updated 12/31/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/31/2011 AT 9:35 PM ET
James Durbin sure knows how to kick off a new year.
The rocker and American Idol alum wed longtime love Heidi Lowe on New Year’s Eve, Durbin’s rep confirms. The couple made it official in front of 85 guests – including their 2-year-old son, Hunter, who served as ring bearer – in a chapel at the edge of a redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
“We are so in love and happy that we got to share our special day with our closest family and friends, the couple tells PEOPLE exclusively.