Neil Patrick Harris, Kelly Ripa

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Shortly after E! News revealed that Neil Patrick Harris married David Burtka over the weekend, one of the groom's guests, Kelly Ripa, shared new details about the ceremony on Live! With Kelly and Michael.

"I spent the weekend in Italy. I went to a destination wedding—the wedding of Neil Patrick Harris and his partner, David Burtka!" she told the audience, who cheered. "They got married, yes! Breaking news!"

As E! News previously reported, Ripa said "it was a very quiet" and "very private" event.

Harris and Burtka, who began dating 10 years ago, wore custom Tom Ford tuxedos. Their friend and mentor, How I Met Your Mother producer and director Pam Fryman, officiated the wedding ceremony.

With Harris' permission, Ripa revealed that "it was a beautiful, beautiful family affair in Perugia, Italy." The bubbly blond said, "They rented a castle—or, I think they rented it! I hope we didn't break into a castle. It was a really beautiful. Sir Elton John performed. There were fireworks. The food was amazing."

"There were magic tricks, because you know, Neil is way into magic," Ripa added.

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Wedding

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She also shared a cute story about the newlyweds' fraternal twins, 3-year-old Gideon and Harper.

"Harper was going to be the flower girl and Gideon was going to be the ring bearer, and he said, 'I don't want to be the ring bearer!' And they said, 'OK, well, what do you want to be?' And he said, 'I want to be the orange boy.' And he passed out oranges to everybody as he came down the aisle," Ripa, 43, recalled. "He came up with it on his own. He had his little tux and his top hat and he was passing out oranges."

"Later on during the night, we were dancing I said to him, 'Look, Gideon, I saved your orange because I'm going to keep it forever," the TV host continued. "And he goes, 'Oh, you shouldn't! It's so delicious!'"

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Wedding


"Their wedding vows were so beautiful," Ripa said of Harris, 41, and Burtka, 39. "It was a beautiful wedding. The speeches were very moving. They are such a nice family. They are such a beautify family."

Paraphrasing John and David Furnish, Ripa told co-host Michael Strahan, "'[They] got up and said, you know, many, many years ago, this would not be possible. We're so thankful and grateful to everybody for supporting us and our families, and how our children have each other to sort of look to each other as another example of a family like ours and how the definition of a family is changing, always."

Ripa concluded, "I was so happy for them."

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