Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) and Justin Mikita
08/01/2013 at 11:30 AM EDT
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is officially basking in the newlywed glow
– with a little help from his brand-new wedding ring.
"I keep looking down at my hand and I can’t believe there’s a wedding ring on my finger," he told PEOPLE at the 2013 Do Something Awards
in Hollywood Wednesday.
The Modern Family
star, 37, who plays uptight lawyer Mitchell Pritchett on the Emmy-winning show, wed real-life attorney Justin Mikita, 27, in New York on July 20. Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner officiated as famous friends including Julie Bowen and Cat Deeley looked on.
Although it's early, Ferguson has already formed an opinion about his newly married status.
"It’s been great," he declared. "It's only been 11 days. It's been great. It already felt like we were married, so it just feels official and legal now."
The couple has been together for three years and became engaged
last year while vacationing in Mexico.
With reporting by GABRIELLE OLYA