George Takei and longtime partner Brad Altman, married Sunday in California, reports The Associated Press.

The couple were married by a Buddhist priest in the Democracy Forum of the Japanese American Nation Museum in Los Angeles. The ceremony featured a Japanese Koto harp and a bagpipe procession.

Takei, 71, and Altman, 54, were the first couple to receive a gender-neutral marriage license in West Hollywood, California when gay marriage was made available in the State on June 17th.

Openly gay actor George Takei is best know for his role as Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series, and more recently appeared on the hit NBC drama Heroes.

The pair, who exchanged Native American turquoise and silver wedding bands, met and fell in love twenty-one years ago.

Altman told USA Today that he proposed on one knee in the couple's kitchen while Takei was eating a sandwich, surprising Takei, who believed he would be the proposer.

Star Trek alumni Walter Koenig, who played Chekov on the series, and Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura, performed as best man and best lady to the couple. About 200 guests looked on as the men exchanged vows. At the reception, the Gay Mens Chorus of Los Angeles performed.

Gay and lesbian couples in California face the prospect of losing marriage equality in the State should Proposition 8, the ballot initiative banning gay marriage, pass.

The couple's honeymoon in South America includes vacationing in Peru and Argentina.