Christy Romano Marries Brendan Rooney

Christy Romano Marries Brendan Rooney
Christy Romano and Brendan Rooney
Courtesy of Christy Romano

12/31/2013 AT 05:25 PM EST

Christy Romano is a married woman!

The actress – best known for her childhood role as Ren Stevens on Disney Channel's Even Stevens – wed longtime love Brendan Rooney in Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, the couple confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The pair, who currently live in Los Angeles, exchanged vows at the Fairmont Banff Springs in front of 50 guests.

"I went there when I was performing The Sound of Music in Calgary with Marie Osmond," says Romano. "It was such a magical feeling that stayed with me, so I wanted to recapture that on my wedding day."



The bride, 29, stunned in a Lazaro gown while the groom, 30, looked dashing in a Hugo Boss tuxedo.

Romano's sister, Jennifer Bayles, served as the maid of honor while Rooney's brother, Ryan Umphrey, served as best man.

The new Mr. and Mrs. met while studying at Columbia University in February 2011, and Rooney – who's currently earning an MFA in screenwriting at the American Film Institute – popped the question nine months later in Italy.

"I was the assistant director on an on-campus documentary about veterans," says Romano, who just finished voicing the audiobook for the Mara Dyer trilogy. "Brendan was the president of the Military Veterans at Columbia and we met while we were interviewing him."

After the ceremony: a multicourse meal including tuna and avocado tartar, beef tenderloin and grilled prawns and a white chocolate wedding cake with raspberry filling.

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