Entertainment TV Joey Lawrence Is Married to Samantha Cope: 'I Am So Thankful!' The actor and his bride wed in an intimate ceremony in Temecula, California, on Sunday By Aili Nahas Aili Nahas Aili Nahas is the West Coast Deputy News Editor at PEOPLE. She is also the TV deputy in Los Angeles as well as the Weddings Editor. Aili has spent nearly two decades in the entertainment industry and 12 years at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 1, 2022 09:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Joey Lawrence is a married man! The actor married his fiancée, actress Samantha Cope, in a romantic outdoor ceremony at Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, California, on Sunday. "It just feels so right," Lawrence, 46, recently told PEOPLE of Cope, 34. "Life can be challenging at times, but when God gives you the right person, it's worth it." Close friends and family — including the groom's brothers Matthew Lawrence and Andrew Lawrence and two daughters, Charleston and Liberty — looked on as the couple exchanged vows during the intimate affair planned by Heather Christan Folger of HCD Weddings and Events. Photographs by Kelly Paulson of WildWhim Joey Lawrence Is Engaged to Girlfriend Samantha Cope: 'We Are Beyond Excited' Cope, who met Lawrence in 2020 when they co-starred in the Lifetime movie My Husband's Secret Brother, wore a Wtoo by Watters tulle gown, while he wore a cream suit by ASOS. Joey Lawrence and Samantha Cope. Photographs by Kelly Paulson of WildWhim Following their nuptials, guests gathered for a cocktail hour before a farm-to-table dinner of filet, mahi mahi, and roasted chicken. Days before the ceremony, the couple spoke to PEOPLE about their relationship — and how they knew they were meant for each other. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Photographs by Kelly Paulson of WildWhim "From day one, it was such a safe place to be myself," said Cope. "He loves everything about me and celebrates all those weird quirks about me. I was so blessed to be in a position to receive that. Two weeks in, I was like, 'I will be with you forever.' " "When you meet the right person, if you're lucky enough, it cuts to the chase so quick," Lawrence added. "I have somebody who is like-minded and has the same love language and we communicate the same way. That's super important. And I am so thankful."