Santa Cruz rocker and "American Idol" finalist James Durbin is greeting the new year with a new title -- husband.

Durbin wed his longtime girlfriend Heidi Lowe on New Year's Eve in front of 85 guests -- including their 2-year-old son, Hunter, who was the ring bearer, in a chapel at the edge of a redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

"We are so in love and happy that we got to share our special day with our closest family and friends," the couple said in a statement. "This wedding was the perfect way to kick off the New Year. We are looking forward to living happily ever after."

Guests included Durbin's fellow "Idol" Season 10 alums Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams. Also on hand was Geoff Tate, frontman for legendary metal band Queensryche, who reportedly surprised the couple with a performance of his band's 1984 classic "Take Hold of the Flame" -- one of Durbin and Lowe's favorite tunes.