Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer exchanged vows August 21 at a private residence in Malibu, California. Elijah Wood as well as the couple’s True Blood co-stars Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Alan Ball, Rutina Wesley and Carrie Preston were on hand to witness the joyous union.
The couple said I do under a tent situated on a grass lot near the beach. The newlyweds then celebrated at a nearby house with family friends.
UsMagazine.com reports Anna Paquin, 28, channeled Marilyn Monroe for her wedding day. The beauty sported her platinum tresses in an updo to compliment a Marilyn Monroe-esque white, three quarter length halter dress. To complete her look, Paquin wore black platform court shoes.
The blushing bride’s groom wore a dapper dark suit.
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer began dating months after they started shooting HBO’s vampire hit, True Blood, back in 2008. The show is now in its third season. Paquin plays Sookie Stackhouse, the psychic love interest to Moyer’s vampire character, Bill Compton.
According to Stephen Moyer the couple waited to go public with their romance until February of 2009 for personal reasons. Moyer said it was “very intentional on both our parts. It was very important to me that the cast and crew we were working with didn’t feel it was fickle. We didn’t want to take anything away from the show.”
The Canadian-born Stephen Moyer proposed to his New Zealand-raised bride Anna Paquin on a Hawaiian beach. Moyer supposedly designed the diamond set in an antique platinum inset with jeweler Kathy Waterman. The couple’s romantic engagement setting was the perfect place to pop the question.
“There was a song in the first season, White Sandy Beach in Hawaii, which was kind of funny and ironic,” he told Access Hollywood. “It all started out as a joke and then we decided to go to Hawaii with my kids.” Stephen Moyer has one son, Billy, and one daughter, Lilac, from previous relationships.
Stephen Moyer splits his time between his native London and the Venice, California home he and Anna Paquin share.