Hugh Laurie has wished Stephen Fry ''love and happiness'' after he married Elliot Spencer on Saturday (17.01.15).

The 57-year-old comedian and his 27-year-old partner announced news of their marriage via Twitter and Hugh - Stephen's long-time friend and collaborator - was among the first to offer his congratulations.

He tweeted: ''Bloody hell it's happened! @ElliottGSpencer has made an honest man of m'col. Love and happiness to all!! (sic)''

Stephen - who only confirmed the news of their engagement a couple of weeks ago - also revealed that the ceremony was witnessed by a miniature version of Oscar Wilde, the Irish writer and poet.

After announcing their marriage, Stephen tweeted: ''Oh and @ElliottGSpencer and I had our vows witnessed by a mini Oscar Wilde. Because one should. #greencarnations''

Stephen - who's enjoyed a successful TV and film career - previously joked that he was hoping for a ''private wedding''.

But around the time news of the wedding was leaked, he wrote on the social media site: ''Oh. It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag. I'm very very happy of course but had hoped for a private wedding. Fat chance!

''Thank you all SO much for your kind congratulations. Deeply touched xxx (sic)''