Over the weekend, Reba McEntire officially became a mother-in-law with her son Shelby Blackstock marrying his fiancée, longtime girlfriend Marissa Branch. The couple got married at one of the most magical places on Earth, Walt Disney World.
Branch, a self-proclaimed Disney princess, also revealed that some of their happiest times as a couple have happened at the magical place. “So, celebrating our nuptials there just made sense,” she said. Of course, they opted for a fairytale-like wedding and didn’t miss a single detail incorporating every single feature that you can imagine from the Disney parks.
After the stunning bride walked down the aisle to Beauty and the Beast’s “Tale As Old As Time,” Blackstock and Branch exchanged vows at Magic Kingdom, where Cinderella’s Castle served as a gorgeous backdrop.
The couple also shared their first dance at the steps of the Castle to Kacey Musgraves’ “Butterflies.”
And They Danced To One Of The Country Icon’s Songs
Of course, the special occasion would never be complete without some Reba McEntire Songs. During the wedding reception, McEntire brought down the house with a performance of her popular hit, “Fancy.” Her new daughter-in-law shared on Instagram Stories a glimpse of the country music legend holding nothing back as she sang for the wedding guests.
But the most heartwarming thing happened when the mother of the groom took center stage with Shelby Blackstock for a mother-son dance. And there’s no better choice than McEntire’s 2005 hit, “You’re Gonna Be (Always Loved by Me).” The singer also looked very stunning in her exquisite floor-length black dress.
Truly, it will be a moment the two will never forget, dancing to one of the most touching country mother-son dance songs. You can watch it in the short video clip below.
Reba McEntire, Shelby Blackstock