Sara Gilbert Marries Linda Perry
updated 03/31/2014 AT 06:15 PM EDT
•originally published 03/31/2014 AT 11:50 AM EDT
The pair, who began dating in 2011, got engaged last April when Perry, 48, popped the question with a music-themed picnic.
"I'm sitting there listening and I'm kind of daydreaming and I'm thinking like, 'If I ever proposed to her this would be an amazing way to do it,' " Gilbert, 39, said. "The people picnicking next to us pull out string instruments from under the blanket, walk over and they start playing 'Love Song.' "
But Perry's surprises didn't stop there. "She goes to her backpack and she pulls out these T-shirts and the first T-Shirt says 'will' and then puts on another T-shirt and it says, 'you,' then 'marry,' 'me.' Gilbert said. "It was the most amazing proposal ever."
Gilbert later shared her engagement news on The Talk.
"I happened to be talking about gay marriage and I thank you all for your support on that issue. That was before I had any idea about any of this. I'm super shy and don't usually want to tell anything," she said. "But I wanted you guys to know because I feel like you're a part of our family here."
The co-hosts of Gilbert's popular CBS show gushed about the nuptials mid-show on Monday while the newlywed was kicking off her honeymoon.
"It was an amazing, amazing night," Aisha Tyler told the audience. "[It was] beautiful and it was at sunset and just overlooking the ocean. I mean we can't tell much about it because we want Sara to talk about it."
Echoed fellow host Julie Chen: "It was magical. It was the most beautiful ceremony ... When she returns on Monday, we're going to show you pictures from the wedding and talk about it."