Inside Keegan-Michael Key's Star-Studded Wedding Reception: 'It Was a Magical and Perfect Evening'
The actor celebrated his marriage to producer Elisa Pugliese with family and friends at One World Observatory
Keegan-Michael Key knows how to celebrate.
The actor, 47, who wed Hollywood producer and director Elisa Pugliese at their home the day before, hosted family and a few famous friends on June 9 at a black-tie reception at One World Observatory in New York City.
“It’s a truly amazing thing when you can find someone who brings happiness and joy to your life,” Key tells PEOPLE exclusively. “And more importantly helps you to share that happiness and joy with others. Before I met her I didn’t even know that was possible.”
Engaged since November 2017, the couple was feted by guests including Key’s former Comedy Central costar Jordan Peele, Paul Rudd, Michael Strahan, Stephen Colbert, Cobie Smulders, Aasif Mandvi, Erika Christensen, Fred Savage, Taran Killam, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Cheryl Hines.
For exclusive photos from the couple’s wedding, pick up next week’s issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Friday.
Pugliese, who wore a dress by Pamella Roland, chose orchid floral arrangements for the weekend, including her bridal bouquet, all created by Elan Flowers.
Ron Ben Israel designed the couple’s five-tier light blue wedding cake with edible sugar paste flowers and guests dined on passed hors d’oeuvres, a sushi bar and a steak carving station.
Key joined the New York City band The Barnstorm onstage at one point and sang a soulful rendition of “Tennessee Whiskey” to his new bride followed by a Rudd and Killam duet of the Oasis song, “Don’t Look Back in Anger.” Questlove then deejayed to wrap up the night. “It was a magical and perfect evening,” says Key.
Both the actor and Pugliese tweeted following the ceremony on Friday, with Key posting “Best. Day. Ever.” Pugliese, who has already changed her Twitter handle, wrote “Dear Mr. Key, I love you more every day. Love, Mrs. Key”