August 16, 2008
General Hospital actress Julie Berman married commercial real estate broker Michael Grady in Los Angeles on Aug. 15, her rep Nicole Nassar tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Berman, 24, who plays the troubled daughter of Luke and Laura Spencer on the popular daytime show, wed Grady, 27, in a Roman Catholic ceremony in the Sacred Heart Chapel at L.A.'s Loyola Marymount University. A reception at a private home in Pacific Palisades followed.
"Mike is my best friend, and ultimately he is my soul mate," Berman tells PEOPLE. "He's the guy I want to do everything with - the guy I want to be with when he's old and wrinkly."
Berman wore a silk tulle wedding dress and veil by Monique Lhuillier. The groom wore a chocolate brown Hugo Boss suit, while Berman's eight bridesmaids wore floor-length brown dresses by Amsale.
The couple's five-tiered cake, with alternating layers of strawberries and cream and passion fruit, was a gift from Berman's brother and sister-in-law's local Vanilla Bake Shop.
The big day, planned by Kelly Michelle Weddings, featured a color palette of peach, chocolate brown, cream and celery green and included centerpieces of peaches, roses, moss and berries by R. Jack Balthazar.
Guests including GH co-stars Rebecca Herbst (who plays Elizabeth Webber), Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine), Greg Vaughan (Lucky Spencer), and Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) and her boyfriend, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus guitarist Elias Reidy, took home favors of fresh-baked scones and organic peach preserves.
Berman says she and Grady hope to start a family - someday. "I want little kiddies running around, but not anytime soon," she says. "I'd like some time to enjoy married life before the kids start coming."
The couple, who were engaged in London on Cinco de Mayo 2007, will honeymoon in Hawaii next month. This is the first marriage for both.