‘Yellowjackets’ Actress Samantha Hanratty Marries Christian DeAnda: ‘It Was Magical’ – PEOPLE

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Samantha Hanratty has tied the knot!

The Yellowjackets star, 28, married Christian DeAnda on Saturday at the Terra Mia Vineyards in Paso Robles, California. The couple said ‘I do’ surrounded by 140 guests, including a number of Hanratty’s costars from the Showtime series, according to The Knot.

The bride wore an ethereal Chic Nostalgia wedding dress — called the Dior — featuring a plunging neckline and a sweeping tulle skirt embellished with Swiss dots and 3D flowers. The back of the dress was detailed with delicate corset lacing, adding to the romantic aesthetic.

“When I put on the first dress, we all loved it. But when I put on the second dress, everyone gasped,” she told The Knot of her dress shopping experience at the Epiphany Boutique in San Luis Obispo, California. “It was ‘the dress.'”

Samatha Hanratty wore a tulle wedding dress detailed with Swiss dots.

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Hanratty’s four sisters, who were part of the bridal party, wore emerald green Birdy Grey dresses, while the groomsmen wore Men’s Wearhouse suits in a coordinating green tone. DeAnda, meanwhile, looked dapper in a dark suit — also from Men’s Wearhouse — with a black shirt and tie.

The couple booked their wedding venue — where Hanratty happened to serve a few weddings while working for a catering company in college — more than a year in advance because they were so smitten by the picturesque wine-country setting.

Samantha Hanratty and Christian DeAnda on their wedding day.

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“I wasn’t sure I wanted to have my wedding at a vineyard, but the moment I saw the property, I knew it was the place,” the actress explained. “We reserved it 18 months before our wedding to hold it. It was definitely worth it, because it was magical.”

To let the natural scenery shine, Hanratty and DeAnda opted to keep the decor minimal, with simple seasonal floral arrangements, gold votives and twinkly lights.

The wedding ceremony was a true family affair. As guests arrived, Hanratty’s father performed musical selections together with his best friend from high school. The ceremony was officiated by Hanratty’s cousin, Christopher Senderling, and another cousin, Dylan Senderling, read a message honoring family and friends who are no longer here.

Samantha Hanratty and Christian DeAnda embrace at their wedding.

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Hanratty’s mother also had a big hand in planning the event, from coordinating with vendors to creating the stationery. “I’m the fifth daughter to get married, so she knows what she’s doing,” Hanratty said. “My mom loves doing DIY projects, and we’ve been so lucky to have her do it all.”

As their loved ones looked on, Hanratty and DeAnda recited handwritten vows, making for an emotional moment. “The tears were flowing,” Hanratty recalled.

Samantha Hanratty and Christian DeAnda celebrate with their wedding party.

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At their reception, the newlyweds highlighted local vendors such as Sextant Wines. Rib Line Catering put together a lavish spread of food including a pasta bar, mushroom risotto, oak grilled salmon and a late-night snack of jackfruit tacos. “The food was absolutely incredible. Our chef, Brian Appiano, is a master at his craft,” they told The Knot.

Hanratty and DeAnda enjoyed their first dance to the Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong romantic classic “The Nearness of You.” Hanratty’s father also wrote an original song for his daughter, which he debuted during the reception.

Samantha Hanratty and Christian DeAnda pose on their wedding day.

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As the dancing kicked off, DJ Joel West played a mix of music genres, along with a Hanratty family favorite — “Shout.”

“I have a huge family. My mom is one of nine kids. All of my aunts and uncles get into the song,” the Another Girl star explained.

The couple first met in 2020 after Hanratty moved home to California during the pandemic lockdowns. While testing the waters of the dating apps, she came across DeAnda, a post-production assistant, on Bumble and was intrigued.

Samantha Hanratty poses with her guests, including some of her ‘Yellowjackets’ costars.

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They went for a hike for their first date, and Hanratty recalled how comfortable their connection was from the start. “The conversation was easy,” she told The Knot. “We laughed a lot.”

DeAnda echoed the sentiment. “I love how open she is with me — we talk about anything on the face of the earth,” he said. “That makes me feel comfortable and lets me know that there is no off-limits topic between us. We also have a lot of similar interests.”

“I’m a huge nerd, and she’s fallen into that world with me,” he added.

As she reflected on her dream wedding, Hanratty said her favorite moment was when she and DeAnda locked eyes for the first time as she began to walk down the aisle in her dress.

“It’s not something you can really describe — it’s something that’s felt, and I think everyone there felt it too,” she recalled to The Knot.

The pair is planning a honeymoon on the French Polynesian island of Mo’orea.

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