Brian Kelley, Brittney Cole, Twitter


Brian Kelley has found his country sweetheart.

The 28-year-old Florida Georgia Line crooner married his 23-year-old girlfriend Brittney Cole on Monday in an outdoor ceremony at Kelley's Nashville home, E! News confirms. (People first broke the story.)

"The whole process has been non-traditional," Kelley told the mag of the surprise nuptials. "There was no official proposal or exchanging of rings. We had just fallen in love, and I knew I couldn't live without her. It sounds like a terrible cheesy movie, but when you know, you know!"

"Whimsical really comes to mind when I describe it," Cole says, a psychology student at the University of Georgia. "It was just fun and cozy and warm."

Although the wedding news may seem shocking, Kelley did give a hint on Twitter that he was planning to settle down. After a fan gave the singer props for dating such a beauty, the country star wrote back, "That's why I'm ."

Cole wore a short, long-sleeved dress (which she found on Etsy!) and accessorized her look with a feathered headband. "It's a dream dress," Cole said. "And it was a dream way to obtain it, because I didn't have to go to 6,000 bridal stores to find it."

The low-key ceremony took place at sunset with only 40 guests attending. Afterward, everyone enjoyed a tapas-style dinner in a renovated barn on Kelley's new 32-acre property before moving to the light-covered house for drinking and dancing.

Kelley and Cole have known each other for years, but have only been dating for seven months because they were each dating someone else when they first met.

"She definitely caught my eye [back then]," Kelley admitted. "Brittney's the most beautiful woman I've ever seen. I always knew in my heart that if I were single, then I wanted a chance with her. She was my dream girl." All together now: Awww!

"The first day we hung out, we just knew that it was something real," he continued. "I'd never wanted to make someone my wife before. I always want her by my side."

"We just knew," agreed Cole. "There was this energy that we had never felt before."

Although the pair hope to expand their family one day, they explain that they're in no rush to have kids. "One day for sure, but it's too crazy with everything going on right now," Kelley said. "We're enjoying being with each other. It's a beautiful love story. It really is."

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