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Amy Smart & Carter Oosterhouse: the Ultimate Green Marriage
Written by on October 18th, 2011

In Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse’s marriage, the grass is always greener – in a good way.

The actress didn’t even know who the HGTV carpenter was when they met. But it was an auspicious beginning. They did a project together for the Environmental Media Awards, which would turn out to be a passion for both of them.

“We got assigned to adopt a school garden together,” Smart, 35, told PEOPLE Saturday at the 2011 EMA’s in Burbank, Calif. “We met, and we were both in relationships, so we just remained friends. And then we both got out of relationships around the same time, a year ago this summer. And then a year later we got married.”

Oosterhouse, 35, couldn’t count on Smart recognizing him from his TV work. “I don’t watch a whole lot of TV, so I kind of didn’t know who he was,” she admits. But they bonded over environmental work.

At their wedding last month in his hometown of Traverse City, Mich., they generated just one bag of trash. “For 220 people,” Oosterhouse points out.

It could be intimidating for a woman interested in home decoration to marry a professional builder. But Smart says it’s working out so far.

“He is actually the most balanced person that I’ve ever met, so he obviously knows a lot about building, a lot about green building,” she says. “I learn more and more every day, but he’s not super dominating. It’s never his way or the highway. He allows me to do what I need to do in the house.”

“I was going to say, she’ll put something up and I’ll be like, ‘That’s great. I’ll just put that over here…” Oosterhouse adds with a laugh. “Look, we both have our strengths, and we’re a month in, but so far it’s been working fantastically.”

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Amy Smart & Carter Oosterhouse In Us Weekly
Written by on September 14th, 2011

Us Weekly has the exclusive look into the wedding of Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse in their September 26, 2011 issue! I have just added 3 HQ scans from the magazine into our photo gallery!

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Amy Smart Marries Carter Oosterhouse
Written by on September 10th, 2011

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Oosterhouse!

Amy Smart said “I do” to HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse on Saturday, Us Weekly exclusively confirms.

“We feel so excited and blessed to celebrate this happy day with our family and friends,” the newlyweds told Us in a statement.

The Shameless actress, 35, and the Carter Can host, 34, married in Traverse City, Michigan with 215 guests in attendance. “He’s from there and my parents live there, so it’s been my second home since I was very young,” Smart explained of the Midwestern locale.

While the bride stunned in a Carolina Herrera gown, her eight bridesmaids all wore navy Ann Taylor dresses.

Smart and Oosterhouse met by chance at a green-charity event in November 2010. An insider told Us: “He’s an eco-carpenter; Amy drives a hybrid and is the greenest girl I know. They are perfect for each other.” The source added: “Here are two wholesome, kind, sweet Midwestern types. Neither has sold out and gone Hollywood.”

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Amy Smart: My Fiancé Is my Wedding Planning ‘Co-Pilot’
Written by on July 31st, 2011

She’s in the middle of planning the wedding of her dreams, but Amy Smart says there’s no reason for her to get hung up on the details – she has her fiancé, HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse for that.

“[He's] very hands on, the actress, 35, told Hollyscoop. “He has definitely been my co-pilot with this. He has a good eye for things.”

“The planning is going great,” she adds. “There’s way more details than I ever expected.”

And while she’s entrusting the designer/carpenter, 34, with many of the elements of their September nuptials, there’s one that’s off limits from her man: the dress.

“It’s all picked out, but I’m not telling [who designed it],” she added. “I can’t even tell my fiancé, I can’t tell anyone else.”

The couple started dating last November and got engaged in April.

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Amy Smart, Carter Oosterhouse Set a Wedding Date
Written by on July 29th, 2011

Only 43 days to go until Amy Smart becomes Mrs. Carter Oosterhouse!

“We’re getting married September 10,” the Shameless actress, 35, told Us Weekly Thursday at the Ella Moss 10-year Anniversary Celebration in West Hollywood. “We’ve had about five months for planning, so it’s more condensed than normal, but it’s kind of perfect because it feels like we have the momentum.”

Around 200 guests have been invited to the “rustic” ceremony in northern Michigan. “He’s from there and my parents live there, so it’s been my second home since I was very young,” she explained of the Midwestern locale. “I’m excited to get married!”

Smart and HGTV’s Oosterhouse, 34, met by chance at a green-charity event in November 2010. Five months into their relationship, the two confirmed their engagement to Us at an Earth Day event in NYC.

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Amy Smart Dishes on Her Upcoming Wedding and Babies
Written by on June 9th, 2011

Hollywood’s got wedding fever!

Everyone tuned in to watch the Royal Wedding. Women in the UK and US tried to buy knock-off versions of Kate’s dress. Now, Kim Kardashian and her fiancé are planning the Royal Wedding 2.0. Why is everyone so obsessed with weddings we ask?

Hollyscoop talked to Amy Smart , known best for playing Ryan Reynolds love interest in “Just Friends,” and recently appeared on Showtime hit “Shameless,” and she gave us her opinion.

Smart thinks people are interested in weddings for several reasons, “women love love. They love the romance and fairytale wedding, but they also love drama. They like to see if relationships work out or if people will get back together. It’s the highs and lows of Hollywood.”

We asked if she watched the Royal Wedding too, “it was fun watching. I’m not one of those girls that’s been dreaming their entire life about their wedding, but I think there’s a little girl inside of me that can appreciate other girls weddings,” she shared at the grand opening of Lexington Social House

So did she pick up any wedding tips? Smart is engaged to former Trading Spaces carpenter and HGTV star, Carter Oosterhouse, so the two have a wedding in their near future too.

“I’m getting married too. It’s all very exciting when people get married, it’s great. The planning is going great. There’s way more details than I ever expected. It’s September 10th in Northern Michigan.”

Can we expect to see Smart join the league of pregnant Hollywood moms? We asked if she see’s kids in her future, “we would definitely like to,” she tells us.

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Newly Engaged Amy Smart Is Already Talking Babies
Written by on May 5th, 2011

Now that Amy Smart is engaged, she’s busy making wedding plans and is already thinking of babies, she tells RumorFix exclusively.

Smart, who co-hosted Pregnancy Awareness Month kickoff gala presented by O.N.E. Coconut Water recently, said, “We absolutely want to have kids. I would say definitely at least two.”

The Varsity Blues star says she was caught completely off guard when hunky TV carpenter Carter Oosterhouse proposed to her on April 17.

“He completely surprised me,” she tells us. “He actually asked my parents for permission first, so they already knew he was going to propose. He got down on one knee and was so romantic. ”

Amy is happy to show off her sparkler, which is a two-and-a half carat cushion cut diamond with Pave diamonds. “I have not taken the ring off since its been put on. It pretty much lives on my finger!” she says.

The blonde beauty reveals their relationship started as a friendship because they both were in long-term relationships. “We reconnected this past fall and now we are getting married!” Amy tells us the wedding may take place this fall. And while she doesn’t want a maid of honor because she has so many girlfriends, she says she may have one of her dogs walk down the aisle with her.

As for her honeymoon: she says, “A safari in Africa would be pretty amazing.”

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Amy Smart Is Engaged
Written by on April 23rd, 2011

Add Amy Smart to the list of celebrity brides-to-be.

The Shameless actress, 35, broke the news to OK! that she and Million Dollar Rooms executive producer Carter Oosterhouse, 34, got engaged on Sunday during The Body Shop Three-Minute Shower Challenge held today at Columbia University in NYC.

“I just got engaged on Sunday,” she tells me, showing off her huge sparkler. “I’m so happy. It was so beautiful, romantic and I was completely surprised. I’m just really happy and enjoying this time.”

How did he propose?

“That’s personal, but it was very touching, very loving.”

Just in time for Earth Day, she tells me they met while doing environmental work through the Environmental Media Association.

While she admits they’re not yet sure about wedding details, she is certain Carter is “The One.”

“I think he’s an incredible man on so many levels,” Amy says. “He’s so kind, so respectful, loving … he’s got so many qualities that I can’t wait to spend my life with.”

And they may start a family in short order.

“I would love to have children. That’s definitely something I want.”

With such a smart name like Smart, will she change her name to Oosterhouse?

“I would for personal reasons, but not for my professional name,” she says. “I mean, I got teased my whole childhood, but now I feel the need to live up to it. I like my last name!”

Amy was previously engaged to longtime boyfriend actor Branden Williams.

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A big congratulations to Amy and Carter on this wonderful news!!! :heart: