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'My dream dress': Actress Debby Ryan wed Joshua Dun in fairytale Elie Saab gown

The 'Suite Life' star married the Twenty One Pilots drummer on New Year’s Eve in a secret ceremony

Debby Ryan wed Twenty One Pilots drummer Joshua Dun in December. Instagram / Elie Saab
Debby Ryan wed Twenty One Pilots drummer Joshua Dun in December. Instagram / Elie Saab

They have been husband and wife for several months, but Debby Ryan and Joshua Dun have only just confirmed they tied the knot.

The American actress and musician exchanged vows on December 31, 2019, in a secret ceremony, though kept the news under wraps until this week.

"We decided in December to get married [in Austin, US] on New Year’s Eve," the Suite Life on Deck and Jessie star told Vogue in a new interview. “The time just felt right."

Ryan, 27, and Dun, the drummer in band Twenty One Pilots, were engaged for a year before their big day.

For the occasion, the actress turned to one of the region's most renowned couturiers for her dress.

Ryan said "I do" in a fairytale Elie Saab gown, featuring a voluminous skirt and train balanced by a demure bodice with a boat neckline.

“The day the collection dropped on Vogue, I saved it,” she said of finding the gown. “For a long time, it was the only image of a wedding dress I had saved anywhere, and the only image in a folder titled ‘wedding’ on my phone.”

Ryan teamed the gown with a simple veil, loose waves and pearl jewellery.

"You don't realise how long the train is until you try to get the whole dress off the floor," she added. "I was just in awe that I got to marry my person in the dream Elie Saab dress."

The label, helmed by Lebanese designer Saab, also shared a look at the gown, which comes from the spring / summer 2019 collection.

"Congratulations to the beautiful bride Debby Ryan and her husband Joshua Dun, spreading laughter and joy on their special day," the label posted on Instagram.

Dun also paid tribute to his bride after the Vogue interview was published, writing on Twitter: "She’s beautiful, sophisticated, hilarious, irreverent, punk rock, witty, hard-working, ever-growing, supportive, strong, and perfect. And ... I married her. New Year’s Eve was the best night of my life. I’ll love you forever."

The couple became engaged in December 2018 in New Zealand, where Dun proposed in a treehouse.

"He is where all the voices narrow into one sound. My only simplicity, where the important things are clear and the other things aren’t that important," Ryan wrote on Instagram at the time.

He’s my heart outside my body. He’s a cold water awakening and a warm bed; he’s the place I can rest."

Updated: May 24, 2020 11:11 AM

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