All the wedding details! (Exclusive)

Kimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz are married!

The former Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge costars got married on Friday, April 19, at the Spanish Hills Club in Camarillo, California, surrounded by 92 loved ones.

The couple — who planned their wedding with the help of Kaylen Davidson of Sara Judith Events — tells PEOPLE they were immediately drawn to the private club’s beautiful landscaping.

“You get married above the mountains,” says Brown, 39, of the venue. “It was just so beautiful when we first went there. It was the first location we saw, but we soon found ourselves comparing all the other locations to it.”

Their overall vision for the wedding was ‘understated elegance’, so they let the natural beauty of the venue shine, focusing on a soft color palette of white and soft pink, with black accents for a modern touch.

Their ceremony was held outdoors and the couple took their vows under a wooden gazebo decorated with flowers. Tipsy Tulips Designs provided the arrangements, with the flowers provided by Petal Driven. Rustic Yard Events handled the rentals and linens were supplied by Party Mosiac. More Than Words designed all of the couple’s stationery products.

Kimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz are married.

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“We both love nature, so we definitely wanted to have the ceremony outside among the trees, and it looked out over a valley and all that beauty before we went inside and made it a party,” says Kountz, 45.

The couple’s close friend, Ashley Crenshaw, officiated the ceremony. “She’s known me for a long time and knew Daniel, so it’s a nice, personal touch,” says Brown, whose bridal party included her sister as matron of honor and Kountz’s sister and actress Lacey Chabert as bridesmaids.

Other celebrity guests included Ali Fedotowsky, Ashley Jones, Missi Pyle, Amy Davidson and actress Judith Hoag, who played Brown’s mother in Halloween town.

Brown walked down the aisle to Sara Bareilles’ “I Choose You,” performed by Briana Cuoco, whose sister is actress Kaley Cuoco. She wore a Stella York dress from Lili Bridals.

“The beautiful layers of tulle over the ball gown style skirt really felt like a wedding dress,” Brown says of her dress. “I also felt so comfortable in it, which was very important to me. I wanted a veil that was between floor length and shoulder length, so Lili Bridals custom made the beautiful one I wore. The glittering details of the crystals, beads and pearls along the edge were my favorite!”

When the dancing started, she traded her Badgley Mischka heels for sparkly Betsey Johnson sneakers. Violet Artistry took care of her wedding day glamor.

Kountz and his groomsmen wore SuitShop suits, ties and shoes.

Music was a top priority for the couple’s event. They hired an “amazing” DJ, Tyler Varnell, who is also a saxophonist. “He can play it solo, but he can also play it over the songs,” Brown explains. “He came out for a saxophone solo for our first dance and played live music during the ceremony.”

They performed their first dance as husband and wife to Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are the Best Thing.” “It’s a great song,” says Kountz. “We love it.”

Kimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz.

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They also prioritized the food, including providing plenty of tasty snacks for guests at the reception. “We created a flatbread station and did some fun things, things that we saw as options and thought, ‘Oh, well, gosh, I’d love to stop by for a slice of pizza during the cocktail reception.’ ”

Guests also dined on New York strip and napoli chicken. For a late night snack they had a chip bar with different types of fries, onion rings and dips.

“Eating a delicious cake was non-negotiable,” Kountz adds. They chose a gluten-free vanilla bean cake with a cinnamon cream cheese crunch filling and vanilla buttercream frosting, made by Sugar Lab Bake Shop.

All the special moments of the event were captured with photography from The Big Affair and videography from Luma House.

As they reflect on their special day, the newlyweds tell PEOPLE that their wedding was “a dream come true.”

“We are so grateful that our family and friends came, and some of them traveled further than others. It was just a fun holiday and quite surreal to have all our relatives in such a place, meeting and hanging out, laughing,” says Brown.

The pair first met while working on Halloweentown II, in the 2001 Disney Channel movie, before a romance sparked years later. Brown recalls that she and Kountz “got along great” on set, but says there were “never any romantic discussions, thoughts or feelings during that time.”

“We were strictly professional,” Kountz adds.

After filming wrapped, the two remained friends and kept in touch mainly through social media. They reconnected in 2016 when Brown contacted her former colleague about a project she was working on.

“I was recording some comedy sketches for my YouTube channel and thought, ‘Some fans might recognize it and think it’s cool,’” she tells PEOPLE. “So I contacted him and we worked on the sketches, but also started catching feelings, I guess, as the kids say.”

Kountz remembers being blown away by Brown when he saw her again after all these years.

“We met at a bar, and I was waiting there for a little Kimberly J. Brown to come in and a beautiful, well-built, mature woman walked in. I thought, ‘Oh, well, hello there.’ I think we both grew up a bit,” he recalls “Then that was about it for me. I was in love.”

Brown says the spark between them came “naturally and gradually.”

“The more conversations and catching up and the more we started talking and stuff, it became so easy and everything. I remember in the back of my mind I was like, ‘Oh, what’s happening here? Something’s happening here,'” she explains and notes that their shared history and friendship provided a great foundation for building a romantic relationship.

Daniel Kountz and Kimberly J. Brown.
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The two got engaged on June 26, 2022, the anniversary on which they officially became boyfriend and girlfriend. Kountz popped the question after enjoying a day out on the swan paddle boats at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles. Just as the sun was setting, he took Brown to the Griffith Observatory, the location of their very first date.

“We literally went right in front of the observatory where we had hung out on our first official date. He proposed in the exact same place, and it was basically just the perfect evening,” says Brown.

Now Kountz is excited to call Brown his wife. “I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s my wife. That’s my wife right there. Here’s this ring right there. I’m going to marry you.’ I’m very excited about that,” he tells PEOPLE of Brown, whom he describes as “the best friend and wife anyone could have.”

He adds: “(I love) her determination when she has an idea – she acts on it, does it and makes it happen. She’s like a force of nature, I’ll say that.”

Brown says she fell in love with Kountz’s heart and patient, caring nature. “He always has room for me, no matter what. That kind of unconditional love and care still amazes me,” she notes. “He’s my favorite person to sit on the couch at the end of the day and just talk about things. We just really enjoy spending time together.”

As they adjust to married life, Brown is looking forward to lots of travel and new adventures with her husband by her side. “We both love exploring and learning about other parts of the world, and I didn’t get to do that as much as I would have liked in the beginning of my life. So I think that will be something we do together and go visit different countries and places,” she says.

“I can’t wait to explore the world with (Kimberly). It’s going to be amazing,” Kountz added.