John Schneider Marries Girlfriend Alicia Allain

John Schneider is married again — even if not quite legally.

The 59 year old Dukes of Hazzard star wed longtime girlfriend Alicia Allain on July 2nd. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the barn at Schneider’s Studios in Louisiana.

Because Schneider is still sorting out the details of his five-year-long divorce with estranged wife Elvira “Elly” Schneider, the couple wed “before God”. They plan to make their marriage legal once that split is finalised.

“This has been a wonderful celebration, a sanctuary of love. Just a perfect day of celebrating with friends and family,” Allain tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.

Schneider adds: “Happy is too small of a word.”

The bride stunned in a high-low white, sleeveless dress for the occasion. The groom wore a tan suit with a gold, printed tie.

After exchanging vows inside the barn, the couple, along with a handful of close friends and family, kept the party going in an outdoor reception. There, Allain and Schneider danced together as fireworks erupted in the sky above them.