Impractical Jokers Star James Murray and Melyssa Davies' Wedding Album (Bouncy House and All!)
"I never thought I would get married, and I met Melyssa and it was instantly different," the comedian says
The Bride and Groom
They exchanged vows in front of a rather intimate group of family and friends, having juggled wedding planning with ever-evolving COVID-19 restrictions.
"We had four different weddings being planned simultaneously, depending on how everything worked," Murray, 44, tells PEOPLE. "We had four different wedding lists and four different plans, and one version of it was just our bridal party in our backyard, at the most extreme. We ended up going with a compromised list, which was about a quarter of the original list that we had."
Her Dream Dress
Davies wore a Kleinfeld Bridal exclusive Pnina Tornai lace sheath wedding gown with a plunging V-neckline and sheer corseted bodice. Her cathedral-length veil, also Pnina Tornai and exclusive to Kleinfeld Bridal, was scattered with guipure lace appliqués at the border. Her Sea P. Styles earrings were made by her friend.
"The dress process was really great. I went before the world shut down, which made it a lot easier," Davies says. "I had my bridal party with me and my mom. We went into the city and made a whole day of it, and James surprised us with lunch!"
In attendance, of course, were the rest of the Impractical Jokers: Sal Vulcano, Brian Quinn and Joe Gatto.
Gatto, 44, served as best man and also officiated the wedding.
Good, Clean Fun
"There was a bouncy house on the lawn, for guests if they wanted to jump around," Murray says. "So there was really this fun, lighthearted theme to the wedding."
Because of the pandemic, the couple spent the six months leading up to their big day hunkered down at home together — which only strengthened their bond.
"To be planning a wedding and the rest of our lives together, and to have six months off leading up to that that day — I can't imagine that ever happening again in our lives until we retire," Murray says. "It was interesting. It was difficult, like for all of us, going through it and dealing with everything and making sure our friends and family were safe. Thankfully we're both healthy, and our families are healthy, so it was kind of a blessing in that way, having this time to plan our lives together."
And They're Off!
The newlyweds are currently honeymooning at Soneva Jani, a five-star resort in the heart of the Maldives.
"You know, I never thought I would get married, I never thought I wanted to get married," Murray says. "And I met Melyssa and it was instantly different. I knew I was going to marry her. And my whole life I've wanted to go to one place, and I had kind of resigned myself to knowing that I wouldn't go, because you wouldn't go to this place unless you were getting married. I never thought I would, and when I met Melyssa, I was like, holy cow, I get to go to the place of my dreams."
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