Laura Bell Bundy Just Got Married In A Racetrack Wedding

Bundy and Hinkle’s weekend “I do’s” come after about a year-and-a-half-long engagement.
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For BRIDES, by Jamie Cuccinelli.

No word yet if this Broadway songstress was her own wedding singer, but Laura Bell Bundy has officially said “I do!” The Hart of Dixie actress and Legally Blonde: The Musical star has just married her longtime love, Thom Hinkle, at a horse racetrack in Arcadia, California. And — if you ask us — judging by her stunning bridal portrait, Bundy is in the running for the blue ribbon when it comes to wedding dresses.

According to PEOPLE, the Broadway star tied the knot with her TBS executive hubby on Saturday, June 3 at California’s Santa Anita Park racetrack — a pretty fitting venue for this southern belle! For her walk down the aisle (or, in this case, around the racetrack), Bundy chose an allover lace wedding dress by designer Sherri Hill, featuring a strapless sweetheart neckline, glitzy beading, and a silhouette that hugged her curves.

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”I knew I wanted a dress that was more sexy and slinky than ‘Cinderella goofy’ or big,” Bundy shared with PEOPLE. “The dress is elegant with some beading detail and also has a simplicity to it which I wanted.”

Fitting with her racetrack venue, Bundy clutched a horseshoe — presumably for good luck! — in her pink and white peony bouquet, and finished off her big day look with a tulle veil and flower crown of white roses by Crown Collective. “I wanted to add more white to my look once I saw the neutral underlay on the dress,” the bride explained.

Bundy and Hinkle’s weekend “I do’s” come after about a year-and-a-half-long engagement. Bundy first announced her to-be-wedded status on New Year’s Eve 2015, with a sweet Instagram post in which she debuted her stunning (and huge!) engagement ring. “Four years ago I met this amazing man @thomhinkle,” Bundy captioned the snapshot. “Initially, it was his biting wit, charm & beating me at Dance Dance revolution at Jerry’s Deli that swept me off my feet, but it’s his thoughtfulness, massively generous heart & the fact he switched from Scotch to KY Bourbon that has kept me falling in love with him more everyday.”

"He is my rock," Bundy continued. "My Partner. My Best Friend. My roomie. My champion. My greatest most fun challenge. My make-out Partner. He's the reason to my rhyme & he's attempting to make me an honest woman. I said 'YES!' "

Congratulations, you two!

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