Congratulations to Colton Dixon and his blushing bride, Annie Coggeshell! The ‘American Idol’ favorite wed his longtime love in a gorgeous Nashville ceremony. We couldn’t be happier for this stunning couple!
Colton Dixon, 24, one of the super talented alumni from American Idol (season 11) and Christian rocker, married longtime girlfriend Annie Coggeshell, 27, in a lovely ceremony in Nashville on January 8. He was so moved by seeing beautiful Annie in her dreamy white gown, that he cried and cried throughout the whole wedding! Read on to learn more details about their special day!
Colton and Annie’s wedding was a family affair, in which 160 guests gathered at the swanky Scarritt Bennett Center; Annie said the wedding had a “formal, royal feel.” How romantic! At that black tie event, Annie wore a gorgeous white strapless Vera Wang gown draped in organza with a voluminous, ruffled skirt! Colton, ever the rocker, wore a cool twist on a tux; combined with his awesome bleached and undercut hair, they made a picture perfect pair.
“I’m overwhelmed,” Dixon told PEOPLE magazine after their ceremony. “There’s so much joy! She was glowing and it was unbelievable how beautiful she was. I absolutely lost it. Audible tears. And I’m not a good-looking crier either!”
So cute! The evening was incredibly romantic. Colton serenaded Annie with Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (no tears!) during their reception at Nashville’s Bell Tower, and rode away from the magical event in a horse-drawn carriage — a perfect touch, since Colton proposed to Annie at Disney World on September 11 with the ring sitting inside a glass slipper. Adding another fairy tale touch to the reception, Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman sang “Cinderella” for the touching father-daughter dance. Loving this theme! CLICK HERE to buy Colton’s album!
Colton and Annie lit a unity candle and took communion while his sister, Schyler Dixon (who auditioned for American Idol), sang “How Great Thou Art.” Lovely! After the wedding, Colton and Annie headed out to their amazing honeymoon in Tahiti. They’ll settle down in Nashville at a home that Colton’s been renovating especially for his new wife. So, so romantic!
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