Patrick Dempsey and His Wife Jill Returned to Their Wedding Venue for Their Anniversary

Jillian Patrick DempseyJillian Fink and Patrick Dempsey arrive for the World premiere of "Bridget Jones's Baby" at Odeon Leicester Square on September 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

They’re McDreamy about marriage. Actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jill Dempsey, returned to their wedding venue just in time to celebrate their 19th wedding anniversary.

The Grey’s Anatomy alum, 52, posted a kissing photo with his wife in front of a scenic gazebo on Thursday, August 1. “This spot 19 years ago, today!” he captioned the swoon-worthy shot.

This spot 19 years ago , today !

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The couple married in August 1999 at Dempsey’s family-owned farm nestled along the coast of Maine. The 185-year-old venue in Harpswell, now known as the Live Well Farm, features five private acres and frequently hosts weddings. Dempsey no longer owns the property, but it remains a sentimental spot for the couple, who reconciled in 2016 after a brief split.

“Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of,” Dempsey later told People magazine. “I didn’t feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work.”

A beautiful day for Jen & Robert . #livewellfarm . Jen & Robert | July 21, 2018 | Venue: @livewellfarm | Coordination: @dragonflyservices | Catering & Bartending: @dandelioncatering | Music: @bobcharestband | Rentals: @onestopeventrentals | Photographer: @nadraphotography | Florals: @watershedfloral | Dessert: @nothingbakeslikeaparrott • • • • • #LiveWellLoveWell #CoastalWedding #FarmWedding #FarmWeddingVenue #MaineWedding #APWwedding #WeddingWireRated #NewEnglandWedding #RealWeddingInspiration #MaineWeddingVenue #BarnWedding #MarryInMaine #HuffPostIDo #WeddingPhotoMag #JoyWed #BackyardWedding #207weddings #RusticWeddingChic #WCvendor #RealMaineWeddings #TheMaineBride #ItStartedWithYes #GreenWeddingShoes #TodaysWedding

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Instead, the pair went to couples counseling to work through their remaining issues. “Everybody has their own path,” he previously expressed. “Jill and I decided it was time to work on our issues and improve. We wanted to be role models for our kids, like, ‘OK, if you have differences, you can work them out.'”

Gorgeous arrangement! Happy 19th Anniversary @patrickdempsey 💕💕💕

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