The stars wed on Nov. 4 in Palm Springs in a ceremony and reception filled with neon hues and personal touches
"We're not very serious people," Nico Santos joked to PEOPLE of his Nov. 4 wedding to Zeke Smith, "which is why we both work in comedy, so we're calling it our silly bougie wedding."
The pair delivered, with a colorful weekend celebration that included nods to their heritages — Filipino design aesthetics to reflect Santos' background and leather, fringe and Western movie-themed posters as a hat tip to Smith's — in Palm Springs, California.
The two-time Survivor contestant, 35, and the Superstore actor, 44 — who got engaged during the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards — welcomed 140 family members, friends and costars to the Parker Hotel for a tiki-themed welcome party, intimate ceremony and rousing celebration.
Here, all the photos from the couple's nuptials.
"The wedding has made us grow as a couple," Smith told PEOPLE ahead of the big day. "And in any growth situation, there are going to be speed bumps and it's going to be hard. But it has really kind of forged us to the next level of intimacy and trust. All that matters is you, me, I do's and forever."
Smiles for Miles
"Weddings and getting married, I never thought this would be part of my life," Santos said, as Smith noted, "[marriage] wasn't a reality for us until less than 10 years ago. It wasn't something really, once we understood ourselves to be queer, we thought was part of our timeline. But now that we've done all this planning and the meaning and the significance of the day is dawning upon us, I'm just really excited."
The pair truly made it their own, too.
"For me, I really wanted to have this churchy moment during the ceremony where everybody stands up and sings 'The Greatest Love of All' together," Smith added.
Take the Cake
Dessert was a brightly decorated cake boasting layers of mocha with hazelnut mousse and chocolate buttercream, fresh berries with raspberry jam and vanilla pastry cream, and vanilla buttercream ube with ube pastry cream.
Tablescapes came courtesy Nicole Gillis from Nicole Alexandra Designs, with a neutral base of wood that was built up with bright colors.
Jake from Cobra Lily Flowers brought in blooms in unique textures and colors to further brighten the space.
A seated dinner included citrus BBQ duck confit, pan seared sea bass, USDA prime New York strip and roasted spaghetti squash.
Among the guests were Santos' Superstore colleagues, creator Justin Spitzer and cast members Ben Feldman, Colton Dunn, Nichole Sakura, Jon Barinholtz, Kaliko Kauahi, Irene White and Lauren Ash, who was also in the wedding party.
Former Survivor contestants Hannah Shapiro and Bret LaBelle were on hand, too.
Show of Support
Also there to support the couple: friend Ali Wong.
Dance the Night
Midway through the reception, the pair wanted to "inject a new wave of energy" so they surprised guests with a special performance.
"We’re both big lovers of drag and, considering it's Palm Springs Pride, wanted to find a way to incorporate local drag entertainers into our wedding celebration," the couple explained. Smith enlisted his friend and season 1 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Ongina for help putting together a "small roster of amazing queens" to perform.
Giving a Lift
The newlyweds had some sweet moves to show off themselves!
"Actually having the ceremony, making it legal, it's about becoming a family," Smith told PEOPLE. "We're in it forever. Through thick and thin and easy and hard. We're going to be the person that's there for the other one."
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