Melissa Etheridge Marries Partner Linda Wallem
Two days after they both turned 53, Melissa Etheridge and partner Linda Wallem married on Saturday night at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, at the foot of the Santa Ynez Mountain range.
"They were so happy," says a guest. "It was really beautiful."
In the course of the intimate outdoor ceremony, Etheridge sang Wallem a new song she wrote especially for her and which Etheridge had never performed before – not even to Wallem.
"It was such a magical moment," says the guest, who added that Etheridge wore a grey suit, while Wallem was in a white dress.
All four of Etheridge's children participated in the wedding: Bailey Jean Cypher, 17; Beckett Cypher, 15; and twins Miller Steven Etheridge and Johnnie Rose Etheridge, 7.
Among those also looking on as Etheridge and Wallem exchanged their vows were Jane Lynch, Chelsea Handler, Rosie O’Donnell, Whitney Cummings, Peter Facinelli and recording artist Sia.
"The ceremony was such a beautiful start to the night,” says the guest. "The setting was perfect. It was something Melissa and Linda wanted early on. It was as perfect as they envisioned."
Congratulations to the happy couple!