Exclusive: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli Are Married!
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli got married on Saturday, March 25th, in Palm Springs, Martha Stewart Weddings can exclusively report! The brides, who met while working on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black-Samira in front of the camera, and Lauren scripting episodes-tied the knot in a fun-filled fête in Southern California, an extra special location, as it's where the pair got engaged the year prior. The happy couple announced their engagement on Instagram, with a photo of Samira sporting her new asscher-cut diamond and yellow-gold engagement ring.
Beth Helmstetter Events planned and designed the colorful, confetti-themed celebration, which came to be because of the couple's love for Funfetti cake and the idea that they wanted their day to feel fun, celebratory, and non-traditional. The afternoon began with an outdoor ceremony officiated by Samira's parents (with a recession up the aisle to Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It") and continued with the newlyweds making a grand entrance to the reception as Justin Bieber's "Baby" played.
Both Samira and Lauren donned custom Christian Siriano ensembles, with Samira changing her look before hitting the patterned dance floor. Guests enjoyed dinner under colorful garlands and strands of lights, with vibrant floral-and-citrus centerpieces dotting wood tables set with graphic black-and-white plates, sleek white-and-gold flatware, and colorful, mismatched glassware. The first dance was accented by an explosive blast of confetti.
The actress (starring in the upcoming The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu) and writer/producer will celebrate their nuptials with a honeymoon. Stay tuned to see more of this cheery wedding in an upcoming issue of Martha Stewart Weddings!
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