Kellie Pickler brought in the new year with a ring on it!

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The 24-year-old American Idol alum and her fiance Kyle Jacobs, 37, tied the knot in a surprise New Year’s Day wedding ceremony in the Caribbean. The couple, who have been dating since 2008 and got engaged this past June, exchanged vows in “a small intimate ceremony on a private island,” her rep tells PEOPLE.

“It was the most spiritual moment.” Pickler, who got her start on American Idol, said of  her June 15th 2010 proposal. “We would’ve gotten married that night had there been a preacher walking by!”

The singer tweeted the following message yesterday:

Congrats guys!!!

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