Singer Melissa Etheridge traded in the strumming of guitar chords for the ringing of wedding bells this weekend when she married fiancee Linda Wallem at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA yesterday.
The nuptials didn't come as a complete surprise, though – the "Come to My Window" crooner Tweeted a shot of her bohemian braided leather shoes in a garden setting shortly before the ceremony (perhaps lending insight into its theme?) saying, "A gorgeous, perfect, beautiful day to get married. #shoesonlylove"
Etheridge serenaded her bride (and "Nurse Jackie" creator) with a new song penned solely for the celebration, which also served as something of a dual birthday party for Etheridge and Wallem, who both turned 53 on May 29. Between events, Etheridge dropped a hint on Twitter, saying "Linda and I had a great birthday yesterday. Now, just a little rehearsal for something we will be doing tomorrow..."
The two have been dating since 2010, and were engaged in June 2013 after the Supreme Court's historic rulings on gay rights. Etheridge's four children were in attendance: 17-year-old daughter Bailey and 15-year-old son Beckett, from her previous relationship with Julie Cypher, and seven-year-old twins Johnnie and Miller, who she shares with ex Tammy Lynn Michaels.