Celebrity weddings, engagements of 2011

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Monday, January 03, 2011

9 of 148: James Durbin, who placed fourth on 'American Idol' in 2011, married his fiance Heidi, the mother of their 2-year-old son, Hunter, on Dec. 31, 2011.

The two wed on New Year's Eve at a chapel near a forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, near the rock singer's hometown. Their boy was the ring bearer.

The wedding was attended by about 85 people, including Durbin's fellow "American Idol" finalists Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams.

Also in attendance was Geoff Tate, singer of the heavy metal band Queensryche, who performed his band's 1984 song "Take Hold of the Flame," according to the group's Twitter page. Durbin and his new wife are both fans of the song and the hard rock genre and attended a Judas Priest concert together in November (see photo, above).

Durbin was the token 'rocker' contestant of the 10th season of 'American Idol' and had showcased his struggle as a musician diagnosed with Aspergers and Tourette Syndrome. He released his first album, 'Memories of a Beautiful Disaster,' on Nov. 21, 2011.

Durbin told OnTheRedCarpet.com in December that he and Lowe planned to get married in Santa Cruz 'up in the middle of nowhere, away from everything.'

'We wanted to so it small and just have our closest friends and family,' he had said. 'It's not for anybody else - we want to share it with our friends and family, but it's for us.'

(Pictured: James Durbin and Heidi Lowe attend a Judas Priest concert in November 2011, as seen in this Twitter photo posted by Lowe.) (https://twitter.com/#!/Heidi_Holiday/status/136906135742582784/photo/1)