Danica McKellar of The Wonder Years tied the knot on Saturday in Hawaii. She is now the wife of lawyer Scott Sveslosky. Known best for her role as Winnie Cooper, McKellar didn’t get to marry Kevin Arnold (played on the hit TV show by actor Fred Savage), but would likely say she found–at the very least–a close match.
The couple said ‘I do’ in front of 25 close family members and friends on Kauai, according to a rep for McKellar.
“It was absolutely magical,” Danica McKellar said. “We were married at 6:30 a.m. in a sunrise ceremony. The forecast predicted rain, but there was not a drop of water in the clear sky. The sun came peaking up over the mountains just as I was walking down the aisle, alongside both my parents.”
This is the second time down the aisle for Danica McKellar. She was previously married to Mike Verta, with whom she shares son Draco, who is four. Scott has a son named Hunter, from a previous marriage. Hunter is 10.
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“Scott and I exchanged our vows and then we exchanged family vows with our sons Hunter and Draco–we wrote everything ourselves,” Danica said. “We also performed a sand ceremony where the four of us poured different colored sand into a vase which we will keep at home.”
“Before we met, Scott had wanted to learn ballroom dancing, and when I got on DWTS, he was even more inspired,” Danica also said. “Once I left the show–and my broken rib healed–we took lessons together. At the reception, our first dance as husband and wife was a choreographed waltz to ‘So This Is Love’ from’ Cinderella,’ which included dips and lifts and other tricks I learned on Dancing With the Stars. Doing the waltz in my wedding gown was certainly a challenge!”
Scott Sveslosky is a partner at the international law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton. He and Danica McKellar got engaged in July. May they enjoy many happy years as husband and wife.