Gene Simmons’ wedding to Shannon Tweed is a done deal!
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Gene Simmons’ wedding to Shannon Tweed finally happened Saturday, with the two tying the knot after 28 years together. The KISS frontman and the former Playboy model got married in a luxe wedding ceremony in Beverly Hills, surrounded by hundreds of friends and a camera crew.
The evening nuptials took place on the Beverly Hills Hotel’s crystal lawn, where Tweed walked down the aisle wearing an ivory Priscilla of Boston gown with a bouquet of ivory garden roses, People reports.
Simmons, 62, and Tweed, 54, wrote their own vows, and many of the 400 guests cheered when Simmons finally said, ‘I do.’
The star studded guest list included the couple’s children Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19, plus Hugh Hefner, Bill Maher and of course fellow KISS member Paul Stanley, who was a member of the wedding party. Maid of honor Sophie reportedly serenaded the couple with ‘At Last’ for their first dance, US Magazine said. How fitting.
Simmons shocked fans in July when he proposed to Tweed on A&E’s ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels.’ Before going down on one knee and popping the question, the singer and bass player -- who’d vowed he would never marry -- told Tweed, ‘I come with so much baggage, you’re the only friend I’ve got. You are the only one I’ve ever loved.’
Soon the whole family was in on the planning. Nick designed the wedding invitations, while Sophie wrote the message, ‘After 28 years of loose strings, our parents have finally decided to tie the knot. Our mother will share our horrendous hyphenate of a last name and our father’s life ... well, it doesn’t change that much.’
Fans are invited to be a part of the celebration too, when it airs Oct. 18 on the new season of ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels.’
-- Emily Christianson