A DECADE AFTER THEY MET, THE POP STAR TIES THE KNOT WITH THE MODEL (AGAIN!) IN A LAVISH SOUTH CAROLINA CEREMONY
Justin & Hailey Bieber
On the morning of his wedding day, Justin Bieber was anything but nervous. Hours ahead of his Sept. 30 religious ceremony with Hailey Baldwin inside the idyllic light-filled Somerset Chapel at the Montage Palmetto Bluff resort in South Carolina, “Justin was all smiles and really upbeat,” says a source. “He was very relaxed. You wouldn’t know he was getting married!” Friends say 25-yearold Justin—who has publicly weathered several troubled years—has found peace with Hailey, 22. The two legally wed a year ago (and she took his last name) but had long been planning more formal nuptials. After their romantic rehearsal dinner on Sept. 29, the pop star and his model bride (the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin) threw a fun-filled bowling party and group viewing of the romance The Notebook. The next day they stood in front of 154 of their friends and loved ones, elated to exchange “I dos” for the second time. “Justin and Hailey think their love story is so romantic,” says a friend of the couple. “They found their way back to each other. It’s like a movie!”
After dating briefly in 2015, they had a “very dramatic” breakup, the model told Vogue in February. Their whirlwind reconciliation in summer 2018 (met with ire from some fans hoping he’d reunite with ex Selena Gomez) culminated in a surprise proposal during a Bahamian vacation, quickly followed by their New York City courthouse nuptials two months later. Hailey’s unwavering support of Justin has brought them closer as he has spoken out about his ongoing mental health struggles. “They take the commitment they made to each other and to God very seriously,” says the friend, who adds that they share a strong Christian faith. “They really are two kids who are crazy in love. Hailey just wants to build a loving, happy home and family with Justin.”
From Kids to Newlyweds Hailey (above with Justin in 2009 and 2018) first met her future husband when she was 13 years old. “Marrying Justin is Hailey’s dream come true,” says a friend of the couple (left, in September 2018). For Justin, as he wrote on Instagram (below), it’s a chance to be a better man.
The Arrival The Wedding Chapel The Reception The Famous Guests The Entertainment On Sept. 29 Hailey (in a custom Vivienne Westwood silk minidress) and Justin hopped in a speedboat to head to their rehearsal dinner (complete with an oyster roast!) at Moreland Landing. As the couple exchanged vows at Somerset Chapel, the “sun started to set, and there was a magical glow,” says a source. Guests headed to the resort’s Wilson Ballroom, which was draped in Spanish moss and florals, for a sit-down dinner. Kendall Jenner (center, heading to the rehearsal), Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran, Usher and more attended. A year after watching Daniel Caesar perform at Coachella, the couple tapped the Grammy winner to sing his hit song “Best Part” at the reception.