Jared Followill of Kings of Leon Is Married

The rocker ties the knot with model Martha Patterson in down-home style in Tennessee

Photo: Francis Bertrand

The last King is taken!

Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill, 25, wed girlfriend Martha Patterson, 21, on Saturday, a rep for the band confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple, who got engaged in April, tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony in Charlotte, Tenn. They then celebrated with friends and family in a rustic house on the grounds.

Followill, who looked country-cool wearing Lucchese boots, and his bride worked with celebrity event planner Sharon Sacks to create a bash that matches their casual vibe.

A guest tells PEOPLE, “They had a great farm-to-table cuisine with all of their favorite things. It was down home and very real. It was very much true to their style.”

Before the ceremony Followill sent a lighthearted Tweet: “Today, I get married. It’s the biggest step I’ve ever taken. I’ve dreamed about this day since I was a little girl.”

Patterson added on Twitter: “Marrying my best friend today. I’m the luckiest girl in the world. :)”

Jared is the last of the Kings of Leon clan to settle down.

Nathan wed singer-songwriter Jessie Baylin, 28, in 2009 and the couple will welcome their first child in December.. Caleb, 30, married Lily Aldridge, 26, in 2011 and welcomed their first child, daughter Dixie Pearl, in June.

Cousin Matthew, 28, who is married to Johanna Bennett, 27,had their first child, son Knox Cameron Patrick, in April 2011.

The bassist appears to have found his perfect mate in Patterson. Last year, Jared spoke to PEOPLE about the pressure he feels from his brothers to find the perfect girl to marry.

“I know it’s stupid,” he said, “but you feel pressure in the sense that people are judging you. It goes into your decision-making, like, ‘What are my brothers going to think?’ I’m not talking about looks obviously, even status, you just have to find somebody that people like because everyone has settled down.”

Followill is getting back to work quickly. He’ll release his debut EP with his new side-project Smoke & Jackal on Oct. 16.


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