Exclusive: All the Details on Colton Dixon and Annie Coggeshall’s Gilded Wedding Cake and Fairy Tale Touches (PHOTOS)

01/14/2016 at 04:00 PM ET

Colton Dixon Wedding Cake

For her wedding, Annie Coggeshall dreamed of feeling like royalty—and new husband Colton Dixon delivered.

Beginning with Dixon’s proposal at Disney World—where the American Idol alum popped the question by hiding the ring in Cinderella’s shoe—through to the newlywed’s getaway at the end of the night, the event was simply storybook.

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“I think it’s every girl’s dream to feel like a princess and marry her prince,” Coggeshall tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Colton has been such a gentleman and he’s pursued me in that way. I just wanted our wedding to have that feel: whimsical and beautiful and a real-life fairy tale.”

Colton Dixon Wedding Cake

One ingredient? A reappearance of Cinderella’s glass slipper. Too heavy to top the couple’s wedding cake (made by Nashville’s Dulce Desserts), the shoe adorned a table filled with cupcakes and cake pops. The cake itself (Funfetti flavor—Dixon’s favorite—and gilded with gold icing to match the decor) was only a single layer for cutting so guests could indulge in the other sweets as well.

“I like people to have options,” Coggeshall says of the array of cupcakes in flavors like dulce de leche, red velvet and vanilla. “I really wanted the guests to enjoy themselves, so I wanted to do anything I could to make it extra special for them.”

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The couple also added a bit of whimsy to the cake-cutting by donning bride and groom mouse ears. “We just wanted to pay tribute to the proposal moment,” Coggeshall says.

True to their fairy tale inspiration, the couple slipped out from the reception just before the clock struck midnight in a Cinderella-style horse-drawn carriage.

Says Coggeshall, “I feel like we got to live out our own fairy tale!”

—Eileen Finan

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robyn on

This guy is barely famous. no one cares about all the details

Lani on

robyn, what matters most is that this young man is a wonderful and Godly person with a God-given talent. There’s no need to please all. He is very famous in his own right. He is a great artist, whom many look up to, esp. that he is so young and can write music. He may not be famous in your eyes. But, he is famous in our Father’s eyes! Everything in this life is temporary gf but our time in heaven is eternal. Go Colton Dixon!

KellyGreen on

As I always say…Their day, their way! Congrats. Everyone should have the wedding of their dreams, whatever that entails (mine was at the courthouse, short and sweet, and, to me, romantic!)

itsashame on

He’s going to look back in 20 years and cringe at that ridiculous haircut. smh

SuzyQ on

robyn …. he must be more famous than you because he’s in People Magazine and….um…you’re not.
itsashame ….. everyone feels ridiculous 20 years later when they look at their photos … just check out anyone’s wedding photos who married in the ’80’s

KatieM on

Seems like a really cute couple and wedding, and I’m happy for them. However, I also never heard about this guy before today, and Robyn is kind of right in that showing Kim Kardashian’s shoes or the wedding of a random C list celebrity is a slight waste of time considering People also has articles about dealing with the death of a spouse with cancer, etc. I also just know it’s nothing new for a magazine to focus on superficial stuff like this, so who cares? Props to the couple. But I mainly came here for Lani’s hilariously weird comment. I’m pretty sure most singers have “God-given talent.” I’m not entirely sure how him being a Christian or God knowing he exists requires us needing to know details about his wedding.

Sarah on

Chances are many of you have never heard of a lot of popular singers. Have you heard of TobyMac? No? Maybe that’s because you don’t listen to Christian music. Colton has the distinction of being an American Idol alum (did you maybe not know that?), but that doesn’t mean everyone will know his name. I’m sure there are a ton of “famous” singers I’ve never heard of.

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