Congratulations to Brantley Gilbert for tying the knot with girlfriend of 10 years (on and off) Amber Cochran! Gilbert popped the question to Cochran back in October. The couple wanted their wedding to be small and intimate, just like their humble hometown origins, which is exactly what it was.
“Everything about the wedding … means somethin’ to both of us,” Gilbert said.
”So, I’m really excited.”
Gilbert’s cousin married the couple which contributed to the intimate feel, since his cousin had ties to Cochran also.
“He was a youth minister at the church [where] I was working off some community service hours,” Gilbert says, “and she was in the youth group.”
Gilbert was open about the simplicity of the wedding before they tied the knot, saying, “It’s actually gonna be really, really small and really simple. I met her 10 years ago, she’s a hometown girl, and we wanted it to be really special for us and have the people there that really, really mean the world to us, and that’s gonna be pretty awesome.”
“I met this little girl 10 years ago,” he said at the time. “You’ll hear her in most of my songs.”
Although he was smitten with Cochran, they couldn’t make it work — mostly because Gilbert was, in his own words, “acting like an idiot.”
“She was the one who got away for about five years,” Gilbert admits, but now he says he’s “never been happier.”