updated 08/15/2010 AT 12:35 PM ET
•originally published 08/15/2010 AT 2:00 AM ET
Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff are now officially husband and wife.
The actress, 22, and Canadian hockey player, 29, were married Saturday during an intimate ceremony in Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple exchanged vows at the Mediterranean Villa La Quinta around 8 p.m under an arch of flowers and in front of about 100 guests.
“Mike held his arm around Hilary for most of the romantic, candlelit ceremony, and they both looked extremely happy,” says an eyewitness.
The newlyweds spent their wedding night at the nearby historic San Ysidro Ranch.
The couple, who began dating in 2007, first met on a trip when they both visited a resort in Idaho. “We were all on the same plane and it was kind of, I guess, maybe a bit of a fluke. She calls it ironic. No I’m kidding!” he told Hockey Night in Canada in October. “It [was] one of those things where we were all in a group we spent the weekend all hanging out.”
Comrie during a Hawaiian getaway in February – a move that came as a pleasant surprise to both Duff and her family.
“I’ve never met anyone who can say a bad word about him,” Duff gushed in March 2009. “He’s generous, caring and sunny. We just laugh our heads off.”
OK! magazine was first to report the nuptials.