'Chicago Fire's Joe Minoso on How Cruz's Wedding Episode Honors Otis

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Light Things Up" Episode 819 -- Pictured: (l-r) Eamonn Walker as Wallance Boden, Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd, Kristen Gutoskie as Chloe, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Christian Stolte as Mouch, Amy Morton as Trudy Platt, David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)

Finally! It's a big traditional wedding for Firehouse 51's Joe Cruz () and his bride, Chloe (Kristen Gutoskie).

The cast (above) spent a full day filming the nuptials — a first for the drama! — at the Windy City's St. Ignatius Church.

"Kristen's beautiful dress was so big, it took two or three handlers to manage it, and I had four fittings for the suit, which is insane," says Minoso, adding that producers felt Cruz deserved a fairy-tale wedding after he had such a tragic year. "There's a very poignant mention of his late best friend Otis [Yuri Sardarov] in the episode," Minoso reveals, "but [this] really was a happy ending for Cruz."

For the actor, the trip down the aisle was "surreal": Three years ago, he wed Caitlin Murphy Miles, a makeup artist he met working on the show. "It was all the same people at both weddings!"

Chicago Fire Chloe Aisle Cruz Wedding

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