See exclusive photos from her big day!

By Alex Apatoff
Updated November 18, 2015 02:30 PM

Supergirl and Broadway star Laura Benanti had a superheroically beautiful wedding this weekend, tying the knot with love Patrick Brown in New York City. And fittingly for a Broadway star, there were (happy!) tears, great music, and a lot of goofing around.

Laura Marie Duncan Photo

The actress (who’s been sharing sneak peeks at her big day on Instagram) gave People the first look at her super-romantic gown, an Alençon lace strapless dress by Anne Barge, which she picked out at N.Y.C.’s Mark Ingram Atelier.

“I went with my mother to look for my dress,” Benanti tells People. “It was the third dress I tried on and I immediately started crying — happy tears. I looked at my mom’s face in the mirror and she just nodded. We both knew it was the one. I have been a long time fan of Anne’s and she has been so generous and lovely to work with.”

And if she needed any further proof that this dress was it? “Zoom in on my mothers face!!” Benanti says about the photo below.

Courtesy Laura Benanti

Says Barge about Benanti, “Laura is exactly the type of bride that inspires me. She is a timeless beauty with a vibrant spirit. I was thrilled to have her in my gown and wish her and Patrick a lifetime of happiness together.”

The dress had a slightly dipped back with a flowing skirt and satin sash, and she played up the romantic vibes with half-up glossy waves created by Charles Baker Strahan, who wove a delicate leaf-embellished wreath into her strands.

Laura Marie Duncan Photo

And husband Brown matched her for style in his Billy Reid tux. “My tux search was super easy,” he says. “Billy Reid makes some of the coolest stuff and my jacket had foxes on it. Foxes! Enough said.”

Brown also was in charge of the rings, selecting her lovely yellow-gold halo-set diamond from Lori McLean in N.Y.C. “I’ll let Patrick tell you about the ring shopping experience,” Benanti says.

Laura Marie Duncan Photo

“The ring shopping was a blast!” Brown says. “Laura had no idea about the engagement timing so I enlisted the help of her sister, Marielle. I have known her sister for almost ten years and that is how Laura and I met. She is one of my favorite people in the world and I was lucky to have her help with the process.”

On the day of, “Marielle and I met up in the Lower East Side at Lori McLean,” he says. “Her stuff is super unique and incorporates a vintage feel, which I knew Laura wanted. We instantly felt like we were in good hands with her. Her shop just has a warmth about it and makes you feel like that love and care is going into the jewelry you choose … I was thrilled with the final ring!”

Laura Marie Duncan Photo

Benanti’s wedding band came from Lori McLean as well, and Brown found his ring on Etsy. “I wanted something unique for myself … The ring is a custom wood/zirconium combo from WedgeWood Rings. There is redwood on the inside of my ring and it is super light and fun. They were very accommodating in getting us the ring so quickly. I actually ordered a backup ring just in case the ring didn’t arrive. Spoiler alert: it arrived!”


The couple also welcomed showbiz pals, including Jesse Tyler Ferguson (a friend from Broadway), Connie Britton (Benanti’s Nashville co-star) and Julie White (a castmate from Benanti’s former show Go On). And because no one — not even celebrities — can resist a good photobooth, well, you can see what happened above.

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— Alex Apatoff