Famous or not, a wedding is a common occurrence. Unless it isn’t. Consider, how many people can say they are the son of an American music icon who had his wedding officiated by the son of two American music icons? It seems one finally can!
Roy Orbison Jr.
As reported by People, Roy Orbison Jr. recently married Asa Hallgren. Orbison Jr. is the son of the late Roy Orbison, who died when he was just 52. After losing his father, his mother died of pancreatic cancer with Orbison Jr. at her bedside.
Orbison Jr. said meeting Hallgren was the best thing for him. “I was very alone in life,” he told People. And then he met Asa Hallgren and “went from the darkness to the light,” he said. “Life has been bright and sunny ever since.”
The details of the wedding are beautiful. Asa wore a gown that was a gift from her brother-in-law and his wife, Ericka. (That pair married earlier this year.) The gown was vintage 1940s, which she paired with Tory Burch sandals and a gold Tiffany wedding band featuring six yellow diamonds. (Orbison Jr.’s description of Hallgren as his “ray of sunshine” was the inspiration for the wedding band.)
But there was one other detail that made the wedding exceptionally striking!
John Carter Cash
John Carter Cash is the only child of the late Johnny Cash and late June Carter Cash.
In his interview with People, Orbison Jr. revealed that his father and John’s father were best friends. In fact, the Cash’s were his godparents. As such, he and Carter Cash have known each other since birth.
Orbison Jr. said he couldn’t resist asking his friend to officiate his wedding to Hallgren. “We asked John Carter Cash to officiate because I love him so much,” he said.
John wasn’t ordained, but he became so just for the occasion.
Orbison, Jr. also shared in his interview that he had to propose five times to Asa before she said yes. Because of this, the couple plans to have five weddings, each on the anniversary of the day they met (June 11). No word yet if Carter Cash will officiate four more times.