Kathie Lee Gifford's Daughter Cassidy Gifford Marries Ben Wierda in Intimate Backyard Wedding

"They're planning on having a big celebration when it's safe to do so in the future," Cassidy Gifford's manager tells PEOPLE

Cassidy Gifford is a married woman!

Kathie Lee Gifford's 26-year-old daughter recently said "I do" to her fiancé Ben Wierda, PEOPLE has confirmed.

"Ben and Cassidy got married in an intimate setting in his backyard in Michigan," the bride's manager tells PEOPLE in a statement. "They’re planning on having a big celebration when it’s safe to do so in the future."

On June 6, Kathie Lee shared a photo expressing her excitement and anticipation over watching her daughter walk down the aisle.

"When the mother of the bride can’t contain her joy!!!," she captioned a photo of herself riding a tractor.

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Cassidy Gifford and Ben Wierda. Kathie Lee Gifford/Instagram

In November, the longtime TV host revealed that her daughter was engaged.

“So thrilled to announce that my beautiful daughter, @cassidygiff is engaged to a wonderful man, Ben @letsgetwierda,” Kathie Lee captioned an adorable photo of the couple hugging.

“I am beyond the moon and stars. Thank you, LORD!” she added.

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Cassidy also showed off her engagement ring in a series of Instagram Story posts, which appeared to be taken while the happy couple announced the news to friends.

Joining in on the celebration, Cassidy’s future sister-in-law Erika Brown — who got engaged to Kathie Lee’s son Cody Gifford last year — also wished the happy couple well.

“Congratulations to the sweetest couple, B and Lil’ C! God is so good! [Love] you both,” she wrote on Instagram.

“Still can’t stop sop [sic] smiling!!” Kathie Lee commented. “My kids ARE SO HAPPY!! Makes me one HAPPY MAMA.”

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Kathie Lee Gifford/Instagram

Days after the proposal news, Cassidy shared some hilarious details about the milestone moment. On her Instagram Story, Cassidy revealed that Wierda popped the question while she was chowing down on a quesadilla. As a fun engagement gift, her brother’s fiancée sent her a blanket that resembled a tortilla.

“Fiancé proposes while I’m face deep in a quesadilla just so he can tell that story forever and future sister in law @missamerikabrown sends me a tortilla blanket so that I won’t forget it,” Cassidy captioned a photo of herself lying on a couch with the blanket.

Following the proposal, Cassidy also shared a smiling photo of her fiancé with a loving caption.

“It was always you. F. Scott Fitzgerald,” she captioned the shot of Wierda.

Kathie Lee recently spoke to PEOPLE about coronavirus affecting her children's respective nuptials.

"They keep it in perspective. And I think most people have. They said, 'Other people have died from this,'" she told PEOPLE in May. "Other people are sick and in hospitals, people have lost loved ones. They've lost their livelihood. You'd have to be the ultimate selfish person in the world to only care about how it's affected you. And a wedding is something that can happen at another time. And they realized that, and I was grateful. I know they were disappointed, but that's very different from being grief-stricken, you know? They're good kids. They ain't perfect, but I wouldn't trade them for anything."

Additional reporting by
Jeff Nelson
Jeff Nelson is the Senior News Editor, Entertainment at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication.
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