The end of the year marked the beginning of a new life for American Idol season six finalist Gina Glocksen, who became the wife of Joe Ruzicka following a three year courtship. Family and friends gathered at the Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement in Naperville, Illinois witnessed former AI contestants Jordin Sparks and Haley Scarnato walk down the aisle in champagne-hued designs before the bride made her grand entrance, People magazine online reported.
When attending the October 2008 “I do” of fellow American Idol contestant LaKisha Jones, no doubt the reality star dreamed of the day when she would don her own wedding dress. The moment arrived on New Year’s Eve, when she slipped into a white, floor-length creation embellished with beading for the non-denominational ceremony. Clutching a bouquet of dark crimson roses, the bride’s fingertip veil– attached to tresses tinted with scarlet streaks– gently swayed as she walked toward the groom, who presented the singer with a wedding band to accompany the engagement ring which has graced the performer’s finger since August 7, 2007, when Ruzicka promised forever to the budding recording artist on stage at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
Shortly after the celebration ended, bridesmaid Jordin Sparks shared the joy of the day with fans on MySpace. Serenading the newlyweds with a rendition of “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” for their first dance, the microphone was later handed over to the bride, who sang the touching contemporary country classic, “Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance,” for her new husband and his mother.