Love is love and now, they’re married! Celebrity wedding planner David Tutera and fiance Joey Toth made it official on Saturday, April 1, in a lavish, black-tie ceremony in downtown Los Angeles.
According to People, Tutera and Toth are the first same-sex couple to marry in the Hollywood United Methodist Church before 280 guests. “We are married!” the reality personality announced on Instagram, alongside a photo of himself with his love of four years.
The Knot exclusively unveiled photos from the couple’s rustic rehearsal dinner in Malibu from Thursday, which kicked off the entire wedding weekend. The beloved event planner and reality personality said on Friday that his welcome dinner would be “a completely different style” from his wedding, which he teased as “a formal, black-tie, Old Hollywood affair.”
“Being outside at the farm allowed us to have the most relaxing and quiet evening under the stars, with nothing but a gorgeous sunset and lush green hilltops posing as our backdrop,” Tutera said of his rehearsal dinner. “It was a great way to ease into the weekend with a laid-back setting allowing us quality time with our guests before heading back to downtown L.A.”
While stopping by The Knot New York City headquarters in February, Tutera—who’s worked on weddings for Shannen Doherty and most recently, Mark Ballas—talked about planning his own nuptials to the love of his life.
“We’re going to have incredible looks,” he said of the outfits styled by Monique Lauren. “Monique has been doing my fashion on my television show… She knows Joey really well. We’re social with her. So we thought, ‘Let’s find someone who knows us really well.’”
Tutera added that his wedding would include many “Art Deco-inspired elements,” beginning with the invitations (down to the personalized stamps!) He said, “We wanted the presentation to be kind of over-the-top when you received it.”
Tutera, the dad of 3-year-old Cielo, also briefly touched on her role in the nuptials. “Well, Cielo, my daughter… I think she thinks now it’s her wedding,” he joked. “Cielo’s going to do a couple things is she’ll play a significant role in the ceremony, [for] which I’m incredibly happy.” (In fact, the couple’s invitations read, “Cielo Tutera invites you to her two daddies’ wedding.”)
The ceremony included seven groomsmaids and three groomsmen. Tutera hand-selected the gowns for each of the women in the wedding party in coordinating pewter and black colors.
He ended his sit-down chat with The Knot by giving invaluable guest advice—which hopefully was imparted upon his own guests at his wedding on Saturday. “Besides drink whiskey? I mean seriously. You engage,” he noted. “I think life is about engaging. If we don’t engage, we shut down and we’re not having fun. As a guest to a wedding, I highly plead with guests to engage with other guests and have a good time.”