Scotty McCreery Marries Gabi Dugal

Country singer Scotty McCreery married his longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal this past weekend.

The nuptials took place Saturday at Twickenham House & Hall in the mountains of North Carolina in front of 200 family members and friends.

According to People, the ceremony was officiated by McCreery’s childhood pastor and the singer’s father served as best man.

Later, the newlyweds, who are both 24, had their first dance to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

McCreery proposed to Dugal during a mountain hike last September after six years of dating – but the two have known each other since elementary school. In fact, Dugal once wrote “Mrs. Gabi McCreery” in her childhood diary.

McCreery won the 10th season of American Idol in 2011 and has since released four studio albums, including this year's Seasons Change. Dugal is a paediatric cardiac nurse at Duke University Hospital.