It's official: Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are finally husband and wife! This makes Hef's third walk down the aisle, although somehow it seems like more.
The Playboy Enterprises founder, 86, and the Playboy magazine model, 26, tied the knot Dec. 31 in the Playboy Mansion.
"Crystal and I married on New Year's Eve in the Mansion with Keith [Hefner's brother] as my Best Man," Hefner tweeted Jan. 1. "Love that girl!"
The bride did not wear white, preferring pale pink, following in the wedding footsteps of recent brides Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway.
"Mirror shot of my pale pink 'mermaid' dress," Harris tweeted. Her strapless Romona Keveza gown had a draped bodice, drop waist and skirt fashioned from silk organza petals. The designer has a number of voluptuous celebrity fans, including Elle McPherson, Angelina Jolie, Sofia Vergara, Christina Hendricks, Halle Berry and Beyonce Knowles.
The ceremony took place in front of a grand staircase in the mansion. Harris tweeted photos on Hugh's Twitter feed of the "beautiful flowers lining the archway."
Another important member of their family was well-attired for the big day. "Our beloved puppy Charlie wore a tuxedo as well," Hefner tweeted along with a photo of himself, Crystal and Charlie.
Harris even took a moment to praise the music. "The harpist and flutist did an amazing job last night. They played 'As Time Goes By,' 'Because You Loved Me,' 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' and 'Chasing Cars,'" Harris tweeted. "They continued to play through the night as guest arrived for the big annual NYE party."
Harris had some serious cold feet before their first wedding set for June 2011, canceling the event five days prior and causing the publisher to put a "Runaway Bride" label on her "Meet Mrs. Crystal Hefner" Playboy cover that came out shortly afterward. But all’s well that ends well. This time Harris opted for a quiet, intimate wedding because her first wedding plans were too elaborate, what with all the booked Lifetime TV cameras and all.
"Last time it turned into a a big ordeal and then it all fell apart," she told Us Weekly. "This time around is amazing. Our relationship is better than it ever has been before. I'm very happy, and Hef's very happy, and we're excited."
Lest you think this marriage is all about sex, think again. The Miss December 2009 Playmate of the Month told Howard Stern after their break-up that she only had sex with Hefner once. "It lasted like two seconds, then I was just over it."
After saying the "I dos," Harris grabbed her cell phone and tweeted, "Love sharing my personal photos with my Twitter family, I love you all so much. Happy New Year!"
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