It’s been a whirlwind of a year for R&B crooner Bobby Brown. After dealing with the death of Whitney Houston and attempting to mend fences with Bobbi Kristina, Brown took a happier note and married Alicia Etheredge, his fiancee. The couple broke the news with a tropical photo on Instagram.

The couple, who were engaged in 2010, were accompanied by three of Brown’s children in Hawaii. Bobbi Kristina was reportedly missing from the event; she's said to be filming her reality show in New York. With their 3-year-old son Cassius as the ring bearer, the loving couple had "the most special, beautiful day with family and friends."

Brown spoke to People Magazine about Etheredge a year ago, saying, “I got my passion back for music, for loving myself because of her.”