Best of 2011

Happily Ever After: Star Weddings of the Year

From Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton to the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, look back at the love matches of 2011

CHELY & LAUREN

Just over a year after coming out to PEOPLE magazine, country music artist Chely Wright married partner Lauren Blitzer, a GLBT Civil Rights activist, at the Connecticut home of Blitzer's aunt on Aug. 20. The brides wore wedding gowns by J. Crew Bridal and opted to go without veils because, Wright told PEOPLE, "We like our hair too much!"