Colton Dixon married fiancée Annie Coggeshall in Nashville Friday evening.
“I’m overwhelmed,” the American Idol 11 alum told People magazine. after the ceremony. “There’s so much joy!”
“She was glowing and it was unbelievable how beautiful she was,” said Colton. “I absolutely lost it. Audible tears. And I’m not a good-looking crier either!”
Later the singer serenaded Annie with a rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” The new bride called the moment “so special.”
At the wedding, Colton’s uncle played piano and his sister, Schyler, sang “How Great Thou Art” as the couple lit a unity candle and took communion.
The black tie event was held at the Scarritt Bennett Center for 160 guests. The bride wore Vera Wang, while the groom donned an outfit that was a “modern, musician’s take” on a traditional tux. There was a horse and carriage to take the couple from their reception at Nashville’s Bell Tower. “Like Cinderella’s!” Colton said. “It’s like our own fairy tale,” added Annie. The two got engaged at Disney World a couple of months ago.
Fellow Christian artist, Steven Curtis Chapman appeared at the reception to perform his song “Cinderella” for the father-daughter dance. “That’s something my dad and I will never forget,” said Annie.
“We build each other up and we are stronger together,” Colton said of his new wife. He met her in Los Angeles in 2012 while rehearsing for the American Idol tour.
The couple will live in Nashville after they return from a honeymoon in Tahiti. The two will live in a home Colton has been renovating.
“We’ve never been in the same state for more than a couple of weeks at a time, so I’m excited about that,” he said. “I’m really excited to start our own life together and get to know her on a whole different level.”
This morning Colton instagrammed another photo of the happy couple:
— Colton Dixon (@coltondixon) January 9, 2016
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