It seems like just yesterday a young, unassuming Scotty McCreery entered our lives by way of a little television show called American Idol. Now, McCreery, who recently experienced independent success with his single “Five More Minutes,” is a married man.
Over the weekend, on Saturday, June 16, McCreery said “I do” to longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal. The two exchanged vows in their home state of North Carolina in front of 200 guests at the Twickenham House & Hall. PEOPLE received the exclusive photos from the big event, and they are all a must-see.
According to McCreery, he and Dugal have been part of each others’ lives forever.
We’ve been dating six years and have known each other our whole lives. That kind of story doesn’t happen too often nowadays. . . . I support her dreams and she supports mine.
McCreery proposed to Dugal when the two were hiking on Grandfather Mountain. Following the much anticipated proposal, McCreery shared:
I’ve been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened. Gabi is the perfect girl and my true love, and I cannot wait to begin building our life together as husband and wife.
The life they had before walking down the aisle began in Kindergarten when the two attended school in Garner, North Carolina. Since then, McCreery and Dugal have been friends, eventually escalating to more. Dugal has also played a role in McCreery’s music by having cameos in his “Trouble with Girls” and “I’m Feelin’ It” music videos, as well as inspiring some of his newest music, including “This Is It,” which was written about their engagement.
Congratulations to Scotty McCreery and Gabi Dugal on their marriage!