‘True Blood’ stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were married on Saturday evening at a private residence in Malibu, Calif., according to the UsMagazine.com.
28-year-old Paquin – wearing a white halterneck gown and Neil Lane jewelry with her hair in an updo – and 40-year-old Moyer, clad in a dark suit, exchanged their vows at sunset under a white tent at a beachside villa.
The couple were “surrounded by their family and friends,” the rep adds in a statement. The guests – many of them bearing gifts in purple boxes and with purple bows – included Elijah Wood and True Blood costar Carrie Preston with husband Michael Emerson (Lost).
“It was a beautiful evening to get married and the sunset was gorgeous. Anna and Stephen seemed very excited to celebrate their wedding day,” a source tells People Magazine.
The couple announced their engagement last August. Connecting over daily breakfasts at a West Hollywood cafe, they began dating a few months after filming first began in 2008 for HBO’s smash vampire series, now in its third season.
On the show, Paquin (a 1994 Oscar-winner at age 11 for her role in ‘The Piano’) plays Sookie Stackhouse, the psychic, mortal lover to vampire Bill Compton (Moyer); their first kiss occurred onscreen.
But the duo waited until February 2009 to debut their real-life romance – a delay that was “very intentional on both our parts,” British actor Moyer explained at the time.
“It was very important to me that the cast and crew we were working with didn’t feel it was fickle….We didn’t want to take anything away from the show.”
Moyer proposed to Canadian-born, New Zealand-raised Paquin on a Hawaiian beach, presenting her with a ring – a rustic diamond set in an antiqued platinum inset – he helped design with jeweler Kathy Waterman.
Why Hawaii? “There was a song in the first season, ‘White Sandy Beach in Hawaii,’ which was kind of funny and ironic,” he told Access Hollywood last year. “[It] all started out as a joke and then we decided to go to Hawaii with my kids,” says the actor, who has a son, Billy, and daughter, Lilac, from two previous relationships.
These days, Moyer splits his time between his native London and the Venice, Calif. home he shares with Paquin. “With Anna it’s just about pure trust, on camera and off,” Moyer gushed in the July issue of Playboy. “I have never trusted anybody like I trust Anna.”
Paquin and Moyer recently posed nude with ‘True Blood’ costar Alexander Skarsgard for the cover of Rolling Stone. “I feel so lucky right now,” Paquin said in the latest issue of the Magazine. “Life is pretty great.” [via Just Jared, People and US Magazine]