'So proud, so happy, so in love!' Katie Waissel ties the knot with male model Brad Alphonso in secret ceremony
09:24 GMT, 11 September 2012
They got engaged just two months ago. But instead of taking months to prepare their perfect wedding and selling the pictures to a magazine, former X Factor contestant Katie Waissel and male model Brad Alphonso have tied the knot.
However, while the ceremony might have been conducted in secret, Katie was quick to tweet a picture of her happy day.
'So proud, so happy, so in love!' Katie Waissel tweeted this picture after marrying male model Brad Alphonso
She wrote alongside the photo: 'So excited I couldn't help it,candid friend shot #mostamazingdayofourlives yey!Hehe I'm still blushing! @Brad_Alphonso.'
In the picture, gamine Katie looks chic in a strapless white gown, which featured a cute fishtail bottom.
The 26-year-old singer wore her brunette hair in a bun on top of her head, accessorising her dress with a mini veil.
Happier than ever: Katie and Brad announced their engagement on their Twitter page back in July
Inkings: Katie and Brad got matching heart tattoos on their ring fingers in place of an engagement ring
Katie clutched a bouquet of white flowers in one hand, as she kept a tight hold on her new groom with her other hand.
And while most of the attention was on blushing bride Katie, model Brad also unsurprisingly scrubbed up well for the occasion, looking dapper in his black tuxedo and bow tie.
The pair are believed to have married in New Orleans.
Katie added later in the day: 'I have never smiled so much in my life! So proud, so happy, so in love, so excited!! @Brad_Alphonso.'
Katie, who first found fame on The X Factor back in 2010, and Brad used Twitter to announce their engagement back in July.
She tweeted: 'Just woken up with a huge smile on my face can't believe
that we are engaged!! @Brad_Alphonso.'
She later added:
'Making great music out here, got engaged to the man I'm going to spend
the rest of my life with,and have all you to share it with! so happy!'
Screen star: Katie with mentor Cheryl Cole on The X Factor back in 2010