In Spain on the magical island of Ibiza, ex-GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash and his wife Perla Hudson renewed their wedding vows yesterday (August 29) for their 10-year anniversary. The celebration included their beautiful two sons London (9), who gave away the bride, and Cash (6), who was the best man the family dog Foxy (11) as flowergirl, and a close circle of precious friends.
After a strong marriage and even stronger friendship, the Hudsons exchanged self-written vows in a fisherman's shack on the cozy beach of Benirras. They both promised to cherish, trust and honor each other, to give each other and their boys unconditional love and share the journey of the rest of their lives. Slash and Perla presented their two boys with rings signifying the unity of their family.
Perla wore her original wedding dress designed by Richard Tyler 10 years ago when she first said, "I do!" The gown was restyled by Perla and Brides by Liza to reflect the fun beach vibe of Ibiza. And as a surprise to Slash, she wore a tiny white top hat which finished off her outfit complimenting her husband's iconic look. Never has a bride been more glamorous, stylish and sexy. Slash was hatless, but rocked his signature style. The roses were black and ordered from the mainland.
The wedding party returned to their St. Gertrudis luxury mountain top villa where a Mediterranean buffet was served. Guests drank Maestro Dobel Tequila and Monster Energy drinks served by gorgeous Ibiza bar staff. Hundreds of candles and soft lighting gave a romantic feel for the evening. DJ Reboot hit the decks with "The Space Between Us" by the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND as the fabulous rock and roll couple opened the floor with an emotional first dance. Katy Perry's "California Gurls" followed and got everyone on the dance floor and danced 'till dawn after which they all jumped into the pool and followed by a hot air balloon ride into the sunrise."
Around the time his second son was born, Slash told The Pulse Of Radio that becoming a family man helped settle him down. "I never actually was one of those guys that said I'm gonna be single forever and never have children," he said. "I just never made plans for it, so when it happened, it was, like, at the perfect time in my life. It's like, if it had happened a second earlier, I couldn't have handled it, 'cause I was too out there. Then when the kids came, it actually sort of secured me, more than anything."
The couple recently put their Los Angeles mansion up for sale with an asking price of $9.5 million. The seven-bedroom, eight-bath property is in a gated community where the neighbors include Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen and Vanna White.
Slash sold a number of personal possessions in March, including cars and guitars, with a sizeable portion of the proceeds going to a charity for abused and homeless adolescents.
The guitarist is also working on pre-production for his second solo album, expected to be released in the spring of 2012.
Photo below courtesy of Slash's Facebook page.