October 22nd, 2012
11:51 AM ET
According to sneaky lovebird Justin Timberlake, his marriage to Jessica Biel in Italy Friday was nothing short of "magical."
The couple, who worked valiantly to keep their nuptials under wraps, married last week at a resort in Puglia, and it sounds like they pulled off their secret ceremony without a hitch.
"It was magical ... an unforgettable evening," Timberlake, 31, gushed to People magazine about his wedding day. His new bride Biel, 30, felt the same, telling the magazine that "it was a fantasy."
We're not surprised to hear them describe their wedding with such awestruck phrases, as the reported festivities leading up to their nuptials sounded just as amazing.
Last week, E! News reported that Timberlake and Biel took their wedding party on the road, traveling from a luxurious beachfront hotel to a grotto in Lama Del Trappeto, where guests lounged around open fires and munched on local olives, ricotta and wine.
This was in addition to another pre-wedding beach party the couple threw for family and friends, which according to Us Weekly included Andy Samberg, Biel's "7th Heaven" co-star Beverley Mitchell and music manager Johnny Wright.
A rep for Biel didn't comment on the wedding reports to CNN, but did point us in the direction of People magazine, which will have details on the couple's union in this week's issue.
The newlyweds said in a statement to People after they tied the knot, "It's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends."
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