Eddie Van Halen gets Married!


(Updated June 27th, 2016) It was seven years ago today that Edward and Janie wed. Ed posted the following on his Facebook today, with the above photo.

On This Day 6-27-09
#Happy7thAnniversary #BestFriends

(Original report from June 28th, 2009):

Eddie Van Halen married his publicist Janie Liszewski at his Studio City home on Saturday night. (Scroll down for many more photos from the wedding).


Eddie’s son Wolfgang served as best man and his brother Alex officiated the vows.

Janie wore a champagne colored v-neck wedding dress by Hanna Hartnell, while Eddie wore white pants by Sy Devore and Mark Nason flip flops.

The couple said their vows under an altar of white roses constructed by Mark’s Garden.

Prior to the ceremony, 100 guests, including Valerie Bertinelli, enjoyed cocktails on the lawn and music provided by  the Sonus Quartet.

Eddie and Janie dated for three years before tying the knot. They plan to honeymoon in New York and the Netherlands.

eddie_janie_2008From People.com:

By Vicki Sheff Cahan

Photo by: Bauer-Griffin, 2008

The ceremony took place in the garden of his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, Calif., starting at 7 p.m., when Liszewski walked down the aisle to Van Halen’s “When It’s Love,” performed by the Sonus Quartet.

The 54-year-old groom’s 18-year-old son, Wolfgang, served as best man, while brother Alex Van Halen, an ordained minister, officiated at the 20-minute, nondenominational service. Among the 100 guests: Van Halen’s ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli (they divorced in 2006, after 25 years of marriage.)

The bride, 39, was given away by her mother under the watchful eye of Kano, the 15-year-old Pomeranian who walked Liszewski down the aisle. This was her first marriage and Van Halen’s second.

Liszewski wore a champagne and pink custom-designed Hanna Hartnell gown with matching Bulgari earrings and bracelet. Her sister, Jennifer, served as maid of honor. Eddie and Wolfie dressed casually in Sy Devore cotton pants, un-tucked buttoned-down shirts and flip-flop sandals – as did the bride and wedding attendants.

The couple wrote their vows and designed the rings – Janie’s, a platinum band beside a nearly three-carat diamond engagement ring; Ed’s, a gold band with yellow diamonds.


Non-Alcoholic Bar

At 7:30 guests were served appetizers such as mini hamburgers and corn dogs, roasted garlic-parmesan, French fries, and an assortment of nonalcoholic beverages from the lemonade bar. Later on, diners were treated to organic fare such as heirloom tomatoes, baby arugula salad, Niman Ranch Filet Mignon, orange and rosemary glazed grilled chicken, Mojito-marinated prawns and grilled vegetables.

The simple, elegant wedding cake was layered with white chocolate, strawberries, whipped cream and decorated with white hydrangeas. The bride and groom toasted with non-alcoholic French Sparkling Apple Cider and Sparkling Pear Juice honoring Eddie’s year and a half of sobriety.

The evening’s entertainment ranged from an aerial tissue performance to a contortionist in a clear plastic ball on top of the pool. After dinner, Ed chose Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful” as the traditional first dance. Next came Janie’s choice, Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time, ” as she invited the guests to join them. DJ KMP provided the rest of the music as the bride and groom boogied into the night.

As the party ended, each guest received Calvin Klein and Kate Spade vases and flowers. They were also treated to old-fashioned-style candy, including ring pops, candy necklaces, pop rocks, wax lips and custom printed M & M’s.

The couple plan to honeymoon in New York, Germany and the Netherlands, where Eddie was born.

All wedding photos below are by Flynet pictures, courtesy of Celebrity Bride Guide:


An “I Love You” sign directed guests to the wedding of Eddie Van Halen and Janie Liszewski in Studio City on June 27, 2009.


The wedding took place at Eddie’s seven-acre home as the sun was setting. The ceremony was on the lawn and a poolside reception followed.


Janie wore a champagne-colored silk wedding dress by Hanna Hartnell.


Guests watched the couple say their vows under an altar of white roses constructed by Mark’s Garden.


The couple recited personal vows that were officated by Eddie’s brother Alex Van Halen.


Eddie’s 18-year-old son Wolfgang served as best man and both father and son dressed casually in Sy Devore cotton pants.


Eddie’s 18-year-old son Wolfgang served as best man and both father and son dressed casually in Sy Devore cotton pants.


Eddie and Janie dated for three years before getting married. Janie is Eddie’s publicist.


The bride and groom posed for wedding photos with their extended family before guests arrived.


Eddie dressed casually in a button down shirt and Mark Nason flip flops.


Eddie helped his new wife with her Hanna Hartnell wedding dress after posing for wedding pictures.


No Brown M&M’s At Van Halen’s Wedding

  • van vow

    Ed looks happy enough to make new music.

  • Eric

    I wish the new couple happiness. However I admit that I have given up all hope that we will ever see new music coming from VH.

  • Dan

    i wonder if dave was there?

  • Rubbing Wit Da Debbol

    Did he solo during Here Comes the Bride?

  • Enrique

    Does anyone know if Diamond Dave attended the wedding?

  • Rocko

    Right On Ed and Jane!!!

  • Andrew

    Eddie has his shit together now. He’s made such great music, if he happens to make some more its just a bonus. He doesn’t have too, Has Jimmy Page made any? Eric Clapton? Jeff Beck?. All the best to you Ed, what a great family you put together. Nice to see Val was at the wedding. And people say you hold grudges!

  • Mathieu

    I guess Dave didn’t attend the wedding. Ed didn’t even thank him when he received his Spike Award last week…

  • Karl

    Andrew, Jeff Beck is still regularly making great albums.

  • K. Reyoch

    Good for them! I wish them the best. I would love to have heard “Reverend Al’s” service. God bless ya Ed! Marriage is a good thing.

  • DiamondDLR

    Congrats, Ed. With the marriage ceremony all done and Wolfie out of school, you should have plenty of time to make up new excuses for not recording any new albums. Cheers.

  • http://www.vhnd.com Pat G

    Now that Ed is happy, domestically, he can get back to being happy professionally by making new music and not bitching about the former memebers of his band and who did what to whom or who quit or who got fired and just stop bitching all together and get back to making music and remind us fans that he still can make music.

  • BigJ

    Seeing Rev. AL is hillarious, when you think of how wild he was in the old days to see that is shocking. Hope it works out for Ed, and now they can offically get to work on the new album. I hope they throw some teasers like Chickenfoot was doing while they are recording it

  • Skutch

    Ed and Dave have never gotten along. They just make undeniably great music together. Works for me.

    May Ed and Janie spend many long years together. Congrats.

  • Phil

    Again I’m asking: Where was Dave?

  • pushtoshove

    Live your life Ed…And I hope if you decide to make music its because you’re ready and ‘ready’……

  • Corey

    It’s good to see eddie happy, I just hope he doesn’t screw this marriage up like he did with valerie ( he cheated on her all the time). And in regards to the people talking about new music, I think he has made enough music to last a lifetime. As def leppard says ” it’s better to burn out then fade away”.

  • iwannaberr

    Ok Ed, time to shit or get of the pot!!!! If there’s not a CD out next spring, I’m done with you. I’ll just play the oldies like I’m gonna have to do with Michael Jackson songs.

  • phil

    i’m happy for eddie!

  • Rick

    The guy is a musician. Music is what he is and does. He had some serious problems and thus probably inspirationally dry years also lacking dedication. Now it seems he’s getting his life back together, so in fact the next logical step would be his productivity would increase if he’s getting the love for music back after the downturn Haggar years and especially now being able to play with his son. I think something is to come. Maybe not like VHI, II and Fair Warning, but for sure the best since 1984.

    Best wishes to Eddie and Janie.

  • Dan

    Hey Rick, enough pot shots at Sam ok. For your information the Sammy years yielded the only number one albums during VH’s history. So get your facts straight before you post. We get it, you don’t likle Hagar, but his tenure was hardly the down years. Ed’s alcohol problems were responsible for the 2004 debacle. But he’s sober, happy and let’s hope for new music. Sam is doing great with CF and with Mike so let’s stop the hate and just enjoy the music from whoever makes it.

  • Rich

    Think about it – would the 80s sound of Van Halen survived the grunge movement of the 90s? What was great about the Hagar years was the fact that Van Halen not only survivied but flourished in an musical atmosphere that wasn’t interested in classic rock but more of the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam…alternative rock. Van Halen did exceedingly well to survive that – I’m not sure with Dave they could have during that time.

    This wedding only says to me one thing – now Ed has done what he said he was going to do with all this pre-album action, time to get down to 5150 with the boys and get Van Halen IV out onto the shelves.

  • doug

    Let’s see: They played “When It’s Love” and no mention of “Diamond” at the event…..New music with a 2010 tour? I think not….

  • stephan chartier

    God bless you eddie Many years of joy and happness

  • Rick

    Hey Dan, I agree, this is a wedding celebration/wishes thread and shouldn’t be used to host the usual slamming. So, sorry and peace everybody 😉

    Doug, it’s a wedding, of course they aren’t playing Ain’t talkin ’bout love. When It’s Love seems more suitable and he still wrote it, so why shouldn’t he play it. I don’t think that would mean a particular message. And why should he thank Dave at his wedding? What’s the connection? I think that Dave wasn’t particularly mentioned doesn’t mean anything. And you know Dave, maybe he was invited but busy doing something else or being somewhere else, for all we know.

  • John

    Back up a minute folks. Am I the only one who has been wondering since this wedding was announced months ago about Alex? When did Alex became an ordained minister? And minister of what? I gots to know … Scientology? Some Buddhist thing? I doubt it is of the Christian variety (although the brothers were raised Catholic), because you don’t exactly become a minister overnight, unless you buy a Reverendhood from some place like Jim Jones University.

    So, VHND – come on. Do some digging on this one, please. How and when did Al become ordained?

  • Kimberly

    Congrats Eddie!!!!!! <3

  • Jeff

    Actually Corey, it was Neil Young who originally said “it’s better to burn out than fade away”, but that’s ok, I forgive you.
    A colossal congrats goes out to Ed and Janie!!! Make this marriage #1 in your life, and all happiness will follow in all other aspects of your life. I suspect we are going to hear some happy songs soon!!!

  • greg

    There were 99 wedding guests who weren’t listed (Val being the one exception – listed because she’s the ex wife) so maybe, just maybe for all you doom and gloomers – Dave was there, and just not listed by the celebrity news reporter. Not everything in the world revolves around whether or not Van Halen are going to get back in the studio and record another album, so I don’t find it suprising that even if Dave was there, that he wasn’t mentioned. This was about family, and even if Dave and Ed are tight again, he is still not family. So congrats Ed and Janie, and best of luck! It is great to see Ed looking healthy and happy.

  • Erick

    Maybe Dave was busy in the jungle, doing his old routine.
    2010 is going to be a great VH year, a mighty VH-year.

  • jano2412

    Doug come on man! What song you want them to play at a wedding?
    Girl gone bad,valery’s crying or dirty movie?
    “When is love” is the cheesiest song from VH ,so good enough for a wedding!

  • http://None Ducky / Dirty Duck

    Congrats Eddie and Janie!

    (*Janie is a looker ed! 😉 )

    Hope this marriage brings the man the peace he deserves and the energy to get back in the studio!

    I’m not gonna even bother reading the other posts regarding this….dont feel like getting aggrivated monday morning!

    The BEST to you both Ed!

  • Vanicionado

    Top picture…

    What’s Reverand Al looking at?

  • mjc

    can the news desk find out if dave was there,or if he had a prior commitment.

  • ace5150

    This is a music site. Not a wedding site.

  • Ken

    Congratulations Eddie! Hope you found happiness.

  • Russell

    First of all stop all the dang Sammy bashing, this is a WEDDING THREAD, not a BASH SAM AND MIKE thread. Congrats to ED and Janie, he doesn’t have to make new music in order to prove anything, he is happy right now, so let’s just all be happy for him.
    Secondly, as far as new music and a tour are concerned, so far he has kept to his words, he said he was gonna let Wolfie graduate and get married, then see what happens after that, so maybe he is on the phone with the rest of the guys now, who knows. If he is, he is, if not, then so what, he is happy now, so just leave him, and the rest of the group alone, please.

  • http://vhnd surfsno

    we want van halen IV!!!

    bring it on!!!

  • kenny

    congrads ed and jane!!! u guys look amazing…..
    now go on your honeymoon and enjoy your life together. god bless.

  • rockenvelop

    Congratulations and best wishes.

    God Bless…

  • lolo

    Flip flops at wedding??? Kinda weird, just look at pics from his wedding with Bertinelli, You can find themm on google! Even though congrats, I also married the same day as Eddie!

  • j.j. hengari

    Bless the newly wed couple, the minister, the best man,
    the ex-wife, and the guests.
    Best wishes and God Bless! 🙂