Late-night funnyman David Letterman's blushing bride wore a navy blue suit and a peach-colored rose corsage when the two said their nuptials during a secret wedding last week, according to a report.
Letterman, 61, and longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko tied the knot in a simple ceremony at a three-story Teton County Courthouse in Montana on Thursday, according to new details first reported by People.
"Seeing David was a surprise," Lisa Sinton, clerk of district court in Choteau County, told People magazine. "They used a friend to call in to get the information about what they needed to do [to get married at the courthouse], so I really had no idea it was going to be David."
The couple, together since 1986, were flanked by two friends and their 5-year-old son Harry as they stood together in the second floor of the 103-year-old building while the Justice of the Peace officiated the wedding.
The moments leading up to the wedding were far from picturesque, Letterman told his "Late Night" audience yesterday.
He said he was forced to walk two miles back to the house with raging 50 mph wind gusts after the family pickup truck got stuck in the mud on the way to the courthouse.
"The whole way, I'm thinking, 'See, smart ass, see, see you try to get married, this is what happens. See, well, you've got nobody to blame but yourself," he said.
After the ordeal, the couple's young son asked if the family was still planning to head into town.
"So then we get in the car and Harry says, 'Are we still going into town? And I said, 'Yes we are,' and he gets very upset because mom had told him if I wasn't back in an hour, the deal was off."
Letterman joked about finally tying the knot.
"They say, 'Well, why did it take you so long to get married?' And of course, the answer honestly is we wanted to make sure we had the prenup right," he said.
The funnyman was reluctant to marry again after he married his college sweetheart and divorced in 1977.
"I avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years," he told the audience. "I secretly felt that men who were married admired me -- like I was the last of the real gunslingers."