Jennie Garth and Dave Abrams' Whirlwind Love Story: 'It Just Felt Right'

When Jennie Garth’s mommy-friend asked if she’d go on a blind double date with her, her boyfriend and his buddy Dave Abrams, the actress thought, ‘Sure, why not?’ I thought, ‘I’ll just go for dating practice,’ ” Garth tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“I looked him up online, and he shared a name with a real beefcake-y male stripper, and I was like, ‘Oh no!’ But luckily it wasn’t him.”

All the Romantic Details of Jennie Garth's 'Down-Home' Wedding (PHOTOS)

Some brides prep for their wedding by getting massages and mani-pedis. Jennie Garth hangs lanterns, hand-paints signs and helps rewire outdoor chandeliers.

And that’s just the tip of a gloriously jam-packed To Do list the actress, 43, – and self-professed DIY fanatic – tackled in the days leading up to her July 11 nuptials to actor Dave Abrams.

Jennie Garth Marries Dave Abrams

Jennie Garth and David Abrams, her actor beau of eight months, got married on Saturday night in an intimate ceremony outside of Los Angeles, PEOPLE has exclusively learned.

“It was the perfect night,” the couple tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“We are so happy to have our family and friends surrounding us on this special occasion!”

Jennie Garth Engagement Ring Exclusive: A Closer Look at Her Black Diamond

Jennie Garth on Finding Love: 'I Made Myself Go on a Blind Date'

Fresh home from a beach getaway in Tulum, Mexico, with fiancé David Abrams and her three daughters, Jennie Garth reveals she found her match when she least expected it.

See Jennie Garth's Huge Black Diamond Engagement Ring (PHOTO)

Jennie Garth Engaged to David Abrams

When David Abrams Tweeted a happy birthday message to Jennie Garth on April 3, the writing – or hashtag – was clearly on the wall: #loveumoreandmoreeachday.

Indeed, the Mystery Girls star, 43, and Abrams are engaged, the actors’ reps confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.

Jennie Garth Celebrates Her 43rd Birthday with Boyfriend and a Bikini (PHOTOS)

Jennie Garth’s 43rd year got off to a good start on Friday, as she celebrated with boyfriend Dave Abrams in Tulum, Mexico.

The Mystery Girls actress spent the last week at the Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa, boogie boarding, shopping and enjoying the beach (and showing off her killer bikini body) with Abrams and her three daughters.

Inside Jennie Garth's Romantic Getaway with Her New Boyfriend

She may be a multitasking mom and a home-renovation queen, but Jennie Garth still knows how relax. A-list style, of course.

The actress and producer, 42, just spent a romantic weekend with her new boyfriend, actor David Abrams, in Santa Barbara, California. The pair escaped to the luxury wellness retreat Sky Ranch Fitness, located at the Bacara Resort & Spa.