Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA

Last year Michael introduced me to Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo, the first couple of American Idol.

Ace famously proposed to Diana on the season finale of American Idol last year, and yesterday we were lucky to be invited to attend their gorgeous wedding in Los Angeles.

In front of 250 guests, including fellow Idol alums Elliot Yamin, Michael Johns and Kevin Covais, and Idol coach (and friend for years) Michael Orland. Diana’s brother David returned from Afghanistan to walk her down the aisle making the ceremony that much more emotional.

People are what make a wedding the celebration that it is, and the people in attendance were some of the most fun I’ve met in a long time. Not only did we celebrate with Ace and Diana, but met up with my friend Tracy Powell (who I’ve worked with in the theater) and her fab “plus one” Dee Hoty of Broadway fabulousness. AND I spent much of the night with the Montoyas – Lori and Ron and fab sis Lisa Krause – of “Sin City Rules” and Rain Cosmetics fame.

Gorgeous people, gorgeous wedding, gorgeous night.

Happiness all around.

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Ace Young coming down the aisle

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Diana DeGarmo escorted down the aisle by brother David

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
The bride and dress – up close

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
The vows

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
The kiss!

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Me with Diana DeGarmo and my husband, Michael Caprio

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
The flowers everywhere were fab

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Dee Hoty, me and Tracy Powell

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
First dance

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Diana gets down

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Ace retrieves the garter to throw to the bachelors

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Lisa Krause and Lori Montoya apparently got me on the dance floor

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Michael, Lori Montoya, me and Lisa Krause

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Me with Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young and my husband Michael

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Cake cutting number one

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame, marry in LA
Cake number two  by Duff Goldman of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes.