What's Up, Doc?
By Johanna Schneller
Photo Credit: Mark Abrahams
She attributes her certitude to being a bit older, having lived independently for so long. "We were both solid in our careers, which makes it easier to be available to a real relationship," she says. "And really knowing myself took a while. I didn't have a sense of confidence, a center, until my 30s. That's one of the great things about aging. It's scary and it's hard, but my experience is, I'm more sure of myself than ever."
As for their black-tie church wedding in the small town of Ojai, north of L.A., followed by a reception at a local inn, it was "amazing, incredible, the happiest day of my life so far," Walsh will tell me later. She wore a lace Monique Lhuillier gown with three-quarter-length sleeves that were "sewn to my body"; he wore an Armani tux with a cream-colored tie and vest "very Gatsby-esque." After the first dance (to "Some Day My Prince Will Come," performed by a friend of Walsh's), guests including Grey's pals Katherine Heigl, Sara Ramirez, Chandra Wilson, and Rhimes danced to '80s tunes deep into the night. "I was crying like a baby most of the day," Walsh says. "I didn't realize how overwhelming it would be so much love and support coming at me."
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