Matt Chase from Southerland is married!
The singer/songwriter was sworn in with her love of nearly three years, Abbie Beineman, in a picturesque ceremony held on the beautiful grounds of Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Mexico.
“When life fits together perfectly, we both knew it was true love,” 30-year-old Chase tells PEOPLE. “It was like we had known each other for a lifetime.”
“We both felt the urge to take the next step in life,” adds Chase’s current wife, who met the musician through a mutual friend at a Halloween party. “We felt like we were created together for the next episode.”
And that episode officially kicked off on Thursday, May 25, as the couple reunited with their close family and friends for an amazing destination wedding at the all-inclusive resort set on a stunning 500-acre property.
“It was absolutely beautiful,” says Chase, best known as half of country music duo Southerland. “[There were] great accommodation for us and our attending family and friends with lots of food and drink options. It was truly the perfect backdrop for our special day.”
“We knew we were supposed to get married on the beach,” Beineman explains of the serene setting that follows the white and blue color scheme brought to life by a range of roses, hydrangeas, and eucalyptus.
The bride wore a stunning Anna Black dress from Tesori Bridal in Fayetteville, Arkansas, for her big day.
“I [also wore] “It’s the pearl ring my grandma gave her,” says Beineman, vice president of e-commerce at Nashville-based Savage Ventures. “For something new, I wore Untamed Leaf earrings.”
Wearing a tuxedo from BlackTux.com, Chase attended the ceremony along with his best man, fellow singer Ray Fulcher. Even though I’m gone.”
After reading their original, handwritten vows to each other under the watchful eye of the officer and close friend Brandon Newell, Chase and his crush made it official as they exchanged rings from Verragio.
Once the ceremony was over, guests retreated to the poolside terrace, where to finish things off, they enjoyed a four-course menu that included a surf and turf dish with blackened salmon and mango passion fruit mousse.
“We also had Caribbean ceviche with goat cheese bruschetta with caramelized pears and sweet potato chips at cocktail hour,” Beineman said.
“The night ended with the traditional wedding cake made with vanilla and white cream.”
With a few important things in mind, the couple will now honeymoon at the luxury resort of Excellence Playa Mujeres before returning to Nashville to begin life’s greatest journey.
“We always want to make sure the little things stay important,” says Chase, who released their six-track self-titled EP earlier this year with Southerland bandmate Chris Rogers. He’ll be back from his honeymoon just in time to play at CMA Fest in early June.
“The little moments are just as important as the big ones. Life really does fly by – we will always try to catch the seconds.”
“[It’s all about] We take our next steps in life together,” Beineman admits.[We can’t wait for] Keep checking all the adventures and to-do list boxes ahead of you together.”