12/09/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET
12/09/2013 AT 2:30 PM ET
And, as their official wedding photos illustrate, beaming brides Meredith Baxter and Nancy Locke couldn’t look happier as they were getting married on Sunday in Los Angeles.
The Family Ties star, 66, who came out in 2009, tied the knot after dating Locke for seven years.
Nancy Locke (left) and Meredith Baxter
Close friends and family, including Baxter’s five children, attended the intimate ceremony, where the couple exchanged handwritten vows and celebrated their first dance, for which the two took lessons.
As photos show, they also cut the cake together.
“Now I understand why marriage caught on!” Baxter told PEOPLE.
Meredith Baxter (left) and Nancy Locke