Exclusive: See the First Photos of Bravo Star Courtney Kerr's Destination Wedding

The reality-star-turned-influencer wed her longtime love in St. Barts.
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Sarah Hanlon
sarah hanlon entertainment and celebrity editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Apr 19, 2023

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

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."

The Couple Selected a Destination They Call Their "Happy Place"

The choice to have a destination wedding was an easy one for the to-be-weds. They hosted 80 loved ones at Nikki Beach, a luxe beach club on the white sandy shores of St. Barts. "This is our happy place, so it was a bit of a no-brainer when it came to a spot that felt special and personal," Kerr explains. They partnered with Jenn Johnson of Epic Presentations, a St. Barts-based planning company, to create a wedding that would truly transport their guests to a magical hideaway.

"There is only one St. Barts," Johnson tells The Knot of the couple's intimate location, which they rebranded as "Noonan Beach" for the festivities. "It is truly an incredible island experience, from the Caribbean blue water to the food, wine and service, which are impeccably French. It is a cosmopolitan place with a hometown feel."

The Wedding Aesthetic Was Inspired By Their Mid-Century Modern Home

A homey feel was the exact vibe Kerr and Noonan channeled, as their wedding aesthetic was heavily inspired by their dwelling in Texas. "We lean into mid-century modern designs when it comes to our home, so we know we wanted our wedding to have that same clean aesthetic," Kerr tells us. Given the tropical setting, the couple was inspired by a similar color palette. "Since Saint Barts is so green and lush, we wanted to let the scenery speak for itself. We kept it very neutral with soft whites, metallics, and natural wooden textures and tones."

Kerr tells us she often decorates her house with fresh white flowers, which were woven into the wedding floral arrangements from B. Floral Events. "We chose bougainvillea to line the interior roof of the venue to create a dripping look from above," Kerr says of the design. Johnson and her team also built a stage in the sand for the couple to walk on during the ceremony, which was lined with more white flowers and candles.

When it came to additional decor, the couple left the accessories to a minimum for one very specific reason: "We kept the tabletops fairly clean and crisp, because we wanted them to be free from clutter so guests had plenty of room to jump on them at any point of the night to dance."

The Cocktail Hour Was Inspired By a Longstanding Tradition

If you tune into Courtney Kerr or Kyle Noonan's Instagram Stories on any given Monday, you'll find them partaking in a longstanding shared tradition: Martini Monday. Considering their wedding day was appropriately scheduled on a Monday, martinis were abundant.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds got into a moke, the signature car on the island of St. Barts, and drove up to their villa to enjoy martinis together: his, a Hendricks up with a lemon twist; hers, a Ketel One dirty with green olives. Meanwhile, guests also sipped on the couple's favorite cocktail, as they offered "dirty, espresso and everything in between."

They Thoughtfully Modernized Classic Wedding Traditions

Weddings and tradition go hand-in-hand. Given her Southern roots, the bride was inspired to follow a few classic wedding elements, especially in regard to the ceremony. "It was important to us to keep the reverence of the ceremony and for it to focus on our faith as a Christian couple," they explain.

The couple opted to modernize other key elements. The groom walked Kerr's mother down the aisle, and they were followed by his children, Carter and Elle, who served as the best man and maid of honor. The bride walked herself down the aisle to meet her mother, who presented her to Noonan.

They also forged their own path with the decision to forgo a traditional wedding registry. "Since Kyle and I are both in our forties, we've lived together since we got engaged and have furnished a new home. We have plenty of 'stuff,'" Kerr notes. "The best gift we could've been given during this time was knowing that people were willing to make the trip to St. Barts to celebrate us in style."

Celebrate in style they did. For the ceremony, the bride donned a simple form-fitting Alex Perry dress, which she sourced at the Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center. The groom looked just as dapper in a custom white suit from Balani Dallas. They both changed into other looks at the reception. Kerr wore two sparkly Berta dresses from Bridal Boutique of Lewisville, while Noonan swapped his white tux for a black version.

At the reception, they skipped one of the most common wedding activities. "We chose not to have a first dance, because we wanted the dance floor to be filled with everyone as soon as possible," the bride shares.

The Menu Highlighted Southern Comfort and French Fare

Amid an evening of lively music ranging from "sing-alongs" to "party anthems," the newlyweds treated their guests to an eclectic palette of southern comfort food and local French-Caribbean fare. Five courses of passed appetizers were enjoyed during cocktail hour before guests were seated for a family-style dinner.

They noshed on sushi, pasta, steak and the bride's "must-have" side dish: a potato bar complete with baked potatoes, french fries, smashed potatoes, homemade potato chips, potato wedges and scalloped potatoes—all served with caviar on the side.

When it was time for dessert, the couple sliced a croquembouche, a traditional French cake with pastry puffs piled into a cone and drizzled with caramel courtesy of Chokola Vany.

The Newlyweds Surprised Each Other with Entertainment Performances

The big day wasn't without a few surprises. In fact, both the bride and the groom secretly planned special performances for each other without their knowledge. During the ceremony, Noonan arranged for a saxophonist to play "Holy" by Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper as Kerr walked down the aisle.

During the reception, Kerr orchestrated an Elvis sing-along for her husband, who's a superfan of the King of Rock and Roll. She even gave him an Elvis-inspired cape to wear for the surprise dance party. They tapped The Brothers Martens, a brotherly photo and video team from Texas, to document the party, which went on late into the evening. Other surprises included dancers, sparklers, and firery displays.

Looking back, the couple notes that the most touching elements weren't the surprises or the food, but rather the time spent celebrating the long-awaited milestone with their loved ones. "Our wedding was a reminder to us about how blessed we are to be able to share the most special moment of our lives, with the most special people in our life, at the most special place on earth," they conclude.

Courtney Kerr and Kyle Noonan's Relationship Details

Courtney Kerr's time on Bravo was centered on looking for love. Although her reality TV shows didn't lead her to marriage at the time, she believes her experiences—including those that played out in the public eye—prepared her for the partnership she and Noonan have today. "I never thought I would wait forty-one years to get married, but looking back I wouldn't have it any other way," she reflects. "Every failed relationship, every bad date, every toxic friendship, and every bad job and all prepared me for this moment to be the best version of myself."

Looking back, she admits that she has "fond memories" of being on the show. "Being part of that experience opened doors for me that I will forever be grateful for."

As for what's next? The newlyweds will settle into married life in Dallas, where you can catch them on the 'gram enjoying Martini Monday every week. And if the right opportunity comes, you might even see them on your television again. "We would love to [go back to reality TV] if the concept felt on brand for us," Kerr muses. "We would love to be part of a show that is filled with uplifting, positive, wholesome, encouraging content."

Kyle Noonan and Courtney Kerr's Wedding Vendors

Ceremony and Reception Site: Nikki Beach; Photographer and Videographer: The Brothers Martens; Planner: Jennifer Johnson, Epic Presentations; Event Designer: Michael Johnson, Epic Presentations; Florist: B. Floral Events; Officiants: Tori Bradburry and Josh Sepkowitz; Wedding Dress: Alex Perry; Reception and After-Party Dresses: Berta via Bridal Boutique of Lewisville; Veil: Bridal Boutique; Suits: Balani Dallas; Engagement and Wedding Rings: Diamonds Direct; Hair and Makeup: Mat Wulff; Wedding Party Attire: Alex Perry, Balani Dallas; Invitations and Stationery: Ceci New York; Rental Equipment: Nikki Beach; Catering: Nikki Beach; Cake: Chokola Vany; Entertainment: Nikki Beach, Black Rabbit Projects; Welcome Bags: Epic Presentations; Transportation: Cool Rentals

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