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Updated: Wedding bells for Justin Guarini

Central Bucks East grad Justin Guarini, who jumped into the national consciousness seven years ago on the first season of American Idol, is now a husband and daddy.

Updated: Wedding bells for Justin Guarini

Central Bucks East grad Justin Guarini, who jumped into the national consciousness seven years ago on the first season of American Idol, is now a husband and daddy.

Details are scarce, as Guarini cut a deals People for exclusivity.

He and Reina Capodici, the daughter of his Lenape Middle School English teacher Karen Capodici, were married Saturday in a small ceremony in the garden of a private estate off of River Road overlooking the Delaware in Bucks County.

Capodici's 4-year-old daughter, Lola, was front and center as the couple exchanged vows before the minister, Stephanie Anne Thompson of St. John United Church of Christ in Riegelsville.

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The ring bearer handed the rings among the 55 attendees so they could bless them. Both mothers did readings.

Just as the couple was about to exchange the rings, Guarini knelt and took from his suit pocket a box a necklace. He and his bride placed the necklace on Lola, said Karen Lavery, director of media for Bucks and Montgomery Living Magazine, who attended.

Reception was at the Doylestown family home owned by his mom, Kathy and stepfather, Jerry.

Guests chose filet mignon or salmon. Adam Brand of Cutting Edge Entertainment -- Guarini's employer just before Idol -- handled Saturday's reception. There's supposed to be a larger celebration at a later date.

"I traveled all over the world, and I found the love of my life at home," Guarini, who turns 31 next month, told me last year when the couple announced their engagement. Guarini popped the question after a fireworks display at Epcot in Walt Disney World, where he was filming a promotional commercial.

Capodici, 27, is a 2001 grad of CB West, where her mom now teaches.

Capodici's dad, Bernie, is a percussionist and fronts Drivetime, a smooth-jazz cover band. (That's Guarini singing "What You Won’t Do for Love" on its site.) Guarini and Drivetime have an Oct. 10 gig booked at the Sellersville Theater in Bucks.

Guarini, who hosts for TV Guide's cable station, most recently launched Sketched Out, a sketch-comedy/music show that he and creative partner Shaun Ingram are planning to shop around to TV outlets later this year. Guarini calls it a takeoff on shows he grew up watching: Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen, Carol Burnett, Flip Wilson, and You Can't Do That on Television.

The couple, who recently leased a house in Doylestown Township, have planned a honeymoon later this year.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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