She tied the knot with her lawyer fiancé Ross Burningham on Sunday at a stunning cliffside ceremony.
And two days later, Ricki Lake was still over the moon about her magical ceremony, gushing about it on her Instagram.
The actress, 53, shared a sweet snap of her and Ross together as she thanked everyone who helped pull off the wedding with only two and half weeks of preparation.
In the snap, Ricki lovingly had her hand on Ross’ face as they gazed at each other sweetly.
The couple wed in Ricki’s backyard of her home, which had a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean; it was transformed for the ceremony.
Her wedding photographer, Laura Grier, gave a tour of the magical setting, which Ricki reposted to her stories.
Ricki thanked everyone involved in pulling it together, adding: ‘Still basking in the glow of our most special day. 1/2/22. Shoutout to @whambamevents for pulling it all off with 2 1/2 weeks notice! Stephanie, you and your team, are simply magic! Thank you!
The courtyard was transformed for cocktail hour with candles and pillows all around.
On Monday, Ricki took to her Instagram on the big day to announce the big news, less than a year after getting engaged.
‘We did it! 1/2/22 Ross and I said I DO!,’ the Hairspray star penned in a celebratory social media caption.
Happiness: On Monday, Ricki took to her Instagram on the big day to announce the big news, less than a year after getting engaged
Celebration: The star celebrated her nuptials on her Instagram
The bride kept it ultra casual for her outdoor ceremony and was seen in photos rocking a printed yellow caftan with flowers tucked into her hair.
She is seen in snaps flashing her megawatt smile while holding a pink and white bouquet flecked with greenery.
A small group of close friends and family were on hand to witness the intimate nuptials and celebrate the new husband and wife.
‘We did it! 1/2/22 Ross and I said I DO!,’ the Hairspray star penned in a celebratory social media caption
WHO IS RICKI LAKE’S HUSBAND ROSS?
- Ross is a successful lawyer and partner and the law firm Gunderson Dettmer.
- Ricki’s beau received his Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University Law School and his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.
- He is a father however it is unclear how many children he has. But Ricki has refered to them as ’empty-nesters’.
- Ross, who is in his fifties, will celebrate his next birthday in February.
- Ricki and Ross had been dating for around nine months before they got engaged last year.
Ricki and Ross had been dating for around nine months before they got engaged early last year.
She first went public with their romance by posting a picture of them looking cozy alongside the simple caption: ‘LOVE’.
Ricki has largely kept their relationship private, but did open up about their first meeting during an appearance on Good Morning American in January 2021.
The star told how they first crossed paths in early 2020 after being hooked up by a friend who questioned if she was single when they bumped into each other.
Ricki told host Robin Roberts: ‘He [Ross] is amazing. I met him, I was on a COVID walk, I ran into an acquaintance. He said ‘Are you single?’ I said ‘yes’ … and I am so happy.’
In February of last year, the star announced their engagement news on Instagram writing: ‘Friends, I’m so so so excited to share some good news! I’m engaged!’
She added: ‘This is Ross. He is my person. He is wonderful. I love him very much and I am so grateful I get to love and be loved so deeply by this stellar human.’
Ross took his time picking out the perfect sparkler to put on Lake’s finger, however, and it wasn’t until a few months later that he found the perfect diamond.
‘Well, friends, he put a ring on it!’ Ricki captioned a photo of her holding up her new ring.
She added at the time: ‘Engaged to my magnificent king. I am officially the happiest woman in the land. My dearest Ross, I choose you today and everyday!’
Ross is a successful lawyer and partner and the law frim Gunderson Dettmer, where he works across the San Diego and Los Angeles offices, reports Business Wire.
According to the outlet, Ross’ role includes: ‘Representing emerging companies, particularly technology and biotech companies, throughout their lifecycle.
Just married! Ricki shared a snap of cutting her ‘epic wedding cake’ with husband Ross
LOVE! She first went public with their romance by posting a picture of them looking cozy alongside the simple caption: ‘LOVE’
‘He advises these companies on general corporate law and also represents them in financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs. Ross also represents venture capital firms and investment banks in their investments.
Ricki’s beau received his Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University Law School and his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.
Ross, who is in his fifties, will celebrate his next birthday in February.
In Febuary 2021, Ricki wrote: ‘Happy birthday, Ross! You have brought me so much joy and peace and laughs these last few months. I pinch myself, I am such a lucky girl. Thank you for choosing me. I love you.’
Love birds: Ricki and Ross had been dating for around six months before they got engaged earlier this year
It is unclear how many children Ross has, however Ricki has previously referred to them both as ’empty-nesters’.
She previously told People: ‘Both of us, newly empty-nesters, we feel as if we are kids again. We are filled with gratitude and joy for what is to come.’
Ricki has two children, Milo, 24, and Owen, 20, who she shares with her ex-husband, Rob Sussman.
Rob and Ricki got married in Las Vegas in 1994 and remained together for a decade during which they welcomed their children before getting divorced.
‘Friends, I’m so so so excited to share some good news! I’m engaged!’ Lake penned when she got engaged. ‘This is Ross. He is my person. He is wonderful. I love him very much and I am so grateful I get to love and be loved so deeply by this stellar human.’
Then in 2012 she tied the knot with jewelry designer Christian Evans after a three-year romance.
She filed for divorce in 2014 and it was finalized in 2015, but the romance between them lingered until the autumn of 2016.
In 2017, he committed suicide, prompting Ricki to reveal to that the collapse of their marriage had been due to his bipolar disorder.
When he was in manic flight he would become convinced that he was able to ‘cure cancer with his hands’ or ‘fly,’ she told People.
She explained that during the period after their divorce when they were still a couple ‘He wasn’t stable, and he was so fragile.’
Ricki, who last saw Christian just three days before his death, said: ‘But I was still in love with him, so there was something romantic about it. I wanted to save him.’
Third time’s a charm: The former talk show host has been married twice before to Rob Sussman and Christian Evans (pictured)