Alexander Ludwig took to Instagram to announce that he and his fiancé, Lauren Dear, eloped on top of a mountain in Utah. After being engaged for one month, the actor stated: “Life is too short And I didn’t want to spend another day without calling this beautiful woman my wife.” Their dog, whose name is “Yam,” served as witness to their ceremony.

The 28-year-old Vikings star continued to assure family and friends that they would eventually have a proper ceremony to celebrate their marriage but for now, eloping “on a mountain top in the middle of nowhere sounded like the perfect beginning.”

The two received congratulatory remarks from several of Ludwig’s Vikings castmates, including Clive Standen, who stated that the couple looks “just perfect” together. Other Vikings co-star Kieran O’Reilly congratulated the happy couple: “Peace, Love & Sunshine. Congrats to you both!”

Ludwig and Dear announced their engagement in November, after making their relationship official last April. He previously dated Vikings co-star Kristy Dawn Dinsmore.

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