Neil Patrick Harris is spilling details about his wedding to David Burtka
E! Online (Sept. 17, 2014)
The 41-year-old Tony winner and his 39-year-old hubby tied the knot in Italy last week surrounded by close friends, family and their 3-year-old twins, Harper and Gideon. The How I Met Your Mother star says getting married was important for his family.
"We just have been together over 10 years," Harris said this morning on The View. “I think when our kids got to the age where they were having reasonable conversations—where they’re asking lots of why questions—then it seemed like to be able to have a real clear-cut explanation of who their daddy is. I think its great [to say], ‘He’s my husband.’”
As for their Italian ceremony, which included mega-star guests like Elton John, Harris dished, “It was nice. It was very small, intimate. Only 45 people were there. We did a destination wedding so it kind of kept the numbers down. I just wanted to be able to say nice things about David, to David, in front of the people who matter most to us…a declaration to share in front of our kids.”
"When you watch other people say their vows and they get all choked up you think, ‘C’mon, pull it together, man!’" he went on. "Then when you’re standing there and it’s you and you have this piece of paper that’s shaking…you can’t help but just get super-duper choked up. I wasn’t a crying mess or anything, but they’re important words that need to be heard by the person that you’re [marrying]…it was fun."
The couple’s twins played a part in the ceremony, but not without a little bit of drama.
"They were fun. Harper was the flower girl," Harris revealed. "Gideon was supposed to be the ring bearer. He said, ‘I’m the orange boy.’ We said, ‘What in the world is an orange boy?’ He explained this whole thing that he comes down with a basket of oranges and he hands the oranges to everyone…Harper was gonna go first and do the flower petals. She’s much more into Frozen and Tinkerbell and performing…She was very excited to throw flowers at people…We’re about to start. Harper doesn’t go and she panics. She’s starting to cry and we’re all stressed, like, ‘You have to go now! We’ve timed this to the sunset’…I was like, ‘David, let’s pick her up and we’ll all go together.”