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Monica Rizzo
January 09, 2009 06:10 PM

High School Musical star KayCee Stroh married boyfriend Ben Higginson on Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Stroh and Higginson, both 24, were united in a private Mormon ceremony at the Salt Lake Temple. Afterward, the pair exchanged wedding bands at a ring ceremony attended by family and friends, including Stroh’s HSM costars Monique Coleman, Ryne Sanborn and Bart Johnson, according to Stroh’s rep, Scott Appel.

“I am such a romantic and this is the wedding I have dreamed of having since I was a little girl,” says Stroh, who wore a custom designed Godavari Dupion Silk wedding gown by Sottero and Midgley.

Stroh, known for her role as East High’s pop-and-lock girl Martha Cox, and Higginson, co-owner of a Utah-based production company, met through mutual friends at a concert in late 2007.

“The first time I saw him I had a good feeling about him. I had this feeling that told me, ‘You’re going to spend a lot of time in your life with this person,'” Stroh says. “We talked for hours and we had so much in common and I could tell he was an amazing person.”

They became engaged on May 24, 2008 while Stroh was wrapping filming High School Musical 3 in Utah.

Following a Hawaiian honeymoon the couple plan to move to Los Angeles.

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