Surprise: Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie are Married! Secret Elopement ‘Was Beautiful,’ He Says
Surprise! Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie are now husband and wife.
The couple, who got engaged last October, fled to Santa Barbara and got married in a seaside resort on June 2. "It was beautiful," said Quaid PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue.
After planning a wedding in Hawaii in April and a second reception for family and friends in Nashville, the two had to postpone the celebration once the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. On June 2, Quaid (66) and Savoie (27) exchanged traditional vows and Bulgarian rings with only their pastor as witnesses.
"She just looked her in the eye and was the most breathtaking bride," says Quaid, who chose a Hugo Boss suit.
Wearing a dress selected by One Day and wearing a bouquet of roses and calla lilies designed by S.R. Hogue & Co.'s florist Savoie, a doctoral student, was moved by the message from her official, "what it really means to bring your life together," she says. "To face another person."
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Quaid - who is currently hosting the podcast The Dennissance on Audio Up, a company he co-founded - and Savoie met at a business event before they started their relationship in May 2019. "It was love at first sight," says the actor, who had been married three times before.
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Savoie is from St. Louis and attended Pepperdine University, where she worked as a class validator. She then did a master's degree in accounting at the University of Notre Dame. "I just love who she is as a person," added Quaid. "Her character, her intelligence, of course her beauty. And her view of the world."
Savoie insists that "she has never met someone who is so in love with life. It is as if nothing can overthrow him," she says. "Just living with someone who lives that way inspires me. It changes my perspective and brings so much joy every day."
More exclusive photos of the couple's wedding can be found in this week's issue of PEOPLE on Friday at the kiosk.
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