THE RIGHT MOVES
Katharine McPhee, 23, gets down on the dance floor with her new husband, producer Nick Cokas, 43, during their Feb. 2 wedding reception at St. Viviana's in Los Angeles. The couple tied the knot earlier at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church before 305 guests (including McPhee's pal Rumer Willis).
FATHER OF THE BRIDE
McPhee shares a tender moment with her proud papa Daniel, who was "happy to give me away," she says. Adds McPhee: "I had been holding on to my dad, trying not to cry. Then the doors opened, and I was blown away."
After walking down an aisle flecked with pink and ivory rose petals – to the sounds of bagpipe music – McPhee and Cokas united at the altar to make it official. "I was so emotional," McPhee says. "And moved by the whole thing."
Surrounded by family and friends – including fellow Idol alum Kellie Pickler (right) – McPhee finds herself in gorgeous company. "I was so honored when Katharine asked me to be a bridesmaid," Pickler said. "[The wedding] was like a fairy tale. I didn't want it to end."
SETTING THE MOOD
The reception – held at St. Viviana's – was designed with a "shabby chic" theme, wedding planner Denise De Quevedo tells PEOPLE. Meanwhile, tables were set with rose and peony centerpieces.
At the reception, McPhee does what she does best – sings! After being serenaded by Cokas (he performed Billy Joel's "She's Got a Way"), she returned the favor with a rendition of "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole.
They may have dug into the four-tiered wedding cake (with buttercream frosting), but McPhee says the two "barely" ate dessert. But that didn't stop the two from celebrating. "We're a perfect fit," Cokas tells PEOPLE.