Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger tied the knot in a lavish ceremony surrounded by family and close friends in California on Saturday.&nbs
The wedding took place at approximately 5.30pm local time at the exclusive San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, with Katherine, 29, arriving at the wedding marquee on the arm of her father, Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
She wore a strapless white wedding gown, with a lengthy train, and kept the rest of her bridal look simple. Her bridesmaids were dressed in floor-length blush pink gowns with plunging necklines.
Here comes the bride! Katherine Schwarzenegger looked stunning in a simple white dress as she made her way to the ceremony
She wore a strapless white wedding gown, with a lengthy train, and kept the rest of her bridal look simple
The mother of the bride Maria Shriver looked lovely in a vibrant purple dress at the wedding of her daughter and Chris Pratt
Katherine Schwarzenegger, 29, wore a simple strapless white wedding gown, with a lengthy train , and kept the rest of her bridal look simple. She is pictured surrounded by security arriving at the marquee just before 5.30pm
Katherine was seen sitting on the back of a golf buggy in her simple white gown. She was surrounded by a security team
Guests included Katherine’s mother Maria Shriver and father Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pratt’s six-year-old son and their celebrity friends
Katherine’s bridesmaids are seen walking to the venue in blush pink gowns, with the bride arriving a short time later
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger tied the knot in a low-key ceremony at the luxury San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California
There was lots of activity at the venue from early Saturday morning, with a stream of deliveries including fruit from a fresh berry supplier and a florist.
Katherine’s bridesmaids were also seen making their way inside, carrying their dresses on Saturday afternoon, and family members were also spotted.
A large passenger bus with blacked-out windows transported guests to the five-start resort, which is a popular choice for celebrity nuptials, on Saturday afternoon.
The surprise wedding comes after the glamorous couple were pictured at actor Rob Lowe’s sprawling Montecito estate on Friday and were thought to be having their wedding rehearsal.
One of Katherine’s bridesmaids arrives at the resort wearing simple pale pink dress before the ceremony at 5.30 pm
Two of the bridesmaids are seen walking past a shirtless man in wearing slides while making their way to the venue
Guests were spotted at a drinks reception shortly before the ceremony took place. A band was seen entertaining the crowd
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn seen playing games with a friend before Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger’s wedding
A large passenger bus with blacked-out windows transported guests to the five-start resort, which is a popular choice for celebrity nuptials
Guests at the wedding include Katherine’s father Arnold, mother Maria Shriver and Pratt’s six-year-old son Jack from his first marriage to Anna Faris.
Katherine’s brother Patrick Schwarzenegger, 25, and her uncle Bobby Shriver, were spotted at the wedding rehearsal.
A florist brings wedding bouquets inside a marquee
Although details on the ceremony itself are limited, the venue is the luxury San Ysidro Ranch, which sits in 500 acres of private land overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
On Saturday morning, two marquees could be seen outside the historic main ranch building which dates from 1893.
A heavy security presence was in place around the property which is thought to have been rented out in its entirety by Pratt and his bride.
Their wedding rehearsal is believed to have taken place Friday at Lowe’s sprawling estate in Montecito, TMZ reported. As she prepared for her big day, Katherine looked radiant in a long white gown later that evening.
In January, Pratt took to Instagram to reveal he popped the question to Schwarzenegger after seven months of dating. He shared a snap of the two of them as Katherine admired her huge diamond ring.
The pear-cut sparkler is estimated to cost a whopping $400,000.
The father-of-one wrote alongside the snap: ‘Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!’
The Avengers star and the author have been dating since June 2018 and confirmed their romance a month later when they were pictured at church with Chris’ son Jack, six.
Since then, the couple have been inseparable and regularly post photos of each other enjoying outdoor pursuits on their social media pages.
Women believed to be her bridesmaids are seen arriving at the venue carrying dress bags ahead of the ceremony on Saturday
A huge white marquee could be seen at the exclusive San Ysidro resort on Saturday, where the ceremony took place
Chris shares son Jack with his ex-wife, actress Anna Faris, 42, who he split from in August 2017 after eight years of marriage.
News of his engagement to Katherine came as a surprise as he had just finalized his divorce with Faris three months previously in October 2018.
He was later seen helping Katherine move out of her home in Santa Monica, California. Her mother Maria Shriver, 63, is a devout Roman Catholic, who was married to Arnold, 71, from 1986 to 2011.
Details of the couple’s nuptials had remained a mystery until now, with friends claiming in April that they were determined to keep their wedding a small affair.
However it was reported that they planned on inviting close celebrity friends including Bryce Dallas Howard, who worked with Chris on Jurassic World, and Whitney Port, a close pal of Katherine’s.
Deliveries were seen arriving at the venue starting early on Saturday morning as the ceremony got underway at the ranch
The wedding ceremony took place at the ultra-private San Ysidro Ranch, which saw a stream of deliveries – including from a fresh berry supplier and a florist – early on Saturday morning
There was also a heavy police attendance for the exclusive ceremony as many guests were thought to have included celebrity friends of the couple
After Chris got down on one knee at the start of the year, Katherine has been working hard at work preparing for their big day.
Another source told ET: ‘The couple plans to have a star-studded event filled with family and some of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood.
‘Katherine and Chris want the wedding to also be fun, as the couple always has a good time together,’ the source said.
Katherine, who was raised Catholic, and Pratt are both religious – with the actor causing a stir in March when he discussed his faith during a promotional interview on The Late Show.
The Jurassic World star revealed he had been on the Daniel diet – a regime modeled on what the Old Testament prophet would have eaten – and suggested to him by Veach.
The venue, which was previously named the best hotel in America by Forbes Traveller, has long been a popular choice for celebrity nuptials
He then went on to share quotes coined by the pastor, including one on coping with fame – ‘If the spotlight that is shining on you is brighter than the light that’s within you, it will kill you.’
But the discussion drew a swift response and not all of it positive with Ellen Page tweeting that the church is ‘infamously anti LGBTQ’ within minutes of his appearance.
The following Monday, Pratt responded with a lengthy Instagram post that said Page could ‘not be further from the truth’ and adding: ‘I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.’
He continued: ‘My values define who I am. We need less hate in this world, not more. I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want, free from the judgment of their fellow man.’
The couple have since continued to be regular attendees at the high profile Zoe Church but spend much of their time out of the spotlight.
‘She has been in charge of most of the wedding planning as Chris had been promoting his movie, but he does give suggestions and helps when he can,’ they said.
Pratt broke news of their engagement on Instagram in January with this picture of them embracing . Her wedding ring is estimated to have cost a staggering $400,000
Pratt was seen giving a cheeky thumbs-up to photographers as he and Katherine left the gym in Santa Monica last month
Luckily for the actor, Katherine is an avid party planner. ‘Katherine is having the best time planning everything. She loves it!,’ the source claimed.
Her mother Maria, 69, was also lending a hand with the preparations, saying last month: ‘Wedding planning is fun.’
She added, ‘I think it’s always great to celebrate love. It’s the most important thing in the world. You learn unconditional love ideally from your mother and then if you find it in your life, you’re blessed.’
As the couple take their relationship to the next level, they also spent time getting to know each other’s families, with Chris spending time with Katherine’s brothers Patrick Christopher Schwarzenegger, 21, last month.
It was a rare sighting of Christopher, the youngest of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Shriver’s four children, Katherine, Christina and Patrick.
‘Chris [Pratt] and Patrick were the most chatty,’ an onlooker tells DailyMailTV, ‘While Christopher [Schwarzenegger] was more quiet.’
Christopher made headlines in 2011 at age 13 after a near-death boogie boarding accident in Malibu, where he suffered a collapsed lung, broken bones and ribs and a lengthy stay in a Los Angeles area hospital.
It is not known if Pratt’s ex-wife Anna attended the ceremony but she is said to get along famously with Chris’ new flame.
Pratt and ex-wife Anna tied the knot in July 2009 when they eloped to Bali, Indonesia on a whim.
In her podcast last month, Katherine admitted that she really ‘admires’ Faris, 42, saying it’s a ‘huge gift’ to learn from her fiance’s ex.
Pratt, 39, proposed to Schwarzenegger, 29, in January after seven months of dating. It came just three months after he finalised his divorce from actress Anna Faris, who he has a son with
Katherine looked radiant last month in a pink and white gingham dress during an outing with Chris’ six-year-old son Jack in Santa Monica. The author is said to have been preparing for the wedding since Chris popped the question in January
On her new audio show, The Dog That Changed Me, the author discussed her views on Faris, who hosts her own podcast titled, Unqualified.
Katherine kindly said: ‘[Anna] has an incredibly successful podcast. I really admire all the work that she’s done, and she’s definitely an expert at it.’
Not only did the brunette reveal she enjoys her lover’s former lady’s show, but that she even betters her own by listening to it.
‘Learning from her is another huge gift,’ she added. According to the beauty, she also has other people from numerous arenas in her life that she learns from.
‘I have such great people in my life that I’m able to learn from in all different areas of life and, and she’s definitely somebody that I look up to in the podcast world,’ she said.
Katherine’s parents Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are attending the wedding ceremony. They are pictured together with Katherine’s brother Patrick, (third from left), and sister Christina, (first from left)
Chris shares Jack with his ex-wife, actress Anna Faris, 42, who he split from in August 2017 after eight years of marriage. They are pictured together at the premiere of his movie Guardians of the Galazy: Volume 2 in April 2017
Meanwhile, Chris’ ex Anna has been dating cinematographer Michael Barrett, 47, since October 2017. The former couple work hard to make their relationship work for the sake of Jack.
Anna previously said: ‘Chris and I work really hard ’cause we have Jack, that is sort of the long game idea and making sure Jack is really happy, which makes us really happy. We have sort of the luxury of circumstance.
‘You know, we are both in other loving relationships … but it is … it’s like how do you not in general sink into a place of bitterness?
‘I do want to reiterate though, that I f***ing acknowledge, we all do, everyone acknowledges, that there is bitterness and pain with all breakups and that hopefully makes us all human.
‘But the long game is just the worst being the bigger person. It just is. It f***ing sucks until, then what happens though, is that everyone’s happy.’
San Ysidro Ranch, which was previously named the best hotel in America by Forbes Traveller, has long been a popular choice for celebrity nuptials.
Other big name stars to wed there include Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow and Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. It was also the site of John and Jackie Kennedy’s 1953 honeymoon.