Actress Hilary Swank married her boyfriend Philip Schneider over the weekend. The ceremony occurred at the Santa Lucia Preserve, which is situated in Carmel, California.


Swank and social venture entrepreneur Schneider started dating back in 2016, shortly after she ended her engagement to Ruben Torres. They met through a blind date that was orchestrated by a few friends, and it spanned from 10 am to 11 pm. Six months after that fateful brunch, the couple was seen happily skiing alongside each other at the Corviglia Snowpark in December. Despite occasional sightings, the couple’s relationship was a low-key one.


Schneider proposed to her about a year and a half after they met. They were on vacation at Colorado, and he popped the question in a manner that ensured onlookers could share the happy moment with them.

“We stumbled upon a beautiful sanctuary deep in the mountains,” the Million Dollar Baby star recalls to Vogue. “It had a stunning waterfall that cascades down to rustic cabins built in the 1800s surrounded by beautiful pines and big skies. One evening, Philip dropped to his knee in front of the waterfall and proposed—he sweetly made sure my dogs were nearby so they could bear witness!”

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As the pair share a love for nature, the Santa Lucia Preserve – which spans 20,000 acres and hosts trees that are over 800 years old – was the perfect backdrop for their special day. Its close proximity to Swank’s father’s home cinched it as the ideal location, as he would have been unable to fly elsewhere due to a lung transplant he had three years ago.

Swank walked along the isle to Ludovico Einaudi’s “Two Sunsets,” a song both she and her new husband adore. Misha Collins, an actor and one of Schneider’s friends, recited a poem he wrote for the newly weds.

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