Inside Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris' New Year's Eve Wedding!

January 1, 2013
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris pose for photos following their wedding at the Playboy Mansion on December 31, 2012 -- Elayne Lodge

It was a New Year's Eve to remember for Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris!

The Playboy mogul, 86, and his 26-year-old ladylove tied the knot in the early hours of New Year's Eve.

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The intimate ceremony was held at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, as the bride and groom were surrounded by family and "a few close friends."

Hef also announced the nuptial news via Twitter.

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"Crystal & I married on New Year's Eve in the Mansion with Keith as my Best Man. Love that girl!" Hef posted on his Twitter page early Tuesday morning (Keith is the magazine honcho's younger brother).

The bride wore a soft pink, floor length strapless gown, while Hef donned a traditional black tuxedo.

The ceremony was followed by a private reception where they toasted with champagne and cut the wedding cake.

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"Happy New Year from Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hefner!" Hef later Tweeted in the night, along with a photo of himself in his signature captain's hat, and his new bride in her wedding dress.

Celebrity guests at the event included comedian Jon Lovitz, Rascal Flatts singer Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon (Playboy's 2005 Playmate of the Year), pro baseball superstar Evan Longoria with Playmate girlfriend Jaime Edmondson, KISS rocker Gene Simmons and wife Shannon Tweed.

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This is the third marriage for Hefner and the first for Harris.

The couple previously called off their engagement back in 2011, when Harris called things off just days before the couple's planned wedding at the time.

Hef and Harris later reconciled, with the former Playmate posting a message on her Twitter page announcing they had gotten back together.

"Yes @hughhefner and I are back together. Yes I am his #1 girl again. Yes we are happy. Hope that clears up any confusion! xo," she wrote in June 2012.

-- Eric Anderson

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