The Vampire Diaries star Sebastian Roche is a married man after exchanging vows with actress Alicia Hannah Kim at an historic castle in France.
The couple wed in front of 50 close friends and family at Chateau Les Bouysses in Mercues on 31 May (14), with The Mummy actor Oded Fehr presiding over the ceremony.
Fehr tells People.com, "Picturesque rolling grape orchard hills, with a river lazily flowing between them. A 700-year-old castle. Local wine. Baguettes with brie that tastes of heaven. A group of strangers whom will forever be friends... All just a lead in to the most incredible wedding."
Roche, 49, admits he once feared that he and his new bride would never be more than friends, explaining, "I was smitten and knew she was 'the one'. I gave Alicia my number and she never called me! We stayed friends nonetheless and thank goodness (that) turned into something more two-and-a-half years ago. I proposed on the eve of her birthday in Topanga Canyon (in California) last year."
Roche was previously married to Oscar-nominated actress Vera Farmiga. They split in 2005 after eight years as husband and wife.