Autumn Reeser and Jesse Warren
06/08/2009 AT 01:55 PM EDT
When The O.C.
's Autumn Reeser decided to tie the knot with her longtime sweetheart, writer-director Jesse Warren, she had one request: She wanted to get married under a tree.
On May 9, her dream came true when she exchanged self-penned vows with
Warren, 31, under a 200-year old oak at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, Calif.
Wearing a wedding gown by designer Carolina Herrera, Reeser, 28, walked down a winding aisle, which was decorated with herbs and white rose petals, in front of 200 friends and family.
"It was an incredible day, filled with so much love and joy," says Reeser, who played Taylor Townsend on the FOX hit show. "It surpassed all my expectations."
After cocktails, guests enjoyed a sit-down dinner at wooden farm tables inside the Inn's Hacienda ballroom. Wedding planner Heidi Mayne of red25events
used natural, organic elements, including wooden boxes filled with orange blooms, and hundreds of candles to create a beautiful farmhouse atmosphere.
After dinner, it was time to hit the dancefloor. Says the bride: "I loved dancing with my husband and our friends and family at the reception."
Next up for the actress? Reeser will appear in HBO's Entourage
, playing Lizzie Grant, a junior agent at Miller/Gold. She also costars in Universal's prequel film Smokin' Aces: Blowback