Look! Kaley Cuoco's Outdoor Ranch Nuptials Are Every Animal Lover's Dream Wedding Brought To Life
The pit bull-saving, rabbit-rescuing, and horse-loving actress was all smiles and laughs at her ranch-themed wedding!
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Any bride would be, too, if their beloved four-legged pals played memorable roles in this experience of a lifetime. For Kaley and her new husband Karl Cook who care for lots of furry friends together, the fluffy companions included in their wedding meant much more than being a source of entertainment; the couple struck up their romance when they discovered their love for animals.
As the story goes, Kaley met her soon-to-be boyfriend at an equestrian event in 2016. The Big Bang Theory star caught the eye of this professional rider who swiftly made his way to her to start a conversation. A few jokes and pleasantries in, Karl found himself asking her out to dinner that night and connecting over a shared passion for caring for animals. They've been inseparable since, and soon dubbed themselves "KC squared."
Karl proposed to Kaley in November last year on her birthday after almost two years of being together. Caught completely off-guard, the 32-year-old Kaley was filmed choking on tears, unable to get her words out in overwhelming happiness. Six months later, the pair exchanged vows in a wedding held over the weekend where every single detail paid homage to the animals that first brought them together.
Aside from the bride and groom, their dogs Ruby, Norman, and Tank were the stars of the show! The canine trio made an appearance when they walked Kaley down the aisle alongside her dad, much to the delight of their elegantly dressed guests. The aisle, on the other hand, was also no ordinary sight to behold.
Rather than stick to tradition and float down between rows of pews inside a church to meet her groom, Kaley made her grand entrance at a beautifully designed stable located in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California. Rows of flowers adorned both sides, while dainty drapery and drop lights softened the venue's warm wood interiors. A live serenade by Gin Wigmore led Kaley down the aisle.
Upon reaching Karl at the altar as well her sister Briana who officiated the ceremony, what greeted Kaley was a massive horseshoe adorned with blush pink blooms and feathers as another tribute to the things that kick-started their romance. Most impressively, this animal-loving couple requested all guests to make donations to dog-centered causes in lieu of gifts.
The entire ceremony's theme—which was put together by Lauren Tatum Events—made a perfect backdrop to Kaley who wowed in an ivory lace number by Reem Acra. Opting for a cape instead of a veil, her intricate ensemble even earned a special shoutout from her husband the day after their wedding.
Kaley and Karl's post-wedding activities are also worth mentioning as they were nothing short of awe-inspiring. Still being the fun-loving couple they are, the pair did without a black tie reception by replacing a formal banquet with a carnival-themed party. Stilt walkers, fire breathers, and trapeze walkers entertained guests up to the wee hours of the morning, while Kaley's second outfit for the night—a deep necklined jumpsuit by Tadashi Shoji—definitely proved that she was the queen of the evening. Their shared initials were also everywhere in the reception!
Speaking of guests, Kaley's previous co-stars were also in full force to show their support for their longtime friend. Johnny Galecki, Mayim Bialik, Amy Davidson, Lacey Chabert, and Whitney Cummings were all at her reception and were joined by industry friends Daniel Montgomery, stylist Brad Goreski, TV producer Gary Janetti, and makeup artist Jamie Greenberg.
Kaley's marriage to Karl was exceptionally meaningful to her, considering that her first marriage ended in a troublesome divorce. This time around, the sitcom star believes that she's finally found the right match in Karl whom she describes as having the same values and principles as hers.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Photos from @mrtankcook