Friday, February 8, 2008

Katherine McPhee's Wedding Album

Katharine McPhee, 23, gets down on the dance floor with her new husband, producer Nick Cokas, 43, during their February 2 wedding reception at St. Viviana's in Los Angeles. The couple tied the knot earlier at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church before 305 guests (including Katherine's pal Rumer Willis).

Katherine shares a tender moment with her proud papa Daniel, who was "happy to give me away," she says. Adds Katherine: "I had been holding on to my dad, trying not to cry. Then the doors opened, and I was blown away."

Katherine and Nick light up the room – literally – during a special candle-lighting ceremony.

After walking down an aisle flecked with pink and ivory rose petals – to the sounds of bagpipe music – Katherine and Nick united at the altar to make it official. "I was so emotional," Katherine says. "And moved by the whole thing."

Surrounded by family and friends – including fellow American Idol alum Kellie Pickler (right) – Katherine finds herself in gorgeous company. "I was so honored when Katharine asked me to be a bridesmaid," Kellie said. "[The wedding] was like a fairy tale. I didn't want it to end."

The reception – held at St. Viviana's – was designed with a "shabby chic" theme, wedding planner Denise De Quevedo tells PEOPLE. Meanwhile, tables were set with rose and peony centerpieces.

At the reception, Katherine does what she does best – sings! After being serenaded by Nick (he performed Billy Joel's "She's Got a Way"), she returned the favor with a rendition of "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole.

They may have dug into the four-tiered wedding cake (with buttercream frosting), but Katherine says the two "barely" ate dessert. But that didn't stop the two from celebrating. "We're a perfect fit," Nick tells PEOPLE.


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