Groom Hank Baskett turns the former girl next door into the new bride next door
In a wedding fit for a princess, Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson wed her NFL player beau Hank Baskett at her onetime residence, the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles’s exclusive Holmby Hills, on Saturday, PEOPLE confirms.
At around 6:45 p.m., the Playmate and former Girls Next Door star, 24, walked down the aisle in a white dress, dripping in more than $100,000 worth of platinum jewelry by Michael Barin, including drop earrings, a pendant and bracelet. The groom also wore white, as did the groomsmen, while the bridesmaids were in lavender.
Among the hundreds of guests were former boyfriend and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and fellow Playmate Bridget Marquardt, who was among the bridal party.
The bride and groom married out in the open on a lawn, and there were white rose petals and flower wreaths decorating the aisle.
“She was beaming,” says an eyewitness.
The wedding week kicked off with date night Monday evening at the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, where Wilkinson told PEOPLE, “I feel great! We’re just ready to say our ‘I do’s’ and just go on our honeymoon and we’re ready to be married.” Her sole concern? “Tripping down the aisle,” she admitted.
Wednesday afternoon the bride-to-be relaxed with some personal pampering and girl time with her mother, grandmother and bridal party at Face to Face Los Angeles, a salon in Studio City.
The happy couple announced some other big news earlier this month – their first child, due on Christmas day.
• Additional reporting by PERNILLA CEDENHEIM and JED DREBEN