Live With Kelly Dream Wedding: Colbie Caillat “Falling For You”
During the show’s time spent at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, “Live With Kelly” played host to a very special event: the wedding of Eileen Bellew and Kevin Houston. Eileen and Kevin are the lucky winners of of “Live’s Hawaiian Dream Wedding Giveaway.” All week long, the couple have been prepping for their big day on live television with the help of Kelly Ripa and style guru Carson Kressley, who acted as wedding planner. On August 10, we were able to re-visit Eileen and Kevin’s spectacular wedding in paradise.
It was a beautiful day in Hawaii as the “Live” audience gathered to watch the ceremony at Disney’s Aulani Resort. Singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat sang her hit song “Falling for You” as a tribute to Eileen and Kevin, as family and friends began to walk down the aisle and the ceremony commenced. Bridesmaid Kelly walked down the aisle with Kevin’s son, while Mark escorted Eileen’s mother. Kevin’s two daughters and then Eileen’s two daughters followed, and then it was time for the Bride to make her entrance; she did so escorted by her two young sons, looking lovely in a strapless dress with a blue sash and tropical flowers in her hair.
Live With Kelly: Dream Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony officially began with the presentation of leis to the couple’s children, to both show their love and to symbolize the two families becoming one. The Reverend then read from the letter that Eileen and Kevin first sent in to “Live With Kelly,” which described the fear and sadness that came with the tragedies that they both face, but the bravery that they eventually showed under horrific circumstances. Then came the best part: the “I Do’s” and the vows! After the exchanging of the rings came the Sand ceremony, which symbolizes the blending of two people and two families. To officially become man and wife, Eileen and Kevin had to kiss for as long as the Reverend blew the conch shell– a task at which they easily succeeded!
At the end of the ceremony, Kelly and Mark joined the entire Bellew-Houston family on stage before the “Live” audience. Kelly thanked Eileen and Kevin for sharing their incredible story and inspiring so many people. She also wished the couple and their beautiful new family a lifetime of happiness. Congratulations to Eileen and Kevin!