James Durbin, Heidi Lowe tie the knot on New Year’s Eve

He's a married man!

Mrs Carter: What a way to kick off the New Year!

Former ‘American Idol’ contestant James Durbin had the best New Year’s Eve party in town as he married the love of his life, Heidi Lowe, in front of 85 guests yesterday.

Durbin’s representative confirmed to People Magazine that the couple exchanged their vows yesterday in a chapel near the edge of the redwood forest in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. The newlyweds found a wonderful way to include their 2 year old son Hunter in the nuptials by making him the ring bearer. The couple was very happy to finally have a chance to make it official, saying;

“We are so in love and happy that we got to share our special day with our closest family and friends. This wedding was the perfect way to kick off the New Year. We are looking forward to living happily ever after.”

Durbin invited a few former Idols pals to the wedding, including Casey Abrams, Stefano Langone, and Haley Reinhart. One of the biggest surprise guests of the night was Geoff Tata, the singer for the band Queensryche, who took the stage and sang ‘Take Hold of the Flame’ for the happy couple.

Congratulations James and Heidi!  Hope that 2012 brings all the happiness and success in the world to you both.

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