Glee star Jane Lynch celebrated her wedding to Dr Lara Embry in an intimate ceremony on the Memorial Day holiday.
The long-term couple said their vows in front of 18 of their closest friends and relatives at the Blue Heron restaurant in Sunderland, Massachusetts. Lynch's role as caustic cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester has made her the star of hit TV show Glee, but Deborah Snow, who owns the restaurant with her wife Barbara White, said the 49-year-old couldn't have been more different from her TV persona.
'They're both extremely warm-hearted, down-to-earth women,' Ms Snow said. 'Jane, with all her star power these days, is probably one of the pleasantest stars I've met, she's just really sweet.'
The couple chose the location as Massachusetts was the first U.S. state to legalise lesbian marriage and Dr Embry, a psychologist, attended the nearby Smith college. 'She was familiar with this area and it was a little fate,' said Ms Snow. 'We're a lesbian couple who own the restaurant and we've done 30 to 40 lesbian weddings.'
The restaurateur watched the ceremony, along with the couple's friends and family. 'It was just sweet and very touching,' she said. 'They're both extremely warm-hearted, down-to-earth women.'
The wedding took the newlyweds just two months to organise. They ate duck, sea bass and a three-tiered vanilla cake with chocolate mousse filling. Lynch and Dr Embry announced their engagment in April. Dr Embry is a mother of two, born during a previous relationship.
Editor: Good luck to them both!