The ceremony took place in the garden of his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, California. Liszewski walked down the aisle to Van Halen’s song “When It’s Love,” performed by the Sonus Quartet.
The 54-year-old groom’s 18-year-old son, Wolfgang, served as best man, while Eddie’s brother Alex Van Halen, an ordained minister, officiated at the 20-minute, nondenominational service.
The bride, 39, was given away by her mother and escorted down the aisle by Kano, her 15-year-old Pomeranian.
Liszewski wore a champagne and pink custom-designed Hanna Hartnell gown with matching Bulgari earrings and bracelet. Her sister, Jennifer, served as maid of honor. Eddie and Wolfie dressed casually in Sy Devore cotton pants, un-tucked buttoned-down shirts and flip-flop sandals. The bride and wedding attendants also wore flip-flops.
The couple wrote their vows and designed their rings. Liszewski’s ring is a platinum band beside a nearly three-carat diamond engagement ring. Van Halen’s ring is a gold band with yellow diamonds.
After the ceremony, the couple toasted with cider in honor of Eddie’s year and a half of sobriety. For their first dance, Van Halen chose “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker, followed by Liszewski’s selection “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper. The couple intends to honeymoon in New York, Germany and the Netherlands where Eddie was born.
Van Halen and Liszewski have been together for three years. Janie is an actress, stuntwoman and has served as Eddie’s publicist since 2007. This was Liszewski’s first marriage and Van Halen’s second. He was married to Valerie Bertinelli for 25 years. They divorced in 2006.