The Real Reason Carson Daly Officiated Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani's Wedding

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's wedding was a reality TV reunion thanks to "The Voice" host Carson Daly scoring a front-row seat at the event. Well, he actually wasn't sitting, considering that he was responsible for making sure Stefani and Shelton's vows went off without a hitch while the co-coaches were getting hitched on July 3, 2021.

While Daly scored the important role of officiant of their nuptials, some other uber-famous stars of "The Voice" didn't get an invite to the couple's Oklahoma wedding at all. An insider told Radar Shelton's frenemy and former competition, Adam Levine, was one of the couple's unlucky friends, as was Kelly Clarkson, who actually asked Shelton to officiate her own wedding in 2013. She toldĀ ET that Shelton was also supposed to sing at the event. However, this never happened; Clarkson later revealed that she and Brandon Blackstock had scrapped their initial plans and dialed down the size of their wedding ceremony significantly, per People.

In 2019, Clarkson told ET that she would be too "nervous" to officiate Shelton's wedding, and he revealed that he would never ask such a thing of her anyway. "I would want it to be a short ceremony, and if Kelly was doing it, [she would] ramble on for hours," he quipped. Still, some fans were likely left wondering why Clarkson wasn't invited at all and what it was about Daly that made Shelton and Stefani so determined to make him a part of their big day.

Carson Daly was in Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's spiritual circle

Carson Daly mostly has Gwen Stefani to thank for his role in her wedding. "We didn't know who was gonna marry us," she said while appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on March 24. "I just had the idea of Carson because he's the one person that we both know so well, and we've known through the years." She pointed out that Daly had once wanted to be a priest, and she considers him part of her "spiritual circle."

Stefani was actually "nervous" about asking Daly to take on such a big job, but he was "so into it." Daly's experience as a "Today" host made him an exemplary wedding insider, as he was able to regale viewers with descriptions of the event on the morning show. He called the intimate wedding "a perfect blend of country and glamour" and took credit for convincing a "reluctant" Stefani and Blake Shelton to write their own vows. Once Shelton was on board with the idea, he went one step further, singing an original song he wrote just for Stefani. "Not a dry eye in the house," Daly said.

Shelton later revealed that some of his famous friends had confronted him after missing out on the momentous occasion, and he was blunt when explaining why they weren't on the guest list. "Listen, we kept it small, get over it," he said on Sirius XM's "The Highway." "That's not about you."