Hilary Swank is officially a married woman after hosting a secret wedding ceremony to wed fiancé Philip Schneider.
The pair chose the gorgeous Saint Lucia Preserve in California for their nuptials, exchanging vows in a stunning redwood grove and under a canopy of trees more than 800 years old.
Considering Schneider took Swank out to an 1800s cabin under a waterfall for his proposal we are not surprised they this super romantic scenery in nature for their big day.
Swank looked stunning in an Elie Saab Couture wedding gown that perfectly pairs with the magical location. Her dress is stunning, made from 25 metres of Chantilly lace which gives such a gorgeous detail to the bodice. We’re also in love with the beaded details on the dress before the clean skirt, the open back, and the flowing cape sleeves. She paired it with a full veil and looked like an absolute angel walking down the aisle.
SVU actress Mariska Hargitay was Swank’s Maid of Honour but we actually find it super cute and adorable that Schneider chose his father to be his best man.
Other details that we adore include the circular petal altar the two stood in to exchange vows, the simple cream, gold and greenery colour scheme against the woodland backdrop, the fact they had a silent disco, and of course those amazing Philary denim jackets!
Hilary switched into a second dress for the second half of the reception, kicking off her dance shoes in a modern tea-length number and paired blazer. But really we find it so beautiful and how refreshing the pair looked on their special day. Weddings are after all about the couple and these two look madly in love.
Check out more of this stunning wedding below. All images courtesy of hilary-swank.com.
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