The Holmby Hills home of publishing icon Hugh Hefner may be accustomed to the sight of Playmates, but on June 27, 2009 the mansion transformed into a site for soul mates as Hef’s former honey Kendra Wilkinson said “I do” to her love, NFL star Hank Baskett.
Linking arms with her brother Colin, the reality personality peered from behind the diaphanous blusher of her veil at the 300 guests who rose in her honor as she began her walk down the aisle. The sun’s last rays dancing on the facets of her diamond and platinum Michael Barin jewelry, the bride made her way toward her groom, who presented her with a band to accompany the 2 1/4-carat princess cut diamond engagement ring from Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers, which has graced her finger since November 2008.
A tender moment as the couple take their first steps together as husband and wife:
A view of the bride as she is escorted down the aisle by her brother:
In a portrait of the people from the bride’s former life at the mansion, Kendra’s former Girls Next Door co-stars Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison act as bridesmaids (seen in the upper left hand corner of the photo) while Hugh Hefner, with his latest girlfriends, look on:
The couple exchange vows:
The waters of the familiar fountain at the entrance to the Playboy mansion seem to applaud its approval as the newlyweds stroll along the rose petal-sprinkled driveway: