Stars of Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’ tie the knot in NYC
On Monday, two Broadway co-stars became husband and wife.
Erika Henningsen and Kyle Selig, who played Cady Heron and Aaron Samuels in the Broadway musical rendition of “Mean Girls,” tied the knot at the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan.
As 130 wedding guests arrived at the chic downtown venue, they were welcomed with pizza and champagne, reports People.
To begin the ceremony, the couple’s dog, Lennox, served as the ring-bearer and strutted down the aisle before Henningsen appeared in a sleek white gown designed by Alyssa Kristin.
The ceremony was officiated by Grey Henson, who co-starred with the couple as Damian.
The evening was defined as “classic, vintage, and fresh” by wedding planner Jason Mitchell Kahn, and centered around a sage green color palette with ivory and gold accents.
Before beginning their work together on the stage, the bride and groom, both 30, incidentally met through mutual friends.
“We actually first met at a music festival in 2016,” Henningsen told People. “Mutual friends introduced us, but we didn’t see one another again until 2017 when we auditioned together for ‘Mean Girls.’”
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The two first tried out for the Washington D.C. world premiere of “Mean Girls” and began dating in between the end of that run and when rehearsals started up a month later for the Broadway production.
“Luckily, that month pretty much solidified for us that it was worth the risk,” Henningsen said.
During Monday’s wedding reception, dinner included a green salad, fusilli with crabmeat, grilled branzino and New York strip steak with porcini mushroom puree.
Instead of topping it off with cake, the couple offered guests mini desserts of hazelnut chocolate mousse cups, fruit tarts, cannolis and cookies-and-cream milkshakes.
As Selig reflected on his new life partner, he expressed gratitude for the way her personality differs from his own.
“Erika lives her life voraciously,” he said. “She reminds me that sometimes you have to fight for things, and that so much joy and excitement is waiting there right on the other side of your comfort zone.”
“He balances me,” Henningsen then said of Selig. “He reminds me who I am when I doubt myself, and helps make a chaotic world feel a bit more manageable because of his optimism and hope. Also he’s sexy. Sorry to our moms who are reading this!”