Former Dexter Actress Julie Benz Married Rich Orosco in Mexican Theme Wedding

Talented actress Julie Benz married Rich Orosco on Saturday, her rep confirms on Saturday.

The couple married at 6 p.m. at the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. Photo: Pascal/Flickr

The wedding was held based on Mexican theme, in a nod to Cinco de Mayo and to the groom, a marketing executive, who is of Mexican heritage.

According to People, the two tied the knot inside the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The John Sowden house aka Jaws House is famous for its striking facade, resembling either a Mayan temple or the gaping open mouth of a great white shark.

In June 2011, Orosco, 38, popped the question with a customized Kwiat cushion-cut, a 3-carat, centre diamond, which is surrounded by pave diamonds. Jewellery expert Michael O’Connor says that  right now, in Hollywood Julie posseses one of the most popular styles.

Yet Julie’s ring has a vintage character with platinum milgrain detail to it. This ensures diamonds to remain secured. Platinum milgrain had great appeal in 1900s because it used to give a sort of  illusion as if  diamonds were floating. The estimated price of the ring is $80,000.

“It was absolutely perfect,” Benz said of the proposal that time. However, there was someone who didn’t like the news. “One boy who is not happy about the news of my engagement… He thought we were exclusive…,” said Julie of her dog.

Nearly half a hundred of their closest friends and family helped the couple celebrate that outstanding vent at a Mexican-style surprise party Orosco planned.

“The proposal was simple and beautiful – and then I was shocked by the pop-up surprise Mexican fiesta engagement party,” the actress said, adding, “What girl doesn’t want to be serenaded by a Mariachi band surrounded by close friends and family?”

She went on: “I can’t believe that none of my friends leaked the surprise,” Benz told Us Weekly. “It was like a Navy Seal operation.”

Last month the Dexter actress decided to spice up her bridal shower by taking 20 guests — including her bridal party and other friends and family — to a cooking lesson at the famous Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, in Hollywood, CA, reports Celebuzz.

Going with the party’s theme of ‘Sweet and Spicy,’ Julie and her guests learned the way how to cook three delicious-sounding items. The list of the dishes included: Potato and Green Pea Samosas served with a Serrano chili-based Green Chutney and Pickled Root Vegetables; Chicken Vindaloo; and Molten Chocolate Lava Cake with an Ancho Chili Ganache center, served with a Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and a Spicy Tuile Cookie.

“I’m not your typical bride, so doing something out of the box like a cooking lesson at Le Cordon Bleu was perfect for my shower,” Julie said at the event. “I loved that although I invited a lot of friends from various parts of my life, the hands-on aspect created a forced interaction—in the best way possible! It was so unexpected and unique, and everyone had such a great time.”

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