By peoplestaff225
Updated April 11, 2007 06:54 PM

Scrubs star John C. McGinley tied the knot last weekend with yoga instructor/doula Nichole Kessler with the help of his son Max, 9. Max, who has Down syndrome, served as John’s best man and took his duties seriously. After he walked Nichole down the aisle, he rushed back inside their Malibu home. John says,

Max eventually reemerged with Haley, one of their two chocolate labs, and directed her to sit alongside their second one, Hudson, by his dad. Nichole says she loved the image of Max walking Haley down the aisle.

Max, who introduced the couple at the beach, spent the rest of the ceremony watching a DVD of The Wiggles in the limo, but his presence was still felt among everyone. John broke down during his self-penned vows, in which he mentioned his son and soon-to-be wife.

Says their friend Jan Barton,

John plans to share that love with more children. Coming from a large family, as the second of five kids, John wants to outdo his parents and have seven, which is fine with Nichole. She says,

Source: People, April 23 issue, pgs 93-94