Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are married

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have officially tied the knot. The couple was spotted Sunday (April 26) in photos on Twitter shortly after they became husband and wife, showing the beaming couple in a stunning sunset ceremony believed to be in Santa Monica, California.

In the photographs, 26-year-old Nikki looks beautiful in a white long-sleeved lace gown, carrying a white wedding bouquet, while her new husband, 36, is smartly dressed in a white suit and shirt. One sweet snapshot shows Ian carrying his bride across the grass before they pose for wedding pictures with their friends and family.

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Vampire Diaries actor Ian appeared to confirm the happy news on his Twitter account on the day of his wedding. “Most beautiful morning ever…” he told his 5.79 million followers.

Ian and Nikki have had a whirlwind romance; they announced their engagement in January after six months of dating. His Vampire Diaries co-star Kat Graham recently described the loved-up couple as true “soul mates”.

“I haven’t met two people that were more of soul mates than these guys,” Kat said. “They are so absolutely amazing. Everyone loves them and I really can’t imagine him with anyone else.”

Twilight star Nikki has spoken openly about just how in love the sweet couple are. “He’s quite possibly the most amazing man that’s ever walked the planet, it’s crazy,” she said in January, as she confirmed news of the couple’s engagement. “I’m so lucky. I love him.”

Nikki and Ian started dating in July, following her split from singer-songwriter Paul McDonald in March 2014. News of their engagement at the start of the year came as no surprise to those closest to them.

“They’re so happy,” a source told E! News at the time. “They were crazy happy from the start. Their families love each other. It just feels right.”

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