'American Idol' Finalist James Durbin Marries

January 3, 2012 - 9:10 AM

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — "American Idol" finalist James Durbin has married longtime girlfriend Heidi Lowe in a New Year's Eve ceremony at the edge of a California redwood forest.

The couple says in a statement that the wedding in a Santa Cruz Mountains chapel was a perfect way to kick off 2012.

The Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/vOxulV ) reports the 85 guests included their 2-year-old son, Hunter, who was the ring bearer.

Other guests included fellow "American Idol" alums Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams.

The "Idol" season 10 finalist turns 23 on Friday. His debut album, "Memories of a Beautiful Disaster," was released in November.

Durbin is from Santa Cruz.