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‘Voice’ alum marries country star after calling off first wedding

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Jay Allen is finally a married man. The ‘The Voice’ season 22 fan favorite, who won viewers’ hearts with the song he wrote for his late mother, got married on Sunday, May 27 due to Hurricane Ian canceling their Florida wedding. Despite being eliminated from “The Voice” during the November 1 knockouts, Allen has been amazed at the way his professional and personal life has unfolded over the past month, culminating in the marriage of the love of his life.

Hours before his wedding, which took place at La Casa Toscana in Fort Myers, Fla., Allen, 36, posted a video of himself singing his upcoming single to Morgan, dressed in a white dress she slipped the night before wore her rehearsal dinner .

He wrote, “I’ve been praying and working toward this day for a long time…see you at the altar my bride,” and Morgan, 27, replied, “I love you so much it hurts.”

Videos posted to La Casa Toscana’s Instagram Stories showed glimpses of the elegant outdoor wedding under towering trees with a black and white theme. Bridesmaids dressed in black carried white parasols, and many of the guests were also dressed in black. Afterwards, attendees enjoyed al fresco dining with long tables adorned with dozens of candles, ranging from tall pillars to golden votive candles, and live music.

Morgan, a Universal Nashville recording artist whose wedding-inspired song “Bridesmaids” went viral in September with nearly 10 million views of the TikTok video, wore a sleeveless, beaded dress with a low-cut V-neckline and V-neckline. shaped back.

The couple originally planned to marry on October 1, but were called off when Hurricane Ian caused extensive damage and flooding across Florida, including in Fort Myers, which the couple called their “home away from home.” Even their wedding venue, a refurbished shipyard on the water, was “taken down,” Allen told Fox News.

On September 29, Morgan posted video of the destruction on the beach and asked her friends to pray for everyone affected.

“Today we were supposed to be driving to our second home in Fort Myers Beach for our wedding this Sunday,” Morgan wrote over the video. “This beach really is our ‘happy place’ and seeing it like this is the most heartbreaking thing.”

With all flights canceled, Allen and Morgan switched gears and immediately began planning a benefit concert in Nashville, where they live and work. Because Allen used his music — including his song “Blank Stares” — to raise nearly $100 million for Alzheimer’s research, he knew how to act quickly and “raise the troops” by getting a lot of country artists recruited for the concert including Walker Hayes, Ashley Cooke, Tigirlily and Meghan Linsey. To their delight, the concert sold out within four days.

In the meantime, they’ve postponed their wedding and while they wish they could have started their ‘forever’ earlier, they both said they loved the opportunity to recreate their special day and make it even better than before make.

Though Allen was disappointed when he was eliminated from “The Voice” — and Shelton admitted fans were quite upset that he didn’t keep him on his team — he posted an Instagram video on Nov. 6 in which he said it might have been a blessing disguise.

“I have to believe that God is in the details and everything happens for a reason,” he began his video, “because yesterday I played two back-to-back shows in Lake Havasu, Arizona, which were sold out.”

“I can’t believe so many people came to see me perform,” he continued. “Nothing like this has ever happened to me in my life and I realized that if I hadn’t been kicked out of The Voice, it wouldn’t have happened.”

Soon after, Allen performed at the star-studded Dance Party to End Alzheimer’s in Nashville, co-created by actresses Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams, who is married to country music star Brad Paisley.

He’s also recorded a new song he wrote before his mother’s death called “No Present Like the Time,” which he plans to release on December 2nd. It’s the same song he sang to Morgan in the video posted hours before their wedding. and he plans to release the full version on December 2nd.

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