Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed's wedding - Find out the details
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed officially tied the knot on October 1, after 28 years together.
The 62-year-old Kiss front man and his longtime girlfriend Tweed, 54, wed in an evening ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to People magazine.
Tweed reportedly wore an ivory Priscilla of Boston gown and carried an ivory bouquet of roses. There were 400 guests at the wedding which included Hugh Hefner, Kiss band member and Bill Maher.
Hefner Tweeted about the wedding on Saturday, writing, "The Gene Simmons-Shannon Tweed wedding was a very romantic, family affair."
Meanwhile, Tweed thanked her family on her Twitter page, "That was the best wedding I've ever been to!! Thank you, @GENESIMMONS @SophieTSimmons & Nick Simmons!"
Simmons also Tweeted about the event on Saturday, writing, "Thanks one and all for the kind wishes. Wish I could celebrate tomorrow with all of you. But Saturday is for Shannon and the kids. Family!!!"
OnTheRedCarpet.com confirmed that the wedding would take place on October 1. In a recent interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Simmons admitted it was "time for me to grow up."
Guests of the wedding have been asked to donate to the couple's favorite charities in lieu of wedding gifts. The charities include the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, kiva.org -- a non-profit organization that seeks to alleviate poverty through micro-loans, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Pink Lotus Breast Center.
In addition, the family's reality show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" is set to return to A&E on October 4 at 9 p.m. ET. The wedding will be revealed in an episode airing on October 18. "Everything from choosing the flowers and wedding dress to the bachelor and bachelorette parties will unfold in the new season," a statement from Simmons' spokesperson said.
People magazine had a glimpse at the wedding invitations, which were personalized by their children. The ivory invitations included a special message from the children announcing "Team Tweed-Simmons" with a stenciled portrait of the family drawn by Nick and a poem by Sophie.
Simmons and Tweed, a former Playboy Playmate and actress, have a 22-year-old son named Nick and an 18-year-old daughter named Sophie.
On the season 6 finale of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," Simmons got down on one knee on a pier and asks a tearful Tweed to marry him. Her answer was not shown.
Tweed later posted Twitter messages about the episode, saying: "I love you all!!! See you in the fall!!!! Trust me. It was the hardest decision I ever had to make. My whole life flashed before my eyes. Did you see how long I stood there? Mind racing.."
Tweed said on the season premiere of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," which aired in June, that she was tired of Simmons' "wandering eye." The rocker has famously claimed to have bedded some 5,000 women.
The two bickered during an interview with Joy Behar on her HLN show that month and Tweed was seen storming out.