Former American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Weds Gabi Dugal - NBC 6 South Florida

Former American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Weds Gabi Dugal

"I've been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened," McCreery said in a statement

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    Former American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Weds Gabi Dugal
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    In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Gabi Dugal, left, and Scotty McCreery arrive at the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The pair got married Saturday.

    Scotty McCreery is officially off the market. 

    The 24-year-old American Idol season 10 winner and country crooner married his high school sweetheart and girlfriend of six years, Gabi Dugal, on Saturday.

    "This is it," McCreery tweeted that morning.

    The two exchanged personalized wedding vows in the North Carolina mountains in front of more than 200 family and friends, People reported. The bride wore a sleeveless, V-neck Morilee wedding gown with lace accents. McCreery's childhood pastor officiated the ceremony and the newlyweds danced to Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" for their first dance, the outlet said.

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    "We've been dating six years and have known each other our whole lives. That kind of story doesn't happen too often nowadays," McCreery told People before the wedding. "I support her dreams and she supports mine."

    McCreery had proposed to Dugal as they hiked in the same area in September.

    "I've been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened," McCreery said in a statement at the time. "Gabi is the perfect girl and my true love, and I cannot wait to begin building our life together as husband and wife."

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    McCreery and Dugal, a pediatric cardiac nurse, have known each other since they were children.

    The country singer said in his engagement statement that they met in kindergarten and that Dugal used to write "Mrs. Gabi McCreery" in her diary with hearts around it. The two began dating in their senior year of high school.

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    (Published Friday, Nov. 16, 2018)