'American Idol' Alum Colton Dixon Marries Annie Coggeshall
American Idol alum Colton Dixon is off the market!
The 24-year old Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native married his longtime girlfriend Annie Coggeshall in Nashville Friday night (Jan. 8), People reports.
The season 11 Christian rocker serenaded his bride with Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” at a reception held at Nashville’s Scarrit Bennet Center. Christian artist Steve Curtis Chapman made an appearance to sing “Cinderella” for the father-daughter dance.
The couple celebrated with 160 of their closest family and friends, including Dixon’s sister Schyler, also auditioned for Idol. She sang a touching version of “How Great Thou Art” as the couple lit a unity candle and took communion.
The bride wore a white strapless Vera Wang gown and the groom wore what he described as a “modern musicians take” on a tux. The couple was escorted from the reception in a horse and carriage.
Dixon proposed to Coggeshall at Walt Disney World, hiding the ring inside a glass slipper.
Dixon shared a photo from the nuptials on Instagram, happily writing, “Married my best friend last night. Love you @annieCog. What a great night with family and friends."
Dixon also took to Twitter, reporting, "So.....I most definitely did not ugly cry 4 1/2 times last night.....Nope.....#coltanwedding"
The couple will honeymoon in Tahiti and has plans to settle down in Nashville at a home the singer has been renovating.
Congrats to the happy couple!