Monday, September 26, 2022

Samira Wiley Marries ‘Orange is the New Black’ Writer Lauren Morelli in Palm Springs

Samira Wiley (L) and Lauren Morelli
Samira Wiley (L) and Lauren Morelli

*Congrats to former “Orange is the New Black” star Samira Wiley and the show’s writer Lauren Morelli. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, the longtime couple got married on Saturday in Palm Springs in an outdoor ceremony officiated by Wiley’s parents.

Wiley and Morelli, who also got engaged in Palm Springs last year, both sported Christian Siriano gowns during the confetti-themed affair (an ode to their love of Funfetti cake). They reportedly walked down the aisle to Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It.”

According to Martha Stewart Weddings, the couple wanted their nupitals to be “fun, celebratory and non-traditional.”

The ladies reportedly entered their reception to Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”

Martha Stewart Weddings reports of the reception:

Guests enjoyed dinner under colorful garlands and strands of lights, with vibrant floral-and-citrus centerpieces dotting wood tables set with graphic black-and-white plates, sleek white-and-gold flatware, and colorful, mismatched glassware. The first dance was accented by an explosive blast of confetti.

The actress (starring in the upcoming “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu) and writer/producer will celebrate their nuptials with a honeymoon.

This is the first marriage for Wiley, 29 and the second for Morelli. Morelli was previously married to producer Steve Basilone before they divorced in 2014.

The wedding was planned by Beth Helmstetter Events.





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