On a beautiful spring day set against the backdrop of a sprawling Beverly Hills estate, Charlie Sheen and his lady-love Brooke Mueller said ‘I do’ in an intimate and romantic ceremony surrounded by family and close friends, and only OK! was there!
The wedding was a long-time coming for the actor, who spent most of his two-year relationship with Mueller entangled in a very public war of words with his ex-wife Denise Richards.
But on May 30, none of that seemed to matter as Charlie,42, and Brooke,30, exchanged vows under a low hanging canopy in front of 68 guests including Sheen’s parents Janet and Martin Sheen, brothers Ramon and Emilio Estevez and three daughters Cassandra,23,(from his first marriage) Sam,4, and Lola,3.
Celebrity event designer Yifat Oren incorporated nature themes for the couple’s wedding theme and reception, using bowls of pears, oranges and chocolate-hued candles to adorn the dining tables.
At one point a beaming Charlie grabbed the microphone and told guests, "I would like to introduce you to Mrs. Charlie Sheen. We did it, didn’t we?" Later a 14-piece rock band played as everyone danced at the groom’s request.
"I was telling a couple of friends last night that this feels like my first real marriage, Charlie confessed to OK!. "The first one was a show, the second one was a con, and this one is the real deal."
Despite his notorious bad-boy reputation, Charlie told OK! that he is devoted to Brooke, and feels a new sense of comittment in his life. He also has made a promise to himself, never to utter Richards’ name in public again. It’s a lesson he admits has taken a long time to learn.
"I’m so tired of talking about her and all her shenanigans," he said. "It is what it is. I don’t even care anymore. I’m going to take a stand to basically never utter her name publicly again, and I think if that’s known, it will put an end to some of the drama."
Sheen says he’s never watched Denise’s new reality show and is excited to move ahead with his life.
"I think it’s no accident that whats-her-face chose this time to do what she did. It’s pretty obvious that Brooke and I, through our actions and union, are moving on with our lives. Perhaps somebody else should consider the same."
And speaking of moving forward, are children in the cards for these newlyweds?
"Charlie has three girls, so ideally, we’d have a boy," Brooke says, adding, "but it doesn’t matter as long as it’s a healthy baby."
For the entire scoop on Charlie’s dream wedding, pick up the new issue of OK! — on sale everywhere Thursday!