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Wedding bells are ringing for Chris Hardwick and Lydia Hearst!
The comedian and his longtime girlfriend tied the knot on Saturday evening in front of their closest family and friends, People confirms.
Close to 450 guests watched the couple exchange vows during a Walking Dead-themed wedding in Pasadena, Calif. The bride wore a custom-designed Christian Siriano gown while Hardwick donned a custom Prada suit.
Ahead of their nuptials, Hardwick couldn’t contain his excitement, posting an adorable photo of the pair sharing a sweet smooch during their wedding rehearsals. A snapshot shared by Hearst confirmed the two would wed on August 20, complete with an H-squared graphic preceded by a cartoon drawing of the couple as zombies.
After all, Chris isn’t known by his fans as the Nerdist for nothing, right?!
Chris and Lydia’s special day wouldn’t be complete without a philanthropic twist, as the couple opted to forgo the traditional wedding registry and instead asked their guests to donate to a number of charities.
Hardwick wrote online, “[Lydia] and I are incredibly fortunate people and didn’t feel right taking gifts from anyone so our wedding registry instead is a menu of five wonderful charities that we asked our guests to pick any or all of to make a donation toward,” adding, “If you’re feeling generous and able, this support of others is the best way to support us on our magical day! No matter what, we appreciate you!!!”
The well-deserving causes they hope to fundraise for include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Operation Smile, GLAAD, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Best Friends Animal Society.
A week before their wedding, Lydia posed for an ethereal photo sporting her Christian Siriano-designed gown with a sweet message for her now-husband. “I am truly blessed to have you in my life @hardwick. I love you, and I will never stop loving you. I cannot wait to marry you in one week,” she wrote.