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Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor James Marsters is starting off the new year as a married man.

The Hawaii Five-O star, 48, wed girlfriend of more than six years, Patricia Rahman, 25, in a small civil ceremony in L.A. January 14, his rep confirms to

Marsters, who has a son from his first marriage, met the fashion design student at a concert in Amsterdam and proposed last summer in Trier, Germany.

"She's very, very wonderful," he has gushed of his new bride.