Ross Mathews married his fiancée Dr. Wellinthon García during a beach ceremony, he tells PEOPLE exclusively.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race Judge and his husband married at the Almar Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — the same place the couple met two years ago. The newlyweds wore custom Robbie and Co. tuxedos. and exchanged vows in front of 110 guests.
“It was a destination wedding,” Mathews, 42, tells PEOPLE. “So we invited 130 people, assuming maybe 50 people would come. But 110 people came – and I’m very happy!”
Since Mathews lives in Los Angeles and García in New York, the couple struggled to decide where to hold the ceremony. “It caused me such anxiety,” Mathews recalls. “But Drew Barrymore told us, ‘Do it where you have to do it, and the people who should be there will be there.’ So we chose the place where we first met.”
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Not only did Barrymore come to the wedding, but she agreed to be the couple’s flower girl.
“I was on the The Drew Barrymore Show,’ a frequent guest tells Mathews. “One day we were doing a story about weddings and she asked me, ‘Are you going to have a flower girl at my wedding?’ And I’m like, ‘Why? Do you want the performance?’ †
“And she said, ‘Oh! Are you asking me to be your flower girl?'” he continues. “I was like, ‘Would you like to be that?’ She says, “Are you serious?” I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’ And she says, “I’m so serious.” So she’s our flower girl!”
When guests arrived at the Almar Resort, they received gift bags of Mario Badescu’s skin care products, including toner, facial SPF and lip balm.
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García’s father represented the couple’s parents as he walked both García and Mathews down the aisle. García’s sister, Racquel, served as the honorary pride, while Mathews’ brother, Eric, was the best man. Their cousins, Evan and Andrew, were the ring bearers. The wedding was coordinated by Michael Russo, a celebrity wedding and event planner.
“The deep love that Ross and Wellinthon shared was felt by all in attendance at their beautiful and touching ceremony. The two exchanged heartfelt vows against the perfect backdrop of an epic sunset painting the sky of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,” Russo said. PEOPLE.
Mathews and García wrote their own vows. “I wrote mine on the train to town,” Mathews says, “and I just started crying. It was so overwhelming, thinking of all the things I wanted to say to him.”
The couple exchanged rings designed by Jean Kemanjian at OIS & Co.
After the ceremony, guests dined on bruschetta, sashimi, fresh fish, beef, salad and an assortment of vegan options. The cake – chosen by García – was red velvet. Mathews chose local artists to perform at the reception.
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“I want live music,” he says. “It was important for us to involve local people in this wedding. We are in Puerto Vallarta for a reason; we want to have the culture there. Later, a DJ is brought in for a dance party.”
Mathews also tells PEOPLE that he wants to spend as much time as possible with his guests.
“We will spend a few days in Puerto Vallarta with all our guests,” he says. “After that we go to the resort of Las Alamandas. It is secluded, just outside Puerto Vallarta. We’ll stay there for a few days.’
And after the honeymoon? “I don’t know what happens next, but I know we’ll be happy,” Mathews says. “This is the start of something great.”