Cynthia Nixon and wife skipped tradition on wedding day
In this image released by Disneyland, actress Cynthia Nixon, right, poses with her daughter Samantha, 12, left, her partner Christine Marinoni and son Charlie, 6, foreground, outside Mickey Mouse's home in Toontown during a visit to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.
Published Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:41AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:43AM EDT
Cynthia Nixon and her wife didn't obey tradition on their wedding day.
The actress married her long-term partner Christine Marinoni in New York in May and Nixon revealed the couple didn't try to keep their outfits a secret from each other before the ceremony and even got ready together on their big day.
She said: "My wife and I were not at all traditional about not seeing each other before the wedding. I sent her pictures from my various fittings. I won't say what she said to me about it - it's personal - but she said many nice things.
"The day of the wedding, we dressed together at the venue with our kids upstairs."
However, the couple - who raise 19-month-old son Max, as well as kids Samantha, 16, and nine-year-old Charles from Nixon’s marriage to Danny Mozes together - did follow tradition in some respects.
Nixon explained to America's ELLE magazine: "I did hold on to a different tradition. I managed to wear something borrowed, a brooch that's an heirloom in my wife's family; something blue, my sapphire ring; something new, my dress and something old, me."