The 29-year-old You actress and her pediatric dentist beau got married in an intimate wedding, Brides confirmed Thursday (May 6).
“We met the good old-fashioned way—at a mutual friend’s party in Williamsburg!” Elizabeth said of their initial meeting.
The two got engaged amid the pandemic while on a getaway in Montauk, New York for a “much-needed long weekend” back in August of 2020.
“We were at our own little bonfire during sunset on the beach making s’mores when Nieku proposed with my grandmother’s wedding ring,” she revealed.
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The wedding happened on April 24 at Hasbrouck House in Stone Ridge, New York, where they spent their first anniversary together.
“It felt right returning to a place from our story and sharing it with those we love,” Elizabeth said.
Due to COVID restrictions, the couple limited their attendees to just 22 guests, most of whom were vaccinated, and the rest were encouraged to test and quarantine.
“We planned everything with COVID in mind! I think we could have easily invited 200 people had it been another time. We decided not to wait, and just invite family to keep it safe for everyone. We were also the only guests on property, which gave us peace of mind to be in our own little bubble” said Elizabeth.
U.K-based designer Andrea Hawkes created her one-of-a-kind dress for the occasion. Nieku chose a dark navy suit from Freemans Sporting Club.
“We were blessed with a beautiful day so we were able to have the ceremony outside,” Elizabeth said.
“We didn’t plan on dancing due to the size of our party, but somehow got swept up by the music once dinner was over. Nieku’s family is Persian and taught us all how to dance,” she added of the festivities.
“Our wedding was so small and intimate we couldn’t help but have every aspect reflect a part of us. It was primarily our two families coming together for the first time. We laughed and cried the whole way through.” See the beautiful photos from the wedding!
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