Now We Know Why Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams Decided to Call Their Wedding "Fort Day"

Over the weekend, Troian Bellisario married Patrick J. Adams in a romantic beach ceremony in Southern California in front of 200 of their closest family and friends. Not only did they have a star-studded guest list (including Troian's Pretty Little Liars costars Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Keegan Allen, and Sasha Pieterse), but they also referred to the boho-chic festivities as "fort day" on both their wedding invitations and as the official hashtag for the event. Luckily, Troian explained the meaning behind the phrase in a beautifully worded Instagram post on Monday.

8 years ago we were two friends who has shared very little time together. We were tired and overworked and just wanted to have some peace and quiet. So he invited me over to his apartment where he had built us a pillow fort. He stapled sheets and Christmas lights to the ceiling. We shut the door to the world outside. We didn't answer our phones. And over pancakes and movies. Long late night conversations and sleep. we got to know each other a little better. That was the first "Fort Day". Each year after that our fort got a little bigger until 3 years ago our fort was a brand new home. Our first that we bought together. And in the still and the quiet of that 'fort day' he asked me to marry him.

Well this year it wasn't about peace and quiet. Two days ago we decided to make the biggest fort we could dream of and we asked all our friends and family to come in it. Tents and talent shows. Food trucks and fires. Kids screamed "I Iove fort day!" before jumping into the pool. I can't believe something small between friends could be accepted and embraced by so many people that mean so much to us. And what that said to me was that any of the tough times we've had making 8 years of long distance work was worth it. The pining. The missing. The quiet nights alone believing that it would be worth it. We were right to believe in us. And not only did we believe @halfadams, but everyone around us did too. #fortday2016 (thank you to the amazing @dreamsequences for this awesome photo).

Troian dated the Suits star for three years after the duo met while working together on a play, before getting engaged in 2014. Their relationship has been full of incredibly sweet moments since the start, but their intimate wedding weekend will be hard to top.