Rhain and Noah Brown
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August 15, 2018 07:00 PM

Noah Brown is a married man!

The Alaskan Bush People star, 26, wed his fiancée, Rhain, 27, during an intimate ceremony in Idaho on Wednesday.

“We are so excited to start our new life together as husband and wife and we look forward to building new memories as our own family,” the couple told PEOPLE exclusively. “God bless everyone for all of the love and support.”

The date of Aug. 15 was chosen because it is the two-year anniversary of the couple meeting in Hoonah while Rhain was traveling through Alaska. Noah proposed to Rhain at sunset after a hike in Juneau on April 17, 2017. He designed the engagement ring himself.

From left: Rhain, Noah, Ami and Billy Brown
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In a dress from David’s Bridal and a suit pulled together from a “smattering of places,” the couple wed in front of about 25 people, mostly family. The wedding colors were white, black and deep purple. Food and dessert was provided by Famous Willie’s BBQ and Stacy’s Cakes, respectively.

Dad Billy served as Noah’s best man, and his mother Ami gave Rhain a blue stone ring to tuck in her bouquet as her something borrowed and something blue.

“I tried on a tux for the first time ever. That was weird,” Noah’s brother Gabe told PEOPLE the morning of the ceremony. Added their father, Billy: “It’s been so hectic and crazy because we’ve had to go get these fancy clothes we haven’t had time to think about it today.”

From left: Bam, Bear, Rhain, Noah, Gabe, Rain and Bird Brown
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But Ami — who successfully battled advanced lung cancer last year — was well-aware of the emotional significance of the day.

“We are so happy for them,” she said, holding back tears. “We wish them years of happiness.”

Alaskan Bush People returns Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on Discovery.

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