Kellie Pickler Explains Why She Eloped

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Back in June of 2010, when Kellie Pickler announced her engagement to Kyle Jacobs, fans doubtless were anticipating a fabulous white wedding with all the trimmings.

The couple, after all, is Nashville connected--in addition to Pickler's celebrity, Jacobs is a hit songwriter for some of the town's biggest names. And hey, who could forget Pickler's proclamation that she planned to have her pets as part of the ceremony? (Including her snake as ring bearer!)

Instead, what did we get? A surprise elopement on New Year's Day on a private Caribbean island. It's clear the couple were delighted with their decision--but if you were a little stunned by it, you weren't alone.

Picker has finally come out with the reason why she and Jacobs decided to take the less-fuss route. As she told Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on DeGeneres's talk show Wednesday--she had a big wedding all set to go, then suddenly realized something important toward the end of her planning.

"Every time we got to the guest list, it was like, 'Oh my God, I hate half these people,'" Pickler admitted.

Well, then. Nothing like being honest, right? Sounds like a pretty good reason to call it off! (I wonder how many people are now pondering if they made the cut, however.)

Pickler disclosed even more details of her elopement to DeGeneres, saying that she and Jacobs "didn't plan anything." The pair packed wedding outfits, flew to the Caribbean, and "put faith in God that it was all going to work out."

It did. "It was the most incredible day of my life."

In other news regarding the Pickler-Jacobs nuptials, fans can now get a look at the couple's special private day via their newly uploaded wedding video on iTunes--click here. To see the whole thing, you'll have to purchase it, but there is a free preview available. Enjoy!

Do you think Kellie's reason for eloping was a good one? Or are you bummed you didn't get to see her snake be a ring bearer? Let me know what's on your minds!

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