Slipping his feet into a pair of flip flops, rocker Eddie Van Halen was “standing on top of the world for a little while” on June 27, 2009 as he watched Janie Liszewski, his love of the past three years, walk down the aisle. Feeling that there’s no place like home to begin their life together as husband and wife, the couple had requested the presence of 100 friends and family members in the garden of their Studio City, California residence to help them celebrate the happy event.
The mother of his child and his friend forever, Eddie Van Halen’s former wife Valerie Bertinelli was among the guests to catch a glimpse of the bride as she made her grand entrance in a Hanna Hartnell creation, designed with blush pink detailing against warm champagne-hued silk which harmonized with the fur of the bride’s Pomeranian Kano, who escorted his human parent down a white rose petal path toward the groom (who wore all white for the occasion) to the tune of the Van Halen hit “When It’s Love,” performed by L.A.-based spring ensemble the Sonus Quartet.
The facets of her Bulgari jewelry twinkling in the waning evening light, Liszewski presented the performer with a yellow diamond-studded gold band during the nondenominational ceremony, while the groom gifted his bride with a platinum band to accompany the engagement ring that has graced her finger since Van Halen’s August 4, 2008 proposal inside Tiffany’s during a Hawaiian getaway.
Making theirs a family affair, Van Halen’s son Wolfgang stood by his father in the role of best man while the groom’s brother Alex Van Halen, who has stood so often on stage with the guitar god, pronounced the couple husband and wife.
Toasting to their union with nonalcoholic beverages, the newlyweds joined their guests poolside for a post-wedding feast of French fries, corn dogs and mini-hamburgers followed by glazed grilled chicken and filet mignon before sampling slices of a flower-bedecked white chocolate cake.
The newly dubbed Mr. and Mrs. are scheduled to embark on a honeymoon excursion that will take them to New York, Germany and the Netherlands, People magazine reports.