Julie Benz and Rich Orosco
05/05/2012 at 10:00 PM EDT
Actress Julie Benz married Rich Orosco on Saturday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The couple tied the knot at 6 p.m. at the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The wedding featured a Mexican theme, in a nod to Cinco de Mayo and to the groom, a marketing executive, who is of Mexican heritage.
The house itself is known as the Jaws House, given that its striking facade, which also has been compared to a Mayan temple, looks like the gaping open mouth of a great white shark.
Engaged since last June
, the former Dexter
star, 40, met Orosco five years ago, her rep confirmed to PEOPLE at the time the engagement was announced.
Orosco, 39, popped the question with a customized Kwiat cushion-cut diamond and platinum engagement ring – complete with a diamond frame and milgrain edge band – in the backyard of the home they share in L.A.
"It was absolutely perfect," Benz told PEOPLE.
Reporting by PERNILLA CEDENHEIM and MARISA LAUDADIO