The Vampire Diaries' sexiest star, Ian Somerhalder, turned 37 on Tuesday. While we don't have any details on the actor's celebration, his wife, actress Nikki Reed made sure to mark the occasion. The actress, and handbag designer, took to Instagram to write the most heartfelt birthday wish imaginable for her new husband.
"You are my every dream brought to life. With our hands pressed together I know that we will always find our way home. You are a gift to this world, a teacher of light and a student of love. You radiate warmth in vibrant reds and deep orange hues. I often wonder what it would be like to see autumn arrive through your eyes. Here is to the next 65 years together, holding hands, strolling through the woods, still learning, still listening. Happy happy birthday...I love you." Reed captioned the photo of a tree stump painted with the words "I love You."
The Sleep Hollow actress' simple picture puts all other birthday posts to shame. We're seriously rethinking our usual choice of a collage of funny pictures and opting for the heartfelt root Reed took.
Somerhalder's birthday wish was about as selfless as it can get. According to People, the actor asked fans to donate money to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, his global conservation charity. He isn't just giving back to the environment this year either, all donors have the chance to win autographed swag from him and his CW costars.
Somerhalder and Reed pulled off their secret wedding last April by throwing the wedding under the guise of a housewarming party. Guests arrived at the couple's home and were then shuttled to the ultra secret ceremony site in Topanga Canyon. Somerhalder and Reed kept their nuptials under wraps for a few reasons, one of which was with their guests in mind. "We didn't want our loved ones to show up with any expectations or squeezed into formal attire," Reed told BRIDES.
The guests were dressed casually, but that didn't stop Reed and Somerhalder from going a more glamorous route. She wore a lace Claire Pettibone gown and carried a bouquet of roses, peonies, wildflowers, and greenery down the aisle, giving us serious boho-bride inspiration. Somerhalder donned a white bespoke suit by Nedo Bellucci.
Even though the wedding took place months ago, Somerhalder is still gushing over the gorgeous nuptials. "It was truly the most magical day I've ever known," Ian revealed during an interview with The Talk in November. "It's the things that you see in films, or read in literature, or you see on stages and hear in songs." This couple isn't shy about sharing their love for each other and we definitely love to hear it. Happy Birthday Ian!