PHOTOS: Inside Tyler Hubbard and Hayley Stommel's Big Wedding Day
"There's something about being able to call Hayley my wife and say that it's official!" an excited Hubbard tells PEOPLE exclusively of his July 1 wedding to Hayley Stommel at Trail Creek Cabin in Sun Valley, Idaho. "Marriage is forever and we're just so happy to share our love forever."
SAYING 'I DO'
"I was a basket case to be honest," Hubbard says of first seeing his bride walk down the aisle at the ceremony. "I was super-emotional. It was a very spiritual moment the first time I got to see her. It was beautiful."
BANDMATES & BEST FRIENDS
"[Brian] and I have really become best friends over the last six years," says Hubbard of Brian Kelley, the Florida in Florida Georgia Line. "We've kind of built a family, Hayley and myself and BK and his wife Brittney. It's a special day for all of us to celebrate."
SIT, RING BOY, SIT
The couple's golden retriever, Harley, served as the ring bearer. "He did a great job," says Stommel. "He wanted to say hi to everybody. Zig-zagging through the aisle, trying to see everybody. He was sweet."
OUTDOOR DINING AT ITS BEST
After the ceremony, the couple's 150 guests were taken across the river "and through the woods," jokes Hubbard, to dine on steak and salmon under a sky of party lights.
FIRST DANCE FAKE-OUT!
The couple planned to dance to Keith Urban's "Making Memories of Us" – or so Stommel thought. Hubbard had other plans, though, and swapped in a song he personally recorded for their first dance. "I'm still tearing up thinking about it," says Stommel. "I mean, I've never felt anything like that. He had me crying, everyone crying, but it was just the happiest tears, and happiest moment."
THE NEUTRAL ZONE
From the guests and the flowers to the lavish party tent, everything was dressed in in neutral colors in order to complement the lush, natural surroundings of the outdoor wedding.
Among the guests were Hubbard's fellow country artists (from left) Canaan Smith, Brett Eldredge, bandmate Brian Kelley, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley and Thomas Rhett, who made a big impression on the bride and groom's families. "He was going around to all of our grandmothers and our mothers and bringing them into the center of this big circle dance off," says Stommel. "We were all just cheering them on. It was this big festive circle of fun."
… AND EATING THEIR CAKE, TOO!
The four-tiered European almond cake "had the consistency of a pound cake but was very moist,” says baker Cristina Ceccatelli Cook, and was made with alternating thin layers of mascarpone and homemade raspberry jam, then covered in Italian white buttercream frosting. "It was delicious," says the bride.
THE GRAND EXIT
The newlyweds received a sparkly send-off from their guests after an impromptu singing of an unreleased Brett Eldredge song, "Drunk On Your Love." "It was truly magical," says Stommel of their big day. "I think everything that we had hoped for and way more."
A Beautiful Beginning
"It was a very spiritual, amazing moment when we were joined," says Hubbard. "It was nothing I've really ever felt before."
"Mountains in the background, a little river and a bunch of really awesome people," says Hubbard of their guest list which included fellow country artists (from left) Canaan Smith, Brett Eldredge, FGL bandmate Brian Kelley, Lady A's Charles Kelley and Thomas Rhett.
All the deécor – including the place settings and the flowers – were trucked in from L.A. "Everything had to be lush and romantic," says wedding planner Brooke Keegan of Newport Beach, California
Sealed with a Kiss
The bride made a grand entrance down an aisle covered by a canopy of trees and draped with 500' of garland. "It was magical," says Stommel.