Kara DioGuardi weds in Maine, no 'American Idol' pals invited
By April MacIntyre Jul 7, 2009, 2:11 GMT
Congrats to the new bride - Kara DioGuardi - © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
Kara DioGuardi of "American Idol" married her Maine next door neighbor and sweetheart, Mike McCuddy.
The couple tied the knot Sunday in stunningly scenic Prospect Harbor, Maine.
In Touch Weekly first reported that the couple were joined by 30 of their closest friends and relatives and exchanged vows at the United Methodist Church, which is located across the street from her house.
Kara became engaged to Mike in December. They met when McCuddy, 34, built the house next to Kara's in Maine.
"I feel great. What was most unbelievable about the experience was when I looked out at the church and saw all these people that were so important to me and Mike, who were there for us," said Kara, 38, according to In Touch.
"It was pretty powerful. I was very emotional and I'm not somebody who breaks down and cries."
Not at the wedding were Kara's "Idol" co-workers, judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, and host Ryan Seacrest.
"I don't think they'd appreciate an invitation to Prospect Harbor, Maine," Kara told Star magazine back in June. "I can't really see Simon Cowell landing in Prospect Harbor. I don't think that would happen."