Claire Holt of The Originals and Vampire Diaries fame, and her longtime love Matt Kaplan are officially married! We already knew the Australian actress made for a beautiful mermaid (from her turn in the children's fantasy series H20: Just Add Water) and a gorgeous vampire in her two CW shows, but bride might just be her best role yet. (Trust us, the girl looks just as mythical in a white dress as she does in vampire fangs...)
Holt announced her engagement to Kaplan in July 2015 with a short and sweet social media posting. "Yes," she wrote, captioning an adorable snapshot of her and her sweetheart, with her handing resting on Kaplan's chest, letting her new engagement ring shine in the spotlight.
Since her engagement announcement, we've been following the wedding preparations of the former Originals star closely. We swooned over her swanky bridal shower, where Holt's celeb friends like Mandy Moore gathered to celebrate her almost-Mrs status last month. And, according to this bridal snapshot, her wedding day looked to be somehow even more breathtaking.
In a photo the brand new Mrs. Kaplan posted to her Instagram yesterday, the lovely bride and groom can be seen embracing in their sunny outdoor venue. "Thank you to our beautiful families for making the day so special," the actress captioned the photo. Holt donned a gorgeous strapless wedding dress and toted a lush bouquet of white, yellow, and pale pink garden roses for the big day. So stunning!
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The "I do's" were a longtime coming for these newlyweds. Holt even left The Originals to focus on her relationship with her now-hubby. "I made a life choice, not a career choice," Holt previously said, explaining her decision to BuzzFeed. With a role in NBC's Aquarius and a new Mrs title under her belt, seems like that life choice was definitely the right choice!