It’s a new dawn for Kellan Lutz and his wife, Brittany Gonzales. In November, the Twilight actor quietly married his longtime love leading up the holidays, only to reveal the first photo from his nuptials this week.
Lutz, 32, took to Instagram on January 9, to share a swoon-worthy snapshot of himself leaning down to kiss his wife.
The image—of the groom barefoot and Gonzales in a tiered, tulle gown—was taken by photographer and videographer Jay Worsley. “It was an amazing 2017 mainly because I got to marry my soulmate and the love of my life,” the actor noted to fans. “Massive Thank You to the man himself Joseph Abboud! And thank you Britt for marrying me!”
It was an amazing 2017 mainly because I got to marry my soulmate and the love of my life. I can’t thank @josephabboud and Team for all the blessings you all bestowed on me! Thank you Caroline Smith Passe! Thank you Philip Kornblatt! Thank you Chunky! Massive Thank You to the man himself Joseph Abboud! And thank you Britt for marrying me! 😉| 📷: @jmworsley
Gonzales’ strapless gown was a custom Hayley Paige design. The bride also took to social media to share photos from the special day, as well as some unfiltered thoughts about her relationship in an accompanying blog post. “Before I met Kellan I was nearing my 29th birthday and genuinely feeling a lack of hope in the love + romance department,” she wrote. “I had had a few boyfriends through my adult years and each one I always knew in my heart wasn’t the right one.”
The bride then shared a few examples of why Lutz was the right match for her—while warning readers to take caution if their significant others didn’t quite fit the bill.
Her notes included:
— “There won’t be any anxiety in any area.”
— “There will be an overwhelming peace when that person is on your mind.”
— “You will feel more like yourself than EVER before!”
— “Get ready to feel reallllly good about yourself. Because they love you. ALL of you.”
— “It’s easy.”
Gonzales concluded her post with a message to her husband. “I love you Kel!!!” she expressed. “Thank you for loving me with a love (God’s love) that has changed me!”
The pair first met through mutual friends several years ago. Lutz confirmed his engagement to Gonzales in early October.