American Idol winner Scott McCreery‘s new music video for “This Is It” takes viewers along for the emotional ride of his wedding to Gabi Dugal as the pair shared special moments in the mountains of North Carolina.
McCreery and Dugal’s nuptials were held at the Twickenham House near Grandfather Mountain. Along with close family and friends, the two spent four days in the area, reflecting on their relationship that officially began when they dated as high school seniors, though the two met back in kindergarten. Dugal even has a notebook from first grade where she doodled McCreery’s name.
In the new video, fans are allowed exclusive access to their dream-like rehearsal dinner, a romantic hike and their wedding day. The pair also shared a unique moment by partaking in a “first look” at one another before walking out into the crowd. “The first look—I loved,” Dugal told The Knot. “I wasn’t sure because it wasn’t as traditional, but it was nice to get our nerves out before the ceremony.”
“The first look was a big one for me,” McCreery added. “I wasn’t sure I was going to tear up until then, and then it all kind of all hit me. Seeing her walk down the aisle was another.”
As the two created the ultimate wedding video in the North Carolina mountains, their storybook romance and the utopian scenery prove to truly be part of reality with their genuine displays of emotion that exemplify the song’s message of living in the moment.
“This Is It,” written by McCreery, Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, marks the second single off of McCreery’s fourth studio album released in March 2018, Seasons Change. The record’s first single, “Five More Minutes” helped to give McCreery’s country music career a second wind, earning him his first No. 1 single on the Country Airplay chart and a No. 1 album on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.