And the wedding bells finally sounded for American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, who tied the knot with contractor Mike McCuddy over the Fourth of July weekend.
The songwriter's publicist, Danica Smith, told reporters that the coupled exchanged vows last Sunday at the prospect Harbor United Methodist Church in Prospect Harbor, Maine. Around thirty guests attended the ceremony, just as the couple wished. Kara came in with a Vera Wang dress.
Kara and Mike were engaged early in December, roughly a month before her first season of American Idol began airing. "He suddenly said, 'Where are my shoes?'" she previously said regarding the unusual manner of the proposal. "I said, 'I don't know where your shoes are!' [He then said,] 'Okay, well then, will you marry me?' I said, 'Okay.' Very low-key."
It just wraps up a pretty big year for the songwriter, who joined Idol as part of a slew of changes designed to jig up the format. And, provided nothing goes wrong with negotiations, she'll be showing up on the show's next season, next year.