Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger got married this weekend in Montecito

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Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger started dating almost a year ago exactly. It was one of those “when you know, you know” situations where they went from “casually dating” to “super-serious” in a matter of a couple of months. By last fall, they were pretty much living together and talking about getting married. They got engaged several months ago, and…now they’re married. They seem to have a pretty simple wedding ceremony in Montecito:

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are married! The couple, who were first spotted together in June 2018, tied the knot on Saturday during an intimate ceremony in Montecito, California, sources tell PEOPLE.

“You can tell today is the happiest day for Katherine. She hasn’t stopped smiling. And Chris seems giddy with excitement,” a source says. “The venue is beautiful. Lots of flowers and greenery everywhere. It’s a very romantic setting for a wedding.”

“The venue is beautiful. Lots of flowers and greenery everywhere. It’s a very romantic setting for a wedding,” a source tells PEOPLE. The source adds, “The whole family took wedding photos, including her parents Maria [Shriver] and Arnold [Schwarzenegger]. Everyone just looked so happy.”

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn while a live band played. As for the food served during the reception, the bride and groom had a selection from a “very vibrant menu,” an insider says. “They are using only local food. It’s a lot of fresh vegetables. They didn’t want the menu to be too heavy, or rich. It’s more of a light summer menu,” the insider shares. “For dessert, there are lighter options as well like raspberries, blueberries and red currant.”

During the reception, Pratt made a speech and thanked their guests for joining him and his new bride on their special day. In addition, guests danced to Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” and ”Uptown Funk” as well as Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Journey’s ”Don’t Stop Believin’” and Miley Cyrus’ ”Party in the U.S.A.”

[From People Magazine]

It sounds pretty perfect for them. I doubt Pratt wanted some giant fancy Kennedy thing, and Katherine probably didn’t want to go crazy lowkey for her first wedding, so this was the compromise. Reportedly, Katherine pretty much planned this by herself, with her mom, and my guess is that Maria Shriver had a big say in everything (and that Pratt was fine with that too). The only surprising thing is the light summer menu – Chris Pratt likes some MEAT. He owns a farm, and I’m shocked that they didn’t farm-to-table a meat-heavy menu. I don’t have an issue with the “lighter options” for desserts just as long as there was also a CAKE. Why even get married if you’re not going to have a cake? I imagine Chris insisted on a cake, right?

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  1. Lily says:

    That’s one I’ll fitting suit.

  2. Esmom says:

    “Katherine probably didn’t want to go crazy lowkey for her first wedding…”

    The shade is just exquisite. I bow down.

    And yeah, I would have imagined a lot of meat, too. Maybe he was not consulted on the food, lol.

  3. Alissa says:

    considering I just read some gossip that implied she’s pregnant, this makes sense.

    • Lex says:

      Read this too! Makes sense.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      Yes, I saw that too and then saw this post and thought “OK, I guess it was right”. And that was a quick wedding IMO. Just Maria Shriver running around with the planner, saying “Yeah, yeah, that’s fine! What else?”

    • minx says:

      I saw that too.

  4. Jegede says:

    It was held at San Ysdiro in Cali.

    San Ysdiro ranch is also where JFK and Jackie honeymooned.

    So has special meaning to the Kennedy family.

    I believe the ranch even has a Kennedy cottage.🤔

    • Lightpurple says:

      And Neil Diamond wrote Sweet Caroline about Caroline Kennedy.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Huh I was thinking when I read Montecito that maybe it was at Oprah’s estate, as Oprah and Maria Shriver are close friends.

      At any rate this couple bugs me a bit for some reason so I am glad they didn’t have a dragged out engagement.

  5. FHMom says:

    Congratulations. They make sense as a couple.

  6. Ladyhands says:

    I think it’s weird they didn’t get married in a church. The ceremony couldn’t have been catholic if they were not in a church. I wonder if she’s more into his church now? I just think it’s so weird to go on about a spiritual connection and then get married at a ranch. Maybe I’m being too harsh…

    • Zzzee23 says:

      I don’t think the wedding was planned out much. There are rumors that she is pregnant. They were talking about a large fall/winter wedding originally, possibly in a church. Sounds like they scrambled and scrapped the plans if she is indeed pregnant.

      • Yup, Me says:

        Oh man. I hope, if she is pregnant, that they didn’t get married just because of that. That’s so 1952.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Yup Me. Yes that is so 1952 but i think in this case, it just moved the wedding up a few months.
        I met a guy who told me his 20-something daughter got pregnant when some medication (antibiotics) she was taking made her birth control ineffective. They married when she was almost seven months pregnant (second thoughts?) and had already separated once before the child turned three years old. They are back together now but he is an absolute jerk who puts stuff on Facebook that says God makes husbands the family leader and puts above their wives in a marriage. I can’t wait for the divorce and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

      • minx says:

        Yeah, I tend to think they were going to have a big blowout wedding, she got pregnant, so they moved quickly and pushed the whole thing forward. It actually looks like a pretty, low key affair.

    • Croatian says:

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    • Eliza says:

      They’ve been going to Chris’s church together. He’s not catholic so it’s not surprising.

    • MaryContrary says:

      I think she’s more “Christian” now than “Catholic.”

    • Kebbie says:

      He’s not Catholic so I wouldn’t expect it to be in a Catholic Church.

    • jaylow says:

      he is divorced so a catholic church wedding would seem to be quite the stretch.

    • Lisa B says:

      Actually it can be if either the bride or groom is not Catholic. You can get a special dispensation from the bishop to marry outside. I did the same thing when I married my non-Catholic husband. My priest officiated and the marriage is recognized by the church.

    • Genessee says:

      Katherine and Maria are no longer Catholic. They converted to Evangelical Protestantism and that Hillsong pastor officiated the wedding.

  7. Harla says:

    Isn’t cake the biggest reason to get married??

    • M.A.F. says:

      Don’t know about that but it’s the only reason to attend as a guest.

    • LolaB says:

      One must have a cake at the reception if one is getting married #pippatips

    • minx says:

      Mmm, wedding cake.

    • Jen says:

      I got married in the 90’s and we had one of those giant wedding cakes. It was fabulous. But I just attended a wedding a few weeks ago and I guess cake isn’t the thing anymore (??). They had a small, by wedding standards, cake. Then they had a cookie table. Granted, the cookies weren’t basic, they had stuff that was super fancy that most people don’t make on the regular. But, seriously, BRING BACK THE CAKE.

      • astrid says:

        I recently experienced the same thing. Went to a really fancy wedding and there was only a little tiny cake – just enough to photograph the cutting of the cake. Why bother? And then there was a desert table, which was over the top. Bring back the cake IMO!

      • Vanessa says:

        We recently moved to western PA and the cookie table is and apparently always has been the thing here. There’s even a write up if the “Best cookie tables” in the local paper.

  8. IlsaLund says:

    “Why even get married if you’re not going to have a cake?“

    Totally agree with this. I get it that not everyone is into sweets..fine I accept that. But it pains me to go to a wedding reception and there’s no fricking CAKE! I don’t want cupcakes, or some fancy off the wall confection….just a delicious sugar filled wedding cake.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      Thirty years ago, my sister said she wouldn’t go to her own wedding if she wasn’t allowed to have a chocolate cake. So yes, I would agree the cake is the best part.

    • Chica71 says:

      Not a wedding without yellow cake and vanilla frosting. I’ll take cupcakes too. It’s not real wedding without 🍰 .

      They are so blah.. If she’s pregnant, it would be most interesting part of this

    • Claire says:

      Sorry, but disagree, I HATE cake and had none at my wedding. Wedding cakes are over priced for basic Betty crocker garbage

      • minx says:

        It depends on the baker. Some wedding cakes are dry and boring but I’ve had some that are heavenly.

      • Skwinkee says:

        @claire same. My cake was made of stacks of cheese wheels because I like cheese not cake.

        It was the one thing I insisted on. Ha ha. The power. The POWER to deny cake.

    • JennyJenny says:

      I wholeheartedly agree! I used to work wedding banquets in high school, and part of our job was to wrap pieces of wedding cake for guests to take home.

      Became quite the connoisseur of wedding cakes! YUM!!!

      When I see cupcakes or some other ‘trendy’ substitute for the wedding cake, I’m sooo disappointed.

  9. Lena says:

    Didn’t he JUST get divorced? Then marries within a year of the first date when they are still in the honeymoon phase. There’s lots of
    Red flags with this one.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Not really. He’s ex-wife started dating right away so chances are the relationship was long over before the “official” end date. And by then you have a better idea of what you want in life with more maturity.

    • Fleur says:

      I’m with @Original T.C. on this. The reports leading up to the time of his divorce indicated he and Anna had struggled in their marriage for some time and wanted different things. And i can say–having watched a widowed grandfather remarry within a year (which I realize is not the same thing, but still)–some men just like to be married. He probably realized in those last years with his ex the qualities that he didn’t want, and once he found what he wanted in Katherine , he was all in.

      I think his willingness to marry soon makes a lot of sense regardless if she’s pregnant or not (I don’t think she’s pregnant, for the record)

    • Julie says:

      It’s been almost 2 years since he and Anna announced they were legally separating, and they emphasised ‘legally’ in their statement, so I think their relationship ended at least 2 and a half years ago. There’d been rumours they were struggling for at least a year before that too.

      I don’t think that’s too fast to move on.

  10. It’sjustblanche says:

    I give it a little over five years.

  11. TaniaOG says:

    Good luck to her. He is totally cray and I don’t know how he still has a career.

  12. Pineapple says:

    I actually think this might last. Am I crazy??? They are both super religious. Nothing like a supernatural deity to help hold a marriage together. Marriage is farking hard, everything helps!!! I suspect it will also help to have nannies and a gorgeous farm to wake up at, have a great coffee and watch the kids run around with the goats. My Gosh, I think I want to be married to Chris Pratt. Either that or I need some goats.

    • Eliza says:

      She’s never seemed too religious. Kennedys are known to be Catholic in general but that doesn’t mean super religious. He is though. And they go to his church which is evangelical. And evangelical tend to think the catholic church is corrupt (given Hillsongs leader drives porches not sure if that church holds the same belief). Aside from religion she does charity work and rescues animals and he shoots squirrels so not sure what a match they are unless he’s planning on running for office and wanted a political partner.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I seem to recall an interview Maria gave a long time ago, when she & Arnold were married & the kids were young–maybe about the time she was First Lady of California; she said skipping church on Sundays was not an option. Perhaps as they’ve grown up, her kids have decided to make their own decisions & Katherine has had enough of the Catholic Church.

    • Kebbie says:

      Her dad had to literally sleep with and knock up an old maid to separate her parents and I’m pretty sure they still aren’t divorced, so yeah, I think she’ll probably stick around forever. Say what you will about Chris Pratt, but I don’t think he’s the type to do anything like what her dad has done.

    • Kk2 says:

      Agree. I think they will last. Seem like a good match. And never got any impression Pratt was a bad husband the first time around – whatever you think of his politics. His first marriage was fairly long lasting (by Hollywood standards) and the divorce was certainly civil if not amicable. No mudslinging on either side. They aren’t that young. They are religious. He’s been married before. I don’t think a quick wedding is a red flag for them.

    • Niturnia says:

      Pineapple, get some goats. They’ll be less messy than Pratt.😊

  13. Jb says:

    Dating to married within a year WOW. My friend is getting married and the engagement has been longer than the actual time they’ve known each other( their entire relationship first date to marriage date will be within 19months). I’m worried for her and yes I realize “when you know you know” but it happened so quickly I get the sense it’s more about just not being alone then finding the “one”. Anyways I had a brunch with another friend detailing how bad her marriage has gotten after marrying some guy she knew was a serial cheater/awful. Take your time ladies and never settle!!!! (I’m married btw so I’m not anti marriage).

    • Eliza says:

      I agree. While of course there are exceptions to the rule, there’s a reason for the old saying: marry in haste, repent in leisure.

      Its a lifelong commitment, supposedly, really know the person. Not just in good but in bad, and sometimes it takes time for the “bad” to show up, so you really see who they are on your worst day, and visa versa.

      • Tessa says:

        I think each person and circumstance is different, and in cases like this, age and past experience DO matter. I dated a man for 10 years in my 20s before getting engaged — and we called off our engagement shortly before the wedding. I met my husband in my mid-30s, and we were married less that a year and a half after meeting. We now have 2 children and have been happily married for 5 years. You can be with a person for a very, very long time before recognizing (or admitting) something is wrong. And (with age and experience) you can sometimes also recognize when something is right very quickly.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      Married 17 years, 18 in October (yikes ha ha). We got married within just over a year, after six month of long (transatlantic) distance and (almost!) six months living together. It can happen, we have outlasted a lot of friends’ marriages who were together for years before getting hitched. You can’t really predict it in my experience, but I know I might be on the exception to the rule side! 🙂

    • Wow says:

      Ehhh, i went from dating to marriage in under a year. 12 years later we have outlasted all of our friends. Including the friends I either cut out or lost because they were so petulant about the “too fast” stuff and constantly nit picking my husband, his clothes, his past, his upbringing and scores of other things desperately trying to convince me I was making a mistake.

      I understand you have your friends best interest at heart, but I have been on her side. She is an adult. It’s not your place and business other than to just be her friend. If it IS a poor match people being contrary to the relationship will probably just fuel the us against the world angle and solidify it more and alienate this person.

      Also, you aren’t in their home. Most people’s issues with my husband are decades old drug charges and his socioeconomically less advantaged upbringing. He was assumed and branded a gangbanger and I was “rebelling and slumming it” in reality he has an engineering degree and had to overcome repeated blows from systemic racism…. but no one took the time to chill out and let me live and get to know us as a couple.

      The whole thing really hurt and I lost almost all my friends because I didn’t choose to date 5 years then be engaged for several more. A lot of relationships work straight off and a lot of couples get divorced months after getting married having dated for decades. There is no proof that not dating for years makes you more solid. Its really unfair to pick at relationships just because they didn’t date long enough in your opinion. It really really hurts to be on the other side of that.

      • Carmen says:

        My parents married six months after they met and were happily married for 35 years until my dad passed away.

    • Busy Bee says:

      My grandparents got married one month after they met and were married for 70 years. They said when you know you know.

      • buensenso says:

        sometimes you know and you see it clearly. that’s the best scenario. I wish to live that kind of love.

    • Ange says:

      I tend to agree only because Pratt has a son already. I think when kids are involved you can never be too careful. At a year I’d probably only have a casual passing acquaintance with any partner’s kid, I certainly wouldn’t be at moving in and married level.

  14. Carobell says:

    About the light menu, I see that as trying to make the guests comfortable. It’s Hollywood, everyone’s on some sort of restrictive diet most likely, so why not serve food people might actually eat?

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I don’t know what it is, and I have no real identifiable reason as to why, but I don’t like him. He has zero flavor imo. Like dry, unseasoned white rice.

  16. Manda says:

    Happy for him!!

    Also, I worked on a farm and raise some animals – we eat less meat than the average person in our lives because we know what it takes to grow an animal for food. I’d assume the same for Pratt. But maybe I’m wrong 🤷‍♀️

    • bears says:

      This! People who actually farm tend to recognize both the hard work and the privilege that goes in to being able to have meat on your table. He probably figured at least 1/2 the wedding guests wouldn’t eat meat so why waste it?

  17. FHMom says:

    Wait. Didn’t she have a large bridal shower a short while ago? How do they get away with not inviting all those people to the wedding? Isn’t it usually the opposite — small shower, bigger wedding?

  18. Teel says:

    LOLLL ” . . . for her first wedding.”

  19. Malachite says:

    The *only* reason right now I would like to marry a fantastic man (and I will meet him someday!) is cake! Cake, cake, cake, 🎂 CAKE!!!!

  20. Lindy says:

    Super religious, generically attractive couple has probable shotgun wedding.

    Team cake!

  21. Michael says:

    These two seem almost perfectly matched. I bet this is going to be a very long and successful marriage

  22. Mash says:

    Sooo yea I’m totally planning this and the honeymoon myself with some small insight from the Mr. Its all gravy because I know what well both dig and he doesnt feel the need to control in that aspect. And sorry ladies not doing a cake…were not pastry people but still getting married doe!!!!LOL

  23. lowercaselila says:

    I wish them luck and I hope they married for the right reasons.

  24. Coji says:

    I thought I read that they were saving it for the wedding night. Not that it’s any of my business.

  25. Alyse says:

    She has great hair 🙂 the epitome of that healthy looking rich person blowout

  26. Laura says:

    Psuedo-christians. They deserve each other.

  27. elimaeby says:

    My first though when I read about the “lighter options as well like raspberries, blueberries and red currant” was “I hope they had an actual cake, not just for the guests’ sake, but for Kaiser’s blood pressure.” LOL.