True love...so blessed. "By the power invested in me by the state of California..." Thanks pic.twitter.com/rWftMxdxQv— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) June 1, 2014
Congratulations are in order for Melissa Etheridge — she married her partner Linda Wallem on Saturday!
The couple of four years tied the knot at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, according to People. The wedding date was especially meaningful for the brides, as they'd both turned 53 two days prior.
Etheridge donned a grey suit, while Wallem wore a V-neck cherry blossom ombré petal wedding dress by Theia, seen below.
Photo: Thomas Iannaccone
The celebration sounds like it was an emotional one: All four of Etheridge's children participated. Plus, the Grammy winner serenaded her new wife during the intimate outdoor ceremony with a brand-new song written expressly for her. Also, a few famous faces attended including Jane Lynch, Chelsea Handler, Rosie O'Donnell, Whitney Cummings, Peter Facinelli, and Sia.
"The ceremony was such a beautiful start to the night," a guest tells People. "The setting was perfect. It was something Melissa and Linda wanted early on. It was as perfect as they envisioned."
Her self-penned song wasn't the only surprise Etheridge had in store for Wallem. Etheridge secretly planned their honeymoon with the help of a vacation adviser — the pair headed off to the unknown destination on Sunday morning.
Wallem, who created the Showtime series Nurse Jackie, and Etheridge were friends for more than a decade before they began dating in 2010. They announced their engagement last June, after the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act.