Mena Suvari and Simone Sestito Wed in Vatican City, Italy

Mena Suvari, Simone Sestito

The actress and concert producer, who had been engaged since 2008, walked down the aisle in a private church in the city on Saturday, June 26.

Saturday, June 26 has become a big day for couple Mena Suvari and concert producer Simone Sestito. The two have promised to spend their lives together by tying the knot in a private church in Vatican City, Italy, People reported.

"The ceremony was truly unique and Mena looked breathtaking. They are very much in love," a guest shared about Mena and Simone's nuptials. According to the site, the newly-married couple chose Rome as their wedding destination because most of Simone's family lives near the city.

Meanwhile, on June 19, Mena herself announced that she was about to wed. She tweeted, "Well, Lovers, here we go!!! LolI'm about to board flight for Roma! I'm so excited, I can't wait! (Except for the loooooonnnng travel from LA, which I'm not particularly looking forward to! Lol)."

"Everyone at the airline has been so friendly & I'm thrilled to be reunited with @issimomusic and experience ALL the magic that is Italy!," the tweet read. "I hope you all are well & enjoying your wonderful weekend!"

Mena and Simone began dating after they met at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival where Mena promoted her movie "Stuck". They later got engaged in July a year after, telling Us Magazine, "He got down his knees. It was very romantic."

"I love him. He's Italian and my family is part Greek, and it's all about family and culture. I love his family and it just inspires me to live that kind of life," Mena continued. Meanwhile, Simone shared about what he loves about the "Factory Girl" actress, saying "The thing I love most about her is the understanding. We get each other alot, so there's a good connection there."

This was the second wedding for Mena Suvari. She previously wed cinematographer Robert Brinkmann in 2000. However, after five years of marriage, Mena filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized in May 2005.



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