HGTV's Ty Pennington Marries Kellee Merrell In Backyard Wedding
Trading Spaces star Ty Pennington and wife Kellee Merrell married over Thanksgiving weekend in Savannah, Georgia. The nuptials was intimate with only a select group of loved ones joining the newlyweds. Even more befitting for the occasion was the venue of choice: the events were held on the grounds of the couple's newly-remodeled home.
"We did it," the HGTV personality wrote on Instagram with the first wedding photo. In a separate post showcasing an aerial shot of the dinner tablescape, Pennington proudly referred to the outdoor affair as part of a "perfect evening."
"Thank you to everyone who made this night so special," he wrote. "Extra shoutout to @heritage_construction_savannah for all your help getting the house ready!! These guys are incredible! If you need help with a project in Savannah they are your people."
Ty Pennington Proposal Details
The groom, also the star of his own series, Ty Breaker, proposed in July 2021. "It's the 'yes' for me…" Pennington, 56, captioned an artsy photo with his then-future wife, 33. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition star popped the question with a teardrop-shaped, navy sapphire engagement ring. The ring has what looks like a vintage setting and features a diamond halo. The center stone is believed to be about four carats in size.
Pennington's rep told People that the reality star proposed in a simple way: at his home in Palm Coast, Florida, over their morning coffee. The couple was on the dock when the sweet moment occurred.
The future spouses first met in 2010 but didn't start officially dating until 2020. When their relationship developed, they decided to quarantine together and things reportedly accelerated from there. Prior to dating Merrell, a social media manager, Pennington was in a 20-year relationship with Andrea Bock. The former couple knew each other since their preteen years and endured many ups and downs during their two decades of dating.
In the last year, the couple has been renovating their dream abode: a 19th-century home in Savannah, Georgia, the same spot where their wedding was held.