David Henrie, best known for playing Justin Russo in Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, and former Miss Delaware Maria Cahill are officially married.
The couple, who got engaged in October 2016, got married in Southern California on Friday, and had an Old Hollywood-inspired wedding, according to People.
Speaking to the magazine prior to getting married, Henrie said: “You always hear you should marry your best friend, and I actually get to do it. You don’t meet girls like her every day.”
Henrie donned an Indochino custom tuxedo and a white bowtie, which honoured his father, who also got married in a white bowtie. Cahill wore an A-line, full-length gown with beaded Alencon and Chantilly lace by Enzoani. Prior to the wedding, she told People: “One of the only things I really pictured about my wedding was the moment when the doors open and my husband sees me for the first time. He knows nothing about my dress. I liked the Grace Kelly vibe growing up, so I went in with a plan which resulted in me picking out my dress the first day I tried it on!”
The couple wed in front of 170 guests, including Henrie’s former Wizards of Waverly Place cast members. Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals Barrera and David DeLuise were all present to celebrate Henrie and Cahill’s big day.
Henrie and Cahill later had their first dance to Michael Bublé’s ‘Hold On’. They will soon jet off for a relaxing honeymoon in St Lucia.
The couple met two and a half years ago at an event, and announced their engagement at the beginning of this year. Henrie proposed on October 7 2016 and shared his beautiful story with Blog De Los Angeles.
“It involved a private helicopter, going off to an island, bringing her to a very special church… It also involved getting her whole family from Delaware flown out, and most important: it all needed to be a complete surprise,” Henrie revealed.
“She had given me the previous year a very nice gift for my birthday. It was a picture in an envelope. In the envelope, she wrote a note on the outside that read, “your 26th Birthday could be the best day of your life but this was mine”… And inside the envelope was the drawing of her and I when we finally met in New York for the first time, so sweet. (One of our friends sharing our table gave it to her as a present and she gave it to me) … So I used the same envelope and put a big arrow in the back and wrote: You told me what the best day of your life was, now let me tell you about mine. She opened the envelope and my note was written at the back of the picture, my proposal letter. It described all the beautiful things about our relationship that led us to the happiest day of my life, October 7th of 2016, the day I get to propose to you…”
View this post on Instagram
BIG NEWS I AM HONORED TO SHARE WITH ALL OF YOU: I'm officially engaged to my best friend :). Link in bio for the story. I always debated keeping my personal life private or public, but you guys have meant so much to me over the years, I just have to share my JOY :) #marriage is beautiful. I can not wait.