By Adam B. Vary
Updated January 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Former American Idol contestant Danny Gokey has married for the second time. Gokey, 31, and model Leyicet Peralta, 25, tied the knot in a small ceremony in Florida on Sunday, reports People. “We are so thankful to have found each other and now be able to spend the rest of our lives together,” the couple said in statement. “We pray our gratitude grows more every day because there is so much for us to do now.”

In lieu of gifts, the newlyweds asked that guests make a donation to Sophia’s Heart, the charity founded by Gokey in honor of his first wife, Sophia, who died in 2008 while in surgery for congenital heart disease. The couple announced their engagement on the Sophia’s Heart website late last month.