Mad Men's Christina Hendricks marries George Bianchini in 'grand celebration'

Christina Hendricks, best known for her roles in Good Girls and Mad Men, got hitched to her partner George Bianchini in a lavish "grand celebration" in New Orleans.

PEOPLE say that the couple, who have been together for four years, hosted over 70 guests at their glamorous wedding at the city's iconic Napoleon House.

On their big day, celebrity guest Shirley Manson had the honour of officiating the event which saw notable appearances from Christina's co-stars Mae Whitman, 35, and Retta, 54. Matthew Weiner, the creator of the acclaimed drama series Mad Men, was also spotted among the guests.

The beautiful bride, Christina, looked phenomenal as she walked down the aisle in a custom-made dress by Katya Katya. As per report from PEOPLE, the newlyweds and their attendees feasted on succulent steak and shrimp, opting to exchange the traditional wedding cake with Bananas Foster.

Reflecting on their choice of New Orleans to become their wedding venue, Christina shared: "When we first started dating or meeting up, because we lived across the country from one another, it was the place in the middle.

"It just feels like our city together, even though we both loved it individually," she added.

"It seemed like the right amount for us to be able to embrace and visit with everyone and not feel overwhelmed," she said. "But it's certainly not a tiny, intimate wedding. No, we wanted a celebration - a grand celebration."

Christina and her beau pulled off mutual proposals last year, with Christina revealing they took turns popping the question. Speaking last November about the joint effort, Christina explained men often face a heap of "pressure" to deliver a "grand gesture".

She said: "We read some articles about people proposing to each other, and we said, 'Why don't we do that?' He went first, and then five or six days later, I did mine."

Christina Hendricks has married partner George Bianchini in New Orleans
Christina Hendricks has married partner George Bianchini in New Orleans

Back in 2019, Christina announced her split from her former hubby, Geoffrey Arend, in which she told fans they had chosen to take "different paths" in life.

This came ten years after their New York nuptials in 2009. Recalling their journey, Christina wrote: "Twelve years ago we fell in love and became partners. We joined our two amazing families, had countless laughs, made wonderful friends and were blessed with incredible opportunities.

"Today we take our next step together, but on separate paths. We will always be grateful for the love we've shared and will always work together to raise our two beautiful dogs. We will be taking time to rediscover ourselves in this transition and we thank you for your patience and support in giving us the space to do so."

Back in 2014, Christina explained her decision not to become a mother, "There were a lot of people who came and thanked me for saying it out loud, and I thought, 'Well, isn't it sad, that we can't say it out loud? ' I really don't understand the hullaballoo around it. There's people who have kids and people who don't have kids. We're the people who don't have kids."