Danny Gokey married model Leyicet Peralta today among family and friends in Florida on Sunday, a rep has confirmed to People magazine.
“We are so thankful to have found each other and now be able to spend the rest of our lives together,” the newlyweds tell PEOPLE in a statement. “We pray our gratitude grows more every day because there is so much for us to do now. We pray our gratitude grows more every day because there is so much for us to do now.”
The ceremony was low-key, with about 100 attendees. “We wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding of just friends and family,” the couple tell PEOPLE. “The theme of the wedding was romance and love.”
The wedding feast featured a cake that Danny calls “three tiers of chocolaty heaven.”
This is Danny’s second marriage. As many of you know, he lost his first wife, Sophia, in 2008 after a routine surgery for congenital heart disease.
Danny and Leyicet requested that all gifts from guests be in the form of a donation to Sophia’s Heart, the children’s charity the Season 8 alum founded to honor his late wife.