Although their six-month romance had ended back in 1998, fate found a way to reunite Heroes cast member Shalim Ortiz with his real life leading lady, Lesley Ann Machado. The couple’s romance, which blossomed once again in late 2005, came to fruition on July 19, 2008 as the pair pledged their love in the courtyard of The Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Monticello, Florida, TVnotas reports.
As the traditional strains of “The Wedding March” began to play, the bride (the current host of The Fine Living Network’s American Shopper) was escorted by her father past the intimate group of family and friends who admired her Oleg Cassini wedding dress. Standing by her groom, the bride’s diaphanous veil danced in the light breeze as she slipped a platinum band on the actor’s left hand, while he presented his love with a platinum ring embellished with 10 diamonds.
Once pronounced husband and wife, the newlyweds nibbled on red velvet, cream-covered cupcakes after enjoying a post-nuptial feast. The evening’s entertainment, however, was the piece de resistance, as the groom’s mother– Escandalo TV host Charytin Goyco— sang “Es un Historia de la Amor” to the delight of the crowd, followed by a performance by the groom, who serenaded his wife as she looked on lovingly from her chair on the patio, which was bathed in the light of a full moon as the evening progressed.