Privacy is a closely-guarded commodity for any celebrity, and their time away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi is never more precious than on a star’s wedding day. Keeping her nuptials an event for family and friends only, (fans will be able to gain insight into the wedding festivities in an upcoming magazine spread ), “Australian Idol” contestant Ricki-Lee Coulter said “I do” to her beau of the past six years in the township of Canungra, Queensland, Australia on September 7, 2007, one day before the media presumed that the former Young Divas member would walk down the aisle. According to Gold Coast News, the Ben Harper tune “Happy Ever After In Your Eyes” provided a soundtrack for the bride as she ambled to the altar in a creation by Australian designer Clarissa Grace. During the exchange of vows, the singer received a wedding band from Jamie Babbington which now accompanies the white gold, princess cut diamond engagement ring she has worn since January 2006, when she accepted her love’s proposal during a month-long New Zealand vacation.
Following the afternoon ceremony, the newlyweds and their 200 guests drove to the Gold Coast Arts Centre for a reception before heading out for a honeymoon excursion to the Maldives.