July 18, 2014 06:25:39 GMT
After dating for 11 years, the couple who met each other while co-starring on the soap opera 'Passions' in 2003 has finally tied the knot.
Natalie Zea and Travis Schuldt got married on Wednesday, July 16, at a private residence in Kauai, Hawai, a representative confirmed to Us Weekly. The couple opted for a very intimate ceremony. They said "I do" in front of 18 family members.
Natalie, who currently stars on "The Following" as Claire, a traumatized wife of a serial killer, was dressed in a long-sleeve white lace gown by Israeli designer Inbal Dror. Her tousled brown hair cascaded past her shoulders. Travis wore a Theory suit and a white shirt. Their wedding photos showed them barefoot on the beach.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds treated their guests to a luau reception on the beach.They feasted on Hawaiian traditional favorites such as Lomi Lomi salmon, sauteed mahi mahi with macadamia nut butter, taro and sweet potato salad, tropical fruit salad and imu style Kalua pork roasted. For dessert, the guests were served with guava cake with buttercream icing.
Natalie and Travis, both 39, had been dating for more than a decade. They first met while working on the soap opera "Passions". In June 2013, the celebrities announced that they were engaged. The "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actor proposed to Natalie in Kaua, Hawaii. "He wanted to make sure he gave the car a thorough test drive before he bought it," the "Justified" actress told PEOPLE.
Prior to the wedding, Natalie joked about her upcoming nuptials on Twitter. On June 28, she wrote, "I just realized my wedding dress has been in my trunk for 4 days and I totally forgot about it. #WhereIsMyBrideGene?" On July 9, she tweeted, "My fiance & I have a new favorite game: let's see who can make the other one have the most second thoughts. #ImWinning #Marriage."