updated 05/06/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/07/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
Country star Jake Owen and his model girlfriend Lacey Buchanan are officially Mr. and Mrs. Owen.
The couple, who met when Buchanan appeared in Owen’s music video for “8 Second Ride” and began dating after she starred in the video for his hit “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” tied the knot in a sunrise ceremony Monday morning in Owen’s hometown of Vero Beach, Fla.
But there were no blue jeans on the beach.
The bride, 22, wore an Amsale gown and veil and the groom was casual in a white linen Armani shirt and Tommy Bahama drawstring pants – though both were barefoot on the beach as the sun rose over the ocean.
“That was my idea, because it’s symbolic of the dawn of a new day and starting our new life together,” Owen told PEOPLE.