Our #CeciBride and #CeciGroom, Courtney and Kyle, were featured in The Knot! Read their exclusive written by Sarah Hanlon below:
The reality-star-turned-influencer wed her longtime love in St. Barts.
Courtney Kerr embarked on her search for love on one of the most public platforms: Bravo. While the reality television network is now synonymous with franchises like The Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules, Below Deck and Summer House, Kerr was an "OG Bravolebrity." The Texas native starred on the 2011 show Most Eligible Dallas, which followed a group of friends navigating the southern social scene. It only aired for one season, but Kerr quickly became a fan favorite and landed her own spinoff show in 2013, aptly titled Courtney Loves Dallas, which focused on her journey to find a husband.
Although the show didn't end with a wedding, it concluded with Kerr beginning a new job as a host of The Broadcast, a morning talk show on a local Dallas network. As fate would have it, that career would ultimately be responsible for bringing Courtney Kerr and Kyle Noonan together. "When Kyle was opening one of his new restaurants, he came on my show as a guest," Kerr tells The Knot. "Fast forward several months, we ran into each other in a grocery store." Upon noticing a strange combination of items in her cart, including frozen chicken, twist-cap chardonnay, and a celebrity magazine, Kerr jokes that Noonan knew she was single.
The two crossed paths once again when the restaurateur asked Kerr to host a rescue dog event in partnership with one of his restaurants. "Our 'meeting to discuss the event' quickly turned into a first date," Kerr explains. "He grabbed my hand that night, and quite frankly, I've never let go of his hand since."
On Noonan's 40th birthday in April 2020, the couple went live on Instagram for a celebratory toast…or so Kerr thought. Instead, he surprised his girlfriend by proposing with a five-carat canary yellow diamond engagement ring with a dazzling halo. (While Kerr was surprised in the moment, she notes that the exact ring conveniently landed in her boyfriend's DMs three months prior.) The engagement was a sign of the times. Since it took place in the middle of the pandemic, the newly-minted fiancés celebrated virtually with their friends on the live stream—but that didn't dampen the excitement, as Kerr endearingly calls it "the most f—ing epic proposal."
Two years later, Kerr sat in the audience of Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live show, where he celebrated the happy news: "We watched you looking for a man, and now, it's happened," Cohen cheered, to which Kerr cheekily replied, "Forty years old and I finally found him."
On a Monday April evening, nestled along the secluded sands of Nikki Beach on the Caribbean island of St. Barts and surrounded by 80 loved ones, Courtney Kerr and Kyle Noonan finally got married—and The Knot has the exclusive first look at all the romantic photos and details, right here.
Kyle Noonan and Courtney Kerr's Wedding Photos & Details
The Brothers Martens, Cool Rentals
Three years and two weeks after the proposal, Courtney Kerr and Kyle Noonan's wedding day arrived on April 17, 2023. Kerr, a fashion blogger-turned-influencer, openly documented her planning experience on social media, bringing her online community of 300,000-plus followers along on the journey. "My followers and I have grown up together over the last twelve years, so much so that I've received thousands of DMs from women telling me that they feel like this wedding is their wedding, because they too have been waiting for me to get married for so long," Kerr tells us. "Their support and loyalty and trust is something I take very seriously. We are all in this together."
Given the couple's Texan roots, Courtney Kerr's wedding was rooted in Southern traditions, with focuses on "family, faith, fun, and, of course, food and fashion."
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