One down, three more to go.
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock tied the knot Saturday night on a luxury yacht in Saint-Tropez, France, with close friends including Elton John's partner David Furnish and celebrity photographer David LaChapelle on board. The couple has said they plan at least three more weddings: in Malibu, California; Nashville; and Kid Rock's hometown of Detroit.
"Now I'm definitely rocking the most ... MRS ROCK," the "Baywatch" babe wrote on her Web site Sunday. "The best romantic wedding of all time. Rock n roll wedding."
"She was the most beautiful bride I've ever seen — like a modern-day Brigitte Bardot," Jimmy Choo owner Tamara Mellon told People about Anderson, while Furnish described Rock as a "total rock star. He gave her a good kiss. Everybody was crying."
To get the party started, the bride wore a hot pink bikini and mini shorts as she boarded the boat, while the groom sported a red baseball cap. The affair then went below deck, and Anderson changed into the low-cut white lace couture dress made especially for her by Heatherette designers Richie Rich and Traver Rains, who are known for dressing Paris Hilton and Courtney Love. Anderson also donned a Swarovski crystal-encrusted tiara and a white veil, along with diamond studded Jimmy Choo shoes and carried a bouquet of white flowers. Rock wore a white V-neck T-shirt with a black Detroit Tigers baseball cap.
It wasn't long before the newlyweds slipped into something a little more comfortable. The new Mrs. Rock sported a slinky white bikini (like the swimsuit she wore at her 1995 wedding to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in Cancun, Mexico) and a sailor cap. The Detroit rap-rocker tore off his shirt and toasted his new life while puffing a cigar and sipping a beer, wearing only a chain around his neck, a black fedora and blue jeans with a belt with an American flag crystal buckle. Both headed to the afterparty, held at a nearby club in Saint-Tropez.
"[The ceremony] was really laid-back and everyone was super-casual, wearing jeans and sneakers," a source in Saint-Tropez told MTV News. "They were playing music and dancing on the boat. They went out partying and having a good time."
Plenty of photographers and locals tried to get a glimpse of the Rocks. "I can't wait to get away from these paparazzi," Pam wrote on her Web site. "I swear they just wait for the ugliest pictures to take."
It's the second marriage for the 39-year-old "Stacked" star, who divorced Lee in 1998. They have two sons, Brandon, 10, and Dylan, 8. The wedding is a first for Rock, 35, (real name: Robert Richie) who has a 13-year-old son, Robert Jr., from a previous relationship.
The couple began dating in 2001 after Anderson broke off an engagement with model Marcus Schenkenberg. Rock and Anderson were engaged in April 2002 in Las Vegas, but split the following year. Since then, they've had an on-again, off-again relationship and recently reunited in Saint-Tropez. British Columbia, Canada-born Anderson — who was discovered while attending a B.C. Lions football game when her picture was broadcast on the stadium's big screen — revealed in her online diary that she was "in love" and planning to marry again.
"I'm happy," she wrote. "I see the light. Sounds dramatic, but it's true." The couple announced their re-engagement on July 18 (see "Pamela Anderson, Kid Rock Get Engaged — Again").
Kid Rock instructed his fans to purchase their gifts at one of his favorite chain stores. "Yes, I'm marrying the girl of my dreams," he wrote on his Web site. "We are registered at Wal-Mart. Thanks for the support!"
[This story was originally published at 8:13 am E.T. on 07.31.2006]