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Pretty Little Liars star Vanessa Ray sure does make a pretty little bride! The actress, who plays CeCe Drake in the hit ABC Family show, married Landon Beard Sunday, June 14 at Condor Nest Ranch in Pala, California, E! News reports. The ceremony, described as an “intimate and relaxed event with an eclectic, boho feel,” certainly sounds like a wedding to remember.
The newlyweds kicked off their ceremony by having a sing along with their wedding guests — they were even given tambourines and shakers to create unique and eclectic wedding music. Then, the bride and groom’s respective fathers officiated the wedding.
For her big day, Ray, with her long long hair loose around her shoulders, wore two dresses by designers Shareen and Carol Hannah. One of her gowns (in the above photo) was a more traditional, strapless design, paired with a long, lace-trimmed veil. The bride’s second dress definitely matched her boho ceremony: Just an inch of Ray’s skin peeked out in between her lace, thin-strapped crop top and long, flowing pink skirt, which she paired with a leafy flower crown and floating, chapel-style tulle veil. Beard opted for a floral Dolce & Gabbana shirt and patterned tie handed down by his father from 1981 to wear with his slim-fit blue suit.
Guests, including Pretty Little Liars co-star Sasha Pieterse, soap stars Kim Matula and Kelly Sullivan and Broadway actor David Hill, lounged on Mexican blankets, vintage chairs and in teepees as the California sun set over the hills. In addition to dining on a dinner of tacos, stuffed tamales and wine, attendees enjoyed a flower crown station and a performance by Beard’s band Harbor Party.
In January, Beard got down on one knee and proposed to Ray while on a walk along the Hudson River — in frigid temperatures! “Thinking about it now, I could feel his heart pounding even through the many layers of clothing we had on out there,” Ray told Hello! magazine. “He pulled out the ring, we cried.”