Il Divo’s David Miller Ties the Knot
By Ulrica Wihlborg
David Miller, the only American singer in the international opera group Il Divo, is married!
Miller tied the knot Saturday evening in New York City to singer and theater actress Sarah Joy Kabanuck, his rep Lois Najarian confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.
The two wed in an old townhouse decorated in the spirit of La Bohème, paying tribute to where they first met six years ago while performing opposite each other in Baz Luhrman’s Broadway production of the famous Puccini opera.
Miller, in a Giorgio Armani suit, and Kabanuck, in an ivory wedding gown by Michelle Rahn, exchanged vows by two iron rod trees decorated with fig vines, lush flowers and quartz crystals. The bride walked down the aisle to an original music piece written by Miller and performed by a string trio with a harp.
The ceremony area featured iron rod gates inspired by the opera and covered in moss and flowers. The 100 guests sat on park benches and garden chairs with bistro tables while the 20-member choir West Village Chorale performed.
Photo by: Courtesy Belathée Photography
"Sarah Joy and David are an incredibly positive couple," says wedding planner Annie Lee of Daughter of Design. "They’re genuine and warm, have a beautiful spirit about them and are truly in love."
Following the ceremony, guests will be treated to dinner stations in three different opera-themed rooms: The Madame Butterfly room featuring sushi from Nobu; the La Traviata room’s French fare will include fois gras and salad of haricot verts; and the La Bohème room, where Italian food such as meatballs, sausage and Tuscan-grilled vegetables will be served.
The newlyweds will dance their first dance to "Such Great Heights" by Iron & Wine before enjoying a three-tiered blueberry, vanilla and chocolate cake by Ron Ben-Israel.
As party favors, guests will take home chocolates shaped as penguins. "David loved the idea of penguins mating for life," says Lee, who says two penguins were also hidden in the wedding cake design. "He wanted the notion to be a part of his wedding day."
Il Divo, the operatic pop vocal group created by Simon Cowell, consists of multinational singers Miller (American), Sebastien Izambard (French), Urs Buhler (Swiss) and Carlos Marin (Spanish). The group will be on tour in Asia and Australia later this month.