Entertainment Music Gwen Stefani on Why She and Blake Shelton Asked Carson Daly to Officiate Wedding: 'Love Him' "He's the one person that we both know so well, and we've known through the years," Gwen Stefani said of her and Blake Shelton's decision to have Carson Daly officiate their July 2021 wedding By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 25, 2022 10:37 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Gwen Stefani is opening up about her and husband Blake Shelton's decision to have Carson Daly officiate their wedding last year. The 52-year-old singer appeared on Jimmy Kimme Live Thursday, where she spoke all about her July 2021 nuptials to Shelton, 45. Stefani said that she is "in love" and loves "being married" to the country crooner, adding, "It's just the greatest thing that's ever happened to me." Stefani and Shelton said their "I dos" in an intimate at-home wedding at the country star's ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. As host Jimmy Kimmel showed viewers a photograph of the couple and Daly, 48, from the big day — even joking that Stefani married both men — the singer said she and Shelton decided to have The Voice host officiate their wedding given his close relationship with each of them. "Basically, we didn't know who was gonna marry us — it was COVID," Stefani detailed. "... We knew we wanted it to be intimate ... and 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." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Carson Daly. Jeremy Bustos Carson Daly Says He Was 'So Honored' to Officiate Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's Wedding The "Hollaback Girl" singer also noted that Daly had originally planned to be "a priest" before pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. "He is an amazing guy, I love him," Stefani added. "He's such a good dad, a family guy. ... I just wanted it to be serious, and I wanted [the officiant to be] someone who is in our spiritual circle, that was gonna be there." Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Jimmy Kimmel Live/Youtube Still, Stefani explained there were some qualms about asking Daly to take on the important role. "I was nervous to ask him — it's a really big thing to ask someone," she said. "... We called him and immediately he was just like, 'Let's go!' He was just so into it." "So it was a big relief, he took it super seriously," Stefani added. "... It was really beautiful, perfect and amazing." RELATED VIDEO: Here's All You Need to Know About Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's Wedding! Shortly after Stefani and Shelton exchanged vows, Daly opened up about officiating their wedding during an episode of Today. At the time, Daly said that taking part in the big day was "very, very special." "It was incredible to be a part of such an important moment in their lives. The ceremony was a perfect blend of country and glamour, of course, just like Blake and Gwen," he added. "... The wedding, the best way to describe it, is it was perfectly them the whole weekend and the marriage itself. It was as elegant and refined and cool as Gwen is and it was [as] country and down-home and fun as Blake is."