It has been six months since Mo Pitney announced his engagement, and the big day is here. Pitney will tie the knot with longtime girlfriend Emily on Saturday (March 5).

Pitney will wed in Illinois, at a church in Carbondale, Emily's hometown. The country singer says he fell for Emily the moment he met her as a teenager at a bluegrass festival, but it took her a while to fall for him.

"I went home [to Rockford, Ill.,] and told all my buddies, ‘I just saw the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen in my life,'" he tells Nash Country Weekly. "I found myself always kind of chasing her around. Her mom had advised her to stay away from me at the time. Her mom said she thought I was way too full of myself back then. Her words were that I was, ‘really fond of myself.’ And she was right, too. I was pretty arrogant back then."

After constantly running into each other at festivals, the two became fast friends, and two years ago that friendship turned into something more where the couple would talk every night and make three-hour trips to visit one another.

Pitney reveals their wedding will be attended by 170 guests and will include music the couple holds dear. His brother, sister and father will sing the hymn “Be Thou My Vision” while his Emily's two sisters and brother-in-law will perform Andrew Peterson's “My One Safe Place.”

The singer plans to perform a song he co-wrote with Nashville songwriter Wil Nance called “You Touch Me,” which he says is about Emily and also about God. "I’m excited to sing that," he shares.

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