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Kelly Clarkson Scraps Big Wedding Plans, Will Elope Instead

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Forget all the flowers and favors and gigantic guest list. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock have decided to ditch their "earthy" outdoor wedding plans and will elope instead.

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The singer told People there's just no time for a big production. "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."

She added: "We sent out a save-the-date to everyone and then it got crazy and all the details were leaking."


"Then honestly the planning – I have a Christmas record coming out. I'm doing a bunch of stuff with State Farm right now (she's teaming up with the company to educate kids about safe driving). We have two kids who just started school. We're going to all these football games and soccer games and volleyball games and [Brandon]'s got one of the biggest artists [Blake Shelton] in country music. He's flying everywhere," she explained.

Unfortunately, the couple had already alerted friends and family members of the wedding before they had a change of heart. So, she explained that they "sent out an engagement photo to everyone and said, 'Thank you so much for understanding, but it's just going to be me and Brandon and his two kids and the minister.'"

After they say their small "I dos," a friend is throwing them a party — a wedding/housewarming party. "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 added.

Overall, the star has an endearing outlook about the whole wedding thing. "Our whole life is a celebration," she said. "That's what we kept laughing about. We don't need another day where we throw a big party. Our lives are so in the spotlight all the time. Everything is such a spectacle, we were like, 'We would rather have an intimate moment that's special.' "

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