Why Ty Burrell Didn’t Attend Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams’ Wedding

Family first Jesse Tyler FergusonHe was asked to take over as officiator Sarah Hyland‘s wedding at the last minute after their Modern FamilyCostar Ty Burrell wasn’t able to attend.

“I don’t know if people know this, but Ty Burrell was meant to do it, and there was a family emergency,” the Broadway vet, 46, told Entertainment TonightMonday, August 29: His on-screen niece, 31, was interviewed about his efforts to get her married. Wells Adamsearlier in the month. “So, I got a phone call 12 days before the wedding, and that’s why Ty wasn’t there, he had stuff going on.”

Ferguson continued: “But I did call Ty, ‘Like what are some of your bullet points that you were going to talk about, because I need to fast track this.’ He hadn’t written anything up, but he had some ideas, and I was like, ‘Oh, this is all really good. This is a jumping-off place.’ I was honored to do it. Very happy to understudy Ty Burrell.”

Burrell, 55 has some great advice for newlyweds. Take Me OutStar was inspired to star by his July 2013 wedding. Justin Mikita. “I knew that Sarah and Wells wanted it to be a funny, lighthearted ceremony. They’re not serious people, but you also don’t want to lean too heavily into the jokes because it’s a big day,” Ferguson explained. “My husband and I had … this really lovely, beautiful ceremony for us, and it meant so much to me. I actually looked at that ceremony again before writing one for Sarah and Wells, so you know, heart is important.”


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While Burrell’s presence was missed on the big day, the Ivy + BeanActor told ETYou can find the Modern Family cast — including Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Nolan Gould Ariel Winter — had a wonderful time celebrating their former costar’s wedding. “I mean, it was so good to see everyone,” he gushed. “I’ve seen almost everyone individually, so to see everyone in a group, or at least a large group of us together — we went right into it.”

Vergara, 50, was present for the nuptials. Her husband, however, was not. Joe Manganiello, was not present on the big event. “Joe’s work schedule prevented him from attending,” a source told Us WeeklyOnly shortly after the wedding, and that’s all. America’s Got TalentJudge brought her son Manolo Gonzalez VergaraAs her plus one.

UseIn October 2017, it was confirmed that Hyland and Adams (38), had started dating after they met on social media. The Bachelor in ParadiseA bartender proposed to the couple in July 2019 on the beach. The couple’s engagement lasted over two years as they were forced to postpone their nuptials multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Third time’s a charm,” Adams exclusively told UseThey announced their long-awaited wedding date in January. “We were doing the math and we’ve been engaged longer than we were dating. That’s not good, but it feels like we’re married.”

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Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams
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The former Bachelorette contestant continued, “I mean, we bought a house together, we have two dogs together. At this point we just want to have the big celebration for all of our rich friends to give us amazing gifts because I need a Le Creuset, I need a stand mixer for all the things I’m going to cook, and we don’t have that yet. So the heads of ABC and Disney, we need you to get in that registry soon!”

The twosome tied the knot with their families, friends, and Bachelor Nation members on August 20. “Ladies and gentlemen… The Adams Family ✨🌙,” Hyland and Adams wrote via Instagram on August 24 alongside a series of photos from the big day.