'Tori & Dean: Inn Love' star Tori Spelling becomes a minister
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/10/2007
Tori Spelling is officially an officiant.
"I am now officially ordained. Yep, that's right....Reverend Tori Spelling!" the Tori & Dean: Inn Love co-star wrote Monday on her MySpace.com page. "I did it last week online and my official certificate is in the mail. I'm so proud. I can't wait to hang it."
It didn't take long for Spelling to put her new title to use, as the 34-year-old actress said she officiated her first wedding over the weekend at Chateau La Rue -- the Fallbrook, CA bed-and-breakfast she runs with her husband, actor Matt McDermott, which serves as the setting for Oxygen's Tori & Dean: Inn Love reality series.
"I was so honored when the couple asked me to officiate," wrote Spelling. "We did it on the front steps of the Chateau as 40 of their friends looked on seated in a lounge like atmosphere. It was so beautiful as I united Tony and Dex as life partners in love. They wrote their own beautiful vows and there was so much love surrounding them that there wasn't a dry eye in the driveway!"
Spelling added that the wedding's reception -- complete with music and cocktails -- was also held on the Chateau's grounds, where guests dined on everything from sea bass and vegetable lasagna to hanger steak and tuna tartare. Needless to say, Spelling apparently enjoyed the reception just as much as the couple she wed.
"I was beyond nervous [for the ceremony]," she wrote. "I've done live theater and presented at The Emmys and this by far was my scariest moment simply because they had bestowed such an honor upon me and I didn't want to let them down."
Tori & Dean: Inn Love's first season premiered in late March on Oxygen and followed the couple as they left Hollywood to become innkeepers at Chateau La Rue, which is located in the picturesque wine vineyards of southern California. Inn Love's second season -- scheduled to premiere Tuesday, August 14 -- will feature the family's newest edition: son Liam Aaron McDermott, who was born March 13. Spelling said Liam got his first taste of the spotlight at the wedding.
"Dean and I took Liam out onto the dance floor and he had his first dance in our arms," she wrote. "The three of us swayed and smiled to Madonna."
Spelling further described her first foray into officiating as "a magical evening of pure love."