"American Idol" can now officially claim its own first couple. On Saturday, June 1, season five finalist Ace Young married longtime girlfriend and season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo.
The afternoon ceremony at Los Angeles' Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel was officiated by Bllboard and Hollywood Reporter contributor Fred Bronson who read the lyrics to John Lennon's "Grow old with Me" from a sunflower-bedecked altar. "It was solemn in places, funny in others," said Bronson the day after. "Lots of tears; lots of laughs. It was an uplifting, celebratory vibe throughout."
Some 230 guests were in attendance including fellow "Idol" alums Elliott Yamin, Kevin Covais and Michael Johns. Associate musical director Michael Orland was also present along with Fox executive Wenda Fong and DeGarmo's "The Young and the Restless" costars Christian LeBlanc and Tracey Bregman.