Planning a wedding can be stressful, but at least Alexa Ray Joel won’t have to worry about hiring a wedding singer! Since Alexa Ray’s dad is legendary musician Billy Joel, her little sister, Sailor Brinkley Cook, recently told Life & Style that it would be a great idea for the “Uptown Girl” singer to perform at Alexa Ray’s upcoming nuptials.
“I bet [Billy does perform],” Sailor said while recalling the times that Billy would play for her as a kid. “I hope now that I’m older and can appreciate that, he plays at the wedding. It will be awesome!”
Alexa Ray, 32, can also count on her famous mom, Christie Brinkley, to help her plan her big day. In a previous exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, she said her mom would be the perfect wedding planner because she has “the most exquisite taste.” Alexa Ray added, “we want to plan something in NYC. But we’ll see. My mom knows best!”
Once Christie found out that her oldest daughter got engaged to Ryan Gleason, she couldn’t contain her joy. She was so happy that she shared the exciting news on Instagram to her over 400,000 followers this past January.
“My little Moonbeam got engaged, and I am over the moon with joy for these two,” Christie wrote at the time. “Ryan is the sweetest, kindest, [most] hard-working man who sincerely loves and adores my precious Alexa Ray so I love him too and while we have always thought of him as family, soon he really will be! What [a] beautiful way for our family to start the New Year… Celebrating their LOVE!!!”
In the pic, Alexa Ray showed off her giant engagement ring while Ryan sweetly held her hand. The bride-to-be later described her propoasal on the social media platform and explained why it was so easy to say yes. “He said to me: ‘Before I met you, my world was in black and white. You colored it in between the lines.’ It was the most beautiful thing anybody’s ever said to me. How could I possibly say no to that?!?!” Alexa Ray gushed. We can’t wait for her wedding and really hope her dad, Billy, performs!