line dance.
The wedding picked a rustic theme with the bride and groom wearing Lucchese boots during the ceremony. Friends and family including the rest of Kings of Leon stayed around for a celebration at the rustic Front Porch Farms after the ceremony. "They had a great farm-to-table cuisine with all of their favorite things. It was down home and very real. It was very much true to their style," a source told People mag.
Some of the featured drinks of the evening were “The Firefly,” which was made with sweet tea, vodka, and fresh lemonade, and the “Champagne Cocktail,” with sweet cube and aromatic bitters. Each guest took home a jar full of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
The bassist appears to have found his perfect mate in Patterson. Last year, Jared spoke to PEOPLE about the pressure he feels from his brothers to find the perfect girl to marry.
"I know it's stupid," he said, "but you feel pressure in the sense that people are judging you. It goes into your decision-making, like, 'What are my brothers going to think?' I'm not talking about looks obviously, even status, you just have to find somebody that people like because everyone has settled down."
Jared tweeted a photo of them after the wedding. The 21-year-old bride was wearing a Monique Lhullier gown while the groom and his groomsmen went with Gucci suits."Aaaaaand I'm married. Happiest man in the world."