The season two finalist weds beau Sharone Sohayegh in her native South Africa

By Michelle Tan
January 22, 2007 07:35 AM

Project Runway season two finalist Kara Janx married boyfriend Sharone Sohayegh on Jan. 14, a Bravo rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

For her big day, in Cape Town in her native South Africa, Janx, 30, honored her roots with an African themed wedding featuring local cuisine and indigenous flowers.

The couple met when Janx moved to the U.S. nine years ago and lived in the same lower Manhattan apartment building as Sohayegh.

They started dating in 2003, and the New Jersey-bred Sohayegh, 27, proposed in February, just days before New York Fashion Week.

The newlyweds plan on staying in New York City, where Sohayegh is a commercial real estate broker and Janx runs her eponymous clothing line.

Though Janx came in fourth on Runway, she still came up with a winning design: The jersey kimono-style dress she created and wore on the show has become her signature – and most popular – piece. “It’s been spectacular for me,” she told PEOPLE in July.