The Bieber Wedding


Some may deem this to be the wedding of the year, and others might still be sobbing in a corner to the song “Baby” playing on loop. Justin and Hailey Bieber (formerly Baldwin) wed on September 30th, 2019. Now I know what you’re thinking. “Didn’t those two get married like a year ago?” The answer is yes. Last year on September 13th, the couple was spotted acquiring a marriage license in New York; however, it is unclear if that is the official day that the two married. Justin Bieber later confirmed his marriage to Hailey on Instagram by posting a picture on November 15th, 2018 captioned “My wife is awesome.” 

While the couple enjoyed their private civil ceremony, they wanted a larger celebration to honor their marriage. Save-the-dates were sent out for a wedding to take place on February 28th, 2019 but due to Bieber’s family not being able to attend, the couple postponed the wedding. 

In March of 2019, Bieber announced on social media that he would be taking a break from music to focus on himself and his family. On September 2nd, after taking the time to self-reflect and focus on his mental health, Bieber posted a page on Instagram speaking out about his past. 

“I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships,” Bieber wrote. “I became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved me, and I was hiding behind, a shell of a person that I had become. I felt like I could never turn it around. It’s taken years to bounce back from all of these terrible decisions, fix broken relationships, and change relationship habits. Luckily god blessed me with extraordinary people who love me for me. Now I am navigating the best season of my life ‘MARRIAGE’ !!” 

On September 25th, bachelorette photos of Hailey Bieber partying with her girl friends surfaced, hinting that a wedding was approaching. Justin Bieber also hinted at wedding ceremony plans with posts of over-the-top suits asking his followers for their input on his wedding attire.

Finally, September 30, 2019. The big day. Held in South Carolina at the Montage Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000-acre estate located between Savannah and Hilton Head Island, the wedding took place. Justin Bieber was the first to post a photo from ceremony, and soon enough, guests like the Kardashian family followed in sharing glimpses from the joyful occasion.  It appeared to be a gorgeous event with the bride and groom looking simply elegant.

Photo// kyliejenner on Instagram

While the wedding itself has been making headlines, so has another guest that attended the event. Kylie Jenner attended the wedding with her daughter Stormi, and while the pair looked adorable together, Jenner’s attire has been under scrutiny. Jenner wore a gold evening gown with cutouts and many were appalled, claiming that it was disrespectful to the bride and that she was trying to upstage Hailey.

Jenner’s controversy aside, the couple seems to be happy and excited for their future together. Here’s to Mr. and Mrs. Bieber- may their marriage be long and abounding in love for one another!


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Katy Pentiuk
Katy (20) is a sophomore at UMD majoring in Journalism with a double minor in Psychology and Communications. In her free time, you can find her exploring and trying new things with friends. Her interests include fashion, photography, music and true crime, all of which she hopes to incorporate in her articles. Follow her journey on social media: