Inside Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover's Emotional Wedding: 'She Is My Rock,' Says the Star

"Megan was by my side throughout all of the hard times of this past year and I couldn't be happier to have her take my last name," Morgan tells PEOPLE exclusively

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After getting through a tough year together, Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover’s intimate New Jersey wedding was a perfect representation of their love for each other.

“The very first thing I said to Megan when I met her was, ‘You are going to be my wife,’ ” the comedian tells PEOPLE exclusively. “No joke, before I even said ‘Hello,’ I knew we would be married one day.”

The star was involved in a tragic car accident 14 months ago and was wheelchair-bound for five months afterwards.

“Megan was by my side throughout all of the hard times of this past year,” he says. “She is my rock, and I couldn’t be happier to have her take my last name. We are the Morgans!”

The couple’s Aug. 23 wedding was planned by Jenny Orsini, who began working with Morgan and Wollover in late March and brought their vision of an “opulent and sophisticated” wedding to life.

Exchanging vows in the estate’s rustic barn chapel that had been transformed into an elegant space with a beautiful chandelier and a 12-ft. custom floral wall, the duo were flanked by five bridesmaids in blush-colored gowns and five groomsmen wearing black tuxedos and ivory jackets. (Morgan’s son Tracy Morgan, Jr. served as best man, and the couple’s 2-year-old daughter Maven was carried down the aisle as a flower girl).

Wollover stunned in a custom a Forevermark bracelet and Ines Di Santo gown (she later changed into a Stephen Yearick design for the reception) while Morgan looked dapper in a custom ivory Brioni tuxedo and Ferragamo shoes.

After the emotional ceremony, the couple’s 150 guests headed to the reception, where deejay Jay Dabhi spun a mix of contemporary and old-school tunes (a request from the groom).

Guests feasted on salad with local blueberries and strawberries, filet mignon, Chilean sea bass and more before Morgan and Wollover cut into their 5-ft.-tall wedding cake by Pink Cake Box. There was also a groom’s cake shaped like a Rolex watch.

“The décor was feminine and classic and exquisite without being over-the-top,” says Orsini. “Tracy is such a funny guy and his personality is over-the-top, but when it came to his wedding, he really wanted to have a black-tie, very elegant affair that represented his fiancée Megan. She’s extremely classy.”

Florals included tall, lush centerpiece designs consisting of orchids, roses and hydrangeas, and textured accents throughout the room included crystals, candelabras and candles everywhere, per the bride’s request.

As they planned their big day with Orsini, it was clear from the start how in love they were. “He is so grateful to have Megan,” she says. “She is such a strong part of his life, and he truly adores her.”

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The sentiment is one that Morgan’s new wife fully returns. “After almost losing Tracy last year, I am so grateful to finally be married to the love of my life,” she says. “We have been through so much, and our love is stronger for it. I’m so excited to see what our future holds and feel so blessed to spend the rest of my life with Tracy!”

For more from Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover’s wedding, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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