Lovebirds Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are looking forward to finally being able to tie the knot after having to postpone their lavish destination wedding in Japan last year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A pal close to the couple is saying they are shooting for a ceremony in the spring, but want to keep it very low key. “The idea of a big celebration just feels wrong in these tough times,” a source dished, adding that the two are planning an “intimate gathering” with a “bohemian feel.”
Perry, 36, and the Pirates of the Caribbean star, 44, are said to be looking to have the ceremony in Santa Barbara, Calif. — where the duo purchased a $16,250,000 mansion last October, nearly two months after welcoming their first child, Daisy Dove Bloom.
The couple have nailed down the guest list and are now focusing on the personal touches of the ceremony. “They’re writing their own vows, and plan to serenade each other,” a pal said, adding that Bloom has gotten “good at singing Daisy lullabies.”
After being together for five years, Perry and Bloom “love each other and are committed,” the source dished, noting “that’s what matters.”
Although their wedding was postponed due to COVID-19, the ongoing quarantine has given the new parents time to bond with their little girl. OK! learned that Bloom has even become the ultimate stay-at-home dad.
While Perry has returned to her music commitments and judging gig on American Idol, Bloom "is happy to pick up the slack," an insider exclusively dished to OK!. "Katy's work life is moving at 100 miles per hour, and Orlando has the flexibility in his acting schedule that Katy doesn't have. He's heating bottles, feeding, burping, changing diapers, doing laundry — the whole shebang."
Bloom is a pro at these tasks, however, the insider added: "The situation is similar to how things worked out when he had his first kid, 9-year-old son Flynn, with Miranda Kerr at the height of her career. He knows the drill — and he loves it."
“A lot of times, a new baby can put stress on a relationship, but friends say that Katy and Orlando are so happy together. They never imagined that life could be this sweet,” another source exclusively told OK!. “Katy loves being a mom, and it helps that Orlando’s been through this before."
However, the two manage to squeeze in date nights when they can. “They’ll do something fun, like go to a drive-in movie or order takeout from their favorite restaurant and binge-watch shows on Netflix," the source added.
The February 8 print edition of Star was the first to report of Perry and Bloom's upcoming wedding plans.