Samira Wiley, who plays gay prisoner Poussey in Orange Is The New Black, has married long term girlfriend Lauren Morelli, the writer and producer of the show.
The wedding comes a week after the actress spoke of LGBT+ visibility and what her relationship with Morelli means to fans.
Their engagement was announced on Samira’s Instagram almost six months ago with a beautifully happy photo of the couple and a stunning ring and the caption simply being ‘Yes’.
The couple have been together since 2014, after Lauren divorced producer Steve Basilone after coming out as gay.
Both wore Christian Siriano pieces. Wiley had her natural curls and wore a graceful white a-line dress with a sweetheart neckline and Morelli wore an elegant white jumpsuit with a bold cape.
Wiley who has spoke before of her family’s acceptance, were married by Wiley’s parents, who are co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington D.C..
The wedding, which was in Palm Springs the same location as the engagement, had a confetti theme, making the event uber colourful for the two to stand out.
Martha Stewarts Weddings reported that the pair wanted the wedding to be fun, celebratory and non-traditional. That explains This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan being played as they walked down the aisle and Baby by Justin Bieber being played at the reception.
Words Bonnie Hines