The actor and girlfriend Riko Shibata tied the knot on Feb. 16 — a date that was very special to the couple

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Riko Shibata, Nicolas Cage
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Nicolas Cage is in newlywed bliss!

The actor, 57, wed Riko Shibata last month in a "very small and intimate wedding" at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

"It's true, and we are very happy," Cage says in a statement to PEOPLE.

While news of the wedding broke on Friday, they tied the knot on Feb. 16 — a date that is very special to Cage.

"The date was chosen to honor the birthday of the groom's late father," Cage's rep tells PEOPLE. "The bride wore a handmade Japanese Bridal Kimono from Kyoto that required three layers."

Cage wore a Tom Ford Tuxedo for their special day.

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Riko Shibata, Nicolas Cage
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Riko Shibata, Nicolas Cage
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The bride walked down the aisle to her favorite song, "Winter Song" by Kiroro.

The couple — who met in Shiga, Japan, more than a year ago — exchanged traditional Catholic and Shinto vows with poetry from Walt Whitman and Haiku sprinkled in.

In photos of the ceremony obtained by PEOPLE, Cage gives his bride a passionate kiss as they are declared husband and wife with a backdrop of lush greenery and fairy lights. The couple walked out of the ceremony hand in hand before heading to a "small celebration."

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Nicolas Cage's wedding
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"After the wedding, the happy couple was joined for a small celebration attended by Nicolas' ex-wife, Alice (who he remains very good friends with) and their son Kal," his rep says.

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Nicolas Cage's wedding
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Nicolas Cage's wedding
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This is Cage's fifth marriage following his public split from Erika Kookie after a four-day marriage in March 2019, which also took place in Las Vegas. He was granted a divorce two months later.

The Face/Off star was previously married to Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001, to Lisa Marie Presley from 2002 to 2004 and to Alice Kim from 2004 to 2016. 

In addition to Kal-El, Cage has a son, Weston, 30, from his relationship to actress Christina Fulton.