Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Singer Kelly Clarkson and fiancé Brandon Blackstock seem to have been so cooped up in impending wedding preparations that they decide to halt it altogether, and plan to elope instead.
On Wednesday, the American Idol alum told People, “We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, ‘So, we change our minds and we want to elope.’ We just got so overwhelmed by it – all the decisions.”
The future bride added, “We sent out a save-the-date to everyone and then it got crazy and all the details were leaking.” The couple was originally planning for an outdoor wedding at home this October.
The planning proved too much for the couple with all their concerns rising up at the same time—music projects, schedule and kids’ schooling, according to Clarkson—that they decided send out an engagement photo to everyone saying their wedding will just be witnessed by Blackstock’s two kids and the minister.
Meanwhile, the “Catch My Breath” singer expressed that family and friends will get to share their happiness after the wedding. She said, “Our friend is throwing us [a party] because we’re about to wrap up construction at our house. He’s throwing us a huge stock the bar party, so all of the people who were going to be at our wedding will be there.”
Clarkson, 31, and Blackstock, 35, got engaged last December after dating for a year.