One of the Florida Georgia Line men is off the market. Brian Kelley married his girlfriend of seven months, Brittney Marie Cole, in an intimate outdoor ceremony at Kelley's Nashville home on Monday (Dec. 16).

"The whole process has been non-traditional," Kelley tells People magazine of the happy occasion. "There was no official proposal or exchanging of rings. We had just fallen in love, and I knew I couldn't live without her. It sounds like a terrible cheesy movie, but when you know, you know!"

The two first met more than three years ago, when they were both dating other people, but the singer says he knew even then they had something special. "She definitely caught my eye," he recalls. "Brittney's the most beautiful woman I've ever seen. I always knew in my heart that if I were single, then I wanted a chance with her. She was my dream girl."

When the pair met again earlier this year, they didn't waste any time in rekindling the spark. "The first day we hung out, we just knew that it was something real," he recalls. "I'd never wanted to make someone my wife before. I always want her by my side."

"We just knew," his bride adds. "There was this energy that we had never felt before."

The newlyweds, who say they aren't in any hurry to add children to their family unit, are thrilled with this new chapter in their lives. "We're enjoying being with each other," Kelley says. "It's a beautiful love story. It really is."

The newlyweds might have to rack up the frequent flyer miles in the new year. Florida Georgia Line will hit the road with Jason Aldean on his Night Train tour, while Cole, 23, continues her studies at the University of Georgia, where she is studying psychology.

Congratulations to the happy couple!