“When I first met Karl, I went to his ranch … and I thought, ‘Oh, my, God, if I marry this guy, I’m getting married in this barn.’ It was as if I had this picture in my mind and it literally came off the page,” she shared.
Horses are very important to the couple. Cook, 28, is a professional equestrian while Cuoco owns several horses.
And when it came time for the pair to say “I do,” Cuoco knew she wanted to be surrounded by their animals.
“All my horses were on one side, all his were on the other. My dream was walking down the aisle with them all looking at me — it was exactly what I wanted,” she shared, before joking, “Karl was there too, but the horses were great.”
Cuoco and Cook exchanged vows in June 2018 in an intimate wedding at a horse stable near San Diego, California. The nuptials were attended by close friends and family, including Big Bang Theory costars Johnny Galecki and Mayim Bialik.
Months later, the pair jetted off to Switzerland in December to celebrate with a belated honeymoon.
“He is my perfect match,” Cuoco told PEOPLE of her husband in March 2018. “He lets me wake up in the morning and say, ‘I want to go and rescue rabbits.’ And he’s like, ‘All right, let’s get a coffee and let’s go.’ And that is him. We are the same, our views are the same, our morals are the same, he is my perfect match.”
RELATED VIDEO: Kaley Cuoco Marries Karl Cook
Cuoco, who revealed earlier this week that she got very emotional during the last table read for The Big Bang Theory, also opened up about how difficult it’s been to deal with the fact that the show is ending after 12 seasons.
After she first found out the show would be coming to an end, Cuoco told Extra that she “cried for about a week straight.”
“I was in a little bit of a depression. It just felt weird, someone telling you your destiny, like, ‘This is going to change in a year.’ It took me a minute, kind of like a weird, emotional death now,” she shared, adding that she has taken over 2,000 pictures from her time on set which she hopes “to turn into a book one day.”
Besides her own photos, Cuoco plans on taking one item from the set to help her remember the show by.
In February, the star revealed that she plans to take a little piece of the series home with her following the filming of the final scene: the photo of two robots in a wrestling ring that hangs on a door in Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment.
“It’s something that I love so much and I’ve looked at it for 12 years,” she told reporters. “It’s always in my eyeline from where I sit in the living room set, so I’m glad I’m going to put it in my own living room so I’ll see it forever.”
As for what she and Cook plan to do when the show is finally over, Cuoco said there will be a lot of traveling in their future.
“Karl and I are going to travel a bit,” she told Extra. “We spend a lot of time in Kentucky. We love Kentucky — horses, bourbon.”
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.