Florida Georgia Line star Brian Kelley has wed his girlfriend Brittney Marie Cole.

The Cruise hitmaker exchanged vows with Cole in a low-key sunset ceremony at his new property in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday (16Dec13) in front of 40 guests, including his fellow Florida Georgia Line singer Tyler Hubbard and their bandmates.

Kelley's secret wedding took place just seven months after he began dating the 23-year-old University of Georgia student.

The groom tells People magazine, "The whole process has been non-traditional. There was no official proposal or exchanging of rings. We had just fallen in love, and I knew I couldn't live without her. It sounds like a terrible cheesy movie, but when you know, you know!

"The first day we hung out, we just knew that it was something real. I'd never wanted to make someone my wife before. I always want her by my side."

The newlyweds are now planning on heading somewhere tropical for their honeymoon, and while they do have plans to start a family in the future, the band's breakout success has put the idea of kids on hold.

Kelley explains, "One day for sure (we'll have children), but it's too crazy with everything going on right now. We're enjoying being with each other. It's a beautiful love story. It really is."

Kelley and Hubbard have had a whirlwind year thanks to their hit song Cruise, and recently took home Single of the Year at both the Country Music Association Awards and the American Music Awards.