‘Modern Family’ Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Ties the Knot
After getting engaged last fall, ‘Modern Family’ star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his attorney boyfriend of almost three years, Justin Mikita, got married on Saturday, July 20, in New York City.
Ferguson previously told Us Weekly, “We wanted to get married in New York, because that’s where it’s legal, so we want to support the state that’s in support of us.”
Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kuschner officiated the event, and over 200 guests attended, including Ferguson’s co-stars Julie Bowen, Ty Burell and Eric Stonestreet.
Also in attendance: ‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi, model Rebecca Romijn, actors Zachary Quinto and Jerry O’Connell, designer Isaac Mizrahi, photographer Nigel Barker and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ host Cat Deeley.
After the nuptials, the newlyweds took to Twitter to gush about being married and lay down some ground rules for the future.
Never been happier. XO Goodnight!
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) July 21, 2013
Husband. Not partner. We've worked hard to call each other husband… so let's start using it. K thanks. ❤
— Justin Mikita (@JustinMikita) July 21, 2013
Fellow guests also tweeted their excitement about sharing in the couple’s special day.
I think the service at Justin and Jesse's wedding was so beautifully honest It was so emotional that when we weren't laughing we were crying
— Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) July 21, 2013
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) July 20, 2013
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) July 21, 2013
A source said the packed after-party lasted until 2:00 a.m., adding, “DJ Dalton played a fun mix of music [and] Jesse and Justin couldn’t keep their hands off each other and were kissing every chance they got.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!