Fil-Am Actor Darren Criss Weds Long Time GF in a Barong Tagalog

Golden Globe awardee for his lead role in a Netflix original, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” Darren Criss has recently married long-time girlfriend, Mia Swier in New Orleans.

In such momentous occasion, the former Glee star brought his Filipino roots with him at the altar by wearing a traditional Barong Tagalog, designed by Francis Libiran.

The wedding is a four-day celebration which started on Valentine’s Day with a theme, ‘80s prom night. On the following day, the wedding party went on a swamp tour excursion to see the baby alligators at the bayou. Later that night, Darren and Mia hosted a rehearsal dinner.

Darren said, they chose New Orleans to be the venue of their wedding as it holds a special place in their lives. According to him, it is full of fond memories, and it encapsulates their collective personalities. Furthermore, he added that New Orleans does not do things that way they were done in other parts of the world and they wanted to make sure that their wedding was unlike anything their guests had experienced before.

Extraordinary, it is, as nothing was traditional during the wedding day. The bride wore a white, strapless crepe gown, with full tulle skirt, a cathedral-length tulle veil, and Dr. Martens while the groom wore an off-white Giorgio Armani shawl-collar tuxedo trimmed with silk grosgrain.

The couple hosted their wedding ceremony which was held at the sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art. After the ceremony, the couple and a live band led the guests to a cocktail reception at the front steps of the museum.

And the party started

As the night wind down, a dramatic light change signaled that it was time to move inside the museum. The doors flew open and live music greeted the guests while shots of tequila and espresso get passed around. When everyone thought that the couple was about to have their first dance together, Darren put on his guitar, and Mia put on her bass and started the party singing ‘The Ballroom Blitz’ by Sweet.

It was during this concert when Darren put on his traditional Barong Tagalog.

The night finished off with coffee and beignets from a Café Du Monde food truck outside the museum, waiting for the guests.

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