Just days after actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler married her fiancé of almost three years, pro baseball player Cutter Dykstra in a romantic, laid-back Palm Springs, California wedding, the former Sopranos star revealed to the world that she's been battling multiple sclerosis (MS) for 15 years.
"I wasn't ready until now," Sigler told People in this week's issue of revealing her illness. "You'd think that after all these years, somebody would be settled with something like this, but it's still hard to accept."
So, naturally, when it came to planning the perfect wedding, the actress tells the magazine that meant making everything "relaxed and easy."
While a laid-back fête might have been Sigler's intention, the result was a breathtakingly-beautiful outdoor wedding that will surely hit the Pinterest boards of countless fans and brides-to-be. Sigler stunned in a strapless Oscar de la Renta ball gown — complete with a flattering sweetheart necklace — and wore jewelry by Forevermark Diamonds. Her friend and newlywed Lance Bass officiated the ceremony, while the couple's 2-year-old son Beau wore a miniature tuxedo and held a baseball home plate that read "Here comes my mommy," People reports, and the family's dog, Bean, led Dyksra's niece down the aisle.
"We put so much heart and love into it," Sigler, who searched places like Etsy and Home Goods for her wedding dé, told the magazine. "We wanted laid-back, not fancy, because that's who we are as a couple."
As for lighting? Sigler relied on hundreds of votive candles to create a romantic space. "I just wanted candles everywhere. I just think [with] candlelight, everyone looks good, everyone's in a good mood, it's sexy, it's romantic," she said. "I just wanted it to feel like a wonderland with candlelight." Floral arrangements designed by Blooming Gypsy florist in San Diego included peonies, roses and dahlias.
But don't be fooled by the actress' ability to throw together a stunning wedding — her MS impacts her daily. "I can't walk for a long period of time without resting. I cannot run. No superhero roles for me," she told People. "Stairs? I can do them but they're not the easiest. When I walk, I have to think about every single step, which is annoying and frustrating."
"I don't know what's to come. But I'm excited for the first time in a long time," Sigler said. "I've got my brain and my heart and I've prepared myself for everything that could happen. But I've got an amazing husband, the best son, and I hope that we can make more babies and just keep having fun. I'm the luckiest girl in the world."