Army Wives Elle McLemore and Celebrity Tennis Coach Josh Levinson Married: “A Whimsical Fairy Tale”
Elle McLemore and Josh Levinson are officially husband and wife!
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE before their nuptials, the Military women The 30-year-old star and famous tennis coach opened their “fairytale” wedding and finally got married after a five-year engagement.
“We’ve been best friends since we were 11,” said Levinson, 30. “We grew up together and I’ve been in love with her since we were kids. Even though I had to get myself out of that treacherous friend zone! But she was always the love of my life. She’s just my friend. best friend and every level we’re just perfect. “
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“I went and played a bit and he was playing professional tennis so we didn’t talk for a long time,” McLemore added. “We saw each other again at 25, we’ve been engaged for five years now. So it was about time!”
On Saturday, the duo said “yes” under a giant oak tree at Restoration Oaks – a family-owned 950-acre blueberry ranch just north of Santa Barbara.
“We really wanted a place where the whole family could spend the weekend”, Bring it on: the musical, Heathers: The Musical, and Fat: Live the actress shared.
Levinson added, “It’s wide open and it’s great for our golden retriever (who was also his ring bearer!) To run around and get some fresh air.”
“It’s like a whimsical fairy tale, like a storybook,” McLemore said.
The bride – in a gorgeous dress designed by Madi Lane – walked down the aisle to Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” played by guitarist Jesse Davis to her husband, who wore a custom costume by John Custom Suits.
For cocktail hour, 50 of their closest friends and family enjoyed Disney’s acoustic soundtracks before delving into a wide variety of pizzas, cooked by Lucca, for dinner.
The magical night was dotted with Disney-themed sets, beautiful string lights, and ranunculus and garden roses from local florist, Glenna Joy.
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While the evening has been an unforgettable one, the newlyweds are eagerly awaiting their next chapter.
“I can’t wait to commit to each other,” said McLemore. “It’s hard to find someone you really want to spend forever with. And when you find that person, you don’t want to let them go. He’s my rock.”
“I look forward to the simplicity of everyday life,” Levinson added. “Waking up every morning, having coffee with Her and spending our life together.”