Here comes the bride!
Sara Rue is marrying her fiance, Kevin Price, Saturday night in Malibu, Calif. in a hummingbird themed ceremony.
The 32-year-old actress got engaged to Price, a teacher, in August 2009. The Rules of Engagement star has shed over 50 lbs. in the last year leading up to her big day.
"One of the first things Sara ever told me was that she was obsessed with butterflies and hummingbirds," Rue's wedding planner Rachel Hollis told Us Weekly. "She specifically loves hummingbirds… She had this idea of a vintage inspired garden party and it evolved from there."
"It's very spring," Hollis added of the Shedding For The Wedding host's wedding. "There's a lot of yellows, Tiffany blue, pops of color along with all these kind of whimsical, vintage elements. And the hummingbirds have made an appearance in everything from her invitations to the cake... It’s something that’s really special to her."
So why the hummingbird theme? "One of the things she’s told me is that she’s not very religious but she feels like if you want to believe in something bigger than yourself, look to nature… She loves [hummingbirds.] She just thinks they’re so sweet. It’s really cool and a unique theme."
"I wouldn't say [the wedding will be] casual, but it's elegant and really intimate," Hollis said. "They didn't invite 700 people. They wanted it to be their closest friends… I think the final guest count is 112."
The duo won't see each other until Rue walks down the aisle. In lieu of the traditional "Here Comes the Bride," a classical trio will play contemporary songs. A friend of the couple got ordained online and is performing the ceremony.
As for the reception, guests can expect to play some beer pong! "She has talked a ton about how they met playing beer pong so they wanted that at the reception," Hollis explained. "They actually made the beer pong tables themselves… It's a beautiful beer pong table with a net made out of flowers, not a college frat house one!"
This is the second wedding for Rue, who was married to director Mischa Livingstone from 2001 to 2007.