Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are officially married
The Vampire Diaries actor and his Twilight actress fiancée tied the knot on Sunday in a romantic ceremony in the Santa Monica mountains.
Nikki, 26 – who was previously married to singer-songwriter Paul McDonald – was pictured wearing a stunning white lace long-sleeved gown while Ian, 36, donned a white suit and shirt.
With her hair worn to one side and in flowing curls, she pinned her locks in place with an exquisite diamond slide as she carried an elegant floral bouquet.
At one point Ian carried his bride down a muddy slope so that her dress didn’t get dirty, before they shared a sweet kiss among their gathered friends and relatives.
He was seen carefully picking up the train of her dress to protect it from the floor as the couple held hands – at one point, he dutifully tucked her hair behind her ear as they had their photos taken.
Clearly enamoured with his new wife, the handsome star crouched down in the grass to snap selfies on his mobile phone as they enjoyed a moment to themselves.
He was caught gazing at her as he drank in their surroundings, savouring every moment of their special day together.
The former Lost actor – who previously dated his co-star Nina Dobrev – confirmed the wedding had taken place on Twitter, where he gushed about the big day.
He wrote: ‘Most beautiful morning ever… (sic).’
Ian also revealed that he and Nikki had been working out in preparation for the special occasion after posting a picture of them both lifting weights on Instagram last week.
Meanwhile, Ian’s Vampire Diaries co-star Kat Graham recently confessed that she believes the couple are true ‘soul mates’.
She said previously: ‘I haven’t met two people that were more of soul mates than those guys. They are so absolutely amazing. Everyone loves them, and I really can’t imagine him with anyone else.’
After a six-month courtship, Nikki’s engagement to Ian was confirmed in January – the same month her divorce from first husband Paul McDonald was finalised.
Us Weekly reported Nikki affirmed the big news while attending the Catdance Festival at Sundance on Saturday, where she said of her husband-to-be: ‘He’s so beautiful inside and out!’
Nikki, who has been dating the star since July, added: ‘He’s quite possibly the most amazing man that’s ever walked the planet, it’s crazy. I’m so lucky, I love him.’
Earlier in January, In Touch magazine claimed the hunk popped the question to the star during the holiday season.
Ian had previously dated his Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev for three years before splitting in 2013.
Though it seems the two ended things on great terms as they continued to play lovers as Elena and Damon on The CW show.
Filming for Nina’s final episode proved friendly too as she posted Polaroids of herself with Ian online to mark the end of an era.
Nikki’s divorce from ex-husband Paul McDonald was finalised in January and according to TMZ, the American Idol star got to keep their Nashville home.
Reed got three other homes and three vehicles: a Range Rover, Toyota Tundra, and Toyota Rav4, as well as custody of their German Shepherd, Enzo.
She had married Paul at a private ranch in Malibu back in October 2011 after just seven months of dating.
The pair amicably ended their marriage in March 2014, with Reed filing for divorce two months later.
Nikki and McDonald still collaborate musically and have an album together, called I’m Not Falling
‘Both Nikki and I are so proud of this album,’ Paul told Yahoo! Music. ‘I feel like through the process of writing and recording the album, we both grew significantly as songwriters and collaborators. It’s been amazing watching Nikki grow as singer and discover a new confidence as an artist.
‘Right now our passion for this project couldn’t be stronger. We’re planning on booking a tour soon.’
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