Chely Wright (left) and Lauren Blitzer
08/18/2011 at 06:35 PM EDT
It was a serendipitous start to what would be a fairy tale ending.
Just two weeks after coming out
last year, country singer
Chely Wright met her partner, Lauren Blitzer. And on Saturday, they were married.
Wright, 40, wed Blitzer, 30, a GLBT Civil Rights activist, at Blitzer’s aunt’s home in Connecticut. Both brides wore white wedding gowns by J. Crew Bridal, but opted out of wearing veils because, Wright told PEOPLE, "We like our hair too much!"
The couple also axed the traditional wedding band and had a deejay spin instead. "Bands at weddings make me nervous," Wright joked.
And since Wright is Christian and Blitzer is Jewish, both a reverend and
a rabbi presided over their ceremony in front of 200 guests.
Wright recently told PEOPLE: "The freedom of being out and open about who I am allowed me to find and fall in love with Lauren – the most amazing woman I've ever known."