Wolfgang Van Halen Gets Married In Intimate Ceremony
Wolfgang Van Halen, the talented musician and son of the legendary Eddie Van Halen, celebrated a momentous occasion as he married his longtime girlfriend, Andraia Allsop. The couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony held at their Los Angeles residence on October 15th, precisely eight years after their first date in 2015.
A Touch of Metal in the Wedding Playlist
Notably, Wolfgang Van Halen infused his passion for metal into the festivities by featuring the renowned Swedish extreme metal band, Meshuggah, on their wedding playlist. The choice of Meshuggah’s music added a unique and unconventional twist to the celebration.
Melodic Moments and Sentimental Touches
As the bride, Andraia Allsop, made her way down the aisle, she was accompanied by her father while the classic tones of Dean Martin’s “Everybody Loves Somebody” serenaded the moment. In contrast, Wolfgang Van Halen had a touching tribute to his late father by walking down the aisle with his mother, Valerie Bertinelli, to a piece of music penned by Eddie Van Halen himself, an instrumental titled “316.”
In a pre-wedding interview with People magazine, Wolfgang expressed the sentiment behind the choice, stating, “The song that my father had written for me, it’s an instrumental piece called ‘316.’ It’ll be a nice way to include my dad.”
The Perfect First Dance
A standout moment during the wedding was the couple’s first dance, set to the enchanting melodies of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.” Wolfgang revealed that this song holds a special place in their hearts due to its profound connection with his late father. Peter Gabriel’s music had always resonated with Wolfgang and his fiancée, making it a natural choice for their first dance.
Meshuggah: A Surprising Addition
In the same People interview, Wolfgang and Andraia shared their excitement about incorporating Meshuggah’s music into their wedding celebration. As Andraia explained, “When I talked to our DJ, he was very excited about our vision. The one thing that I want, I want Wolfie to have his moment of one of his favorite bands, Meshuggah.”
Wolfgang echoed her sentiments, emphasizing Meshuggah’s progressive metal sound and its potential to shock or terrify those less familiar with the genre. He humorously added, “Anyone over 40 will be terrified. But you know what? It’s my wedding, and I’ll do whatever I want.”
No Musical Performances by the Groom
Despite being a renowned musician himself, Wolfgang had no intention of performing at his own wedding. In response to inquiries about a possible musical performance, he revealed, “I think people’s first impression is like, ‘Oh, are you going to play something?’ And it’s like, no, that’s the last thing I want to do. I’m going on tour in 11 days. I don’t want to. The last thing I want to think about is playing anything.”
Mammoth WVH and Upcoming Tour
Wolfgang’s band, Mammoth WVH, is gearing up for an exciting headlining tour with the support of Nita Strauss. The tour, commencing on November 3rd in St. Louis, promises to be a thrilling musical journey, spanning until December 9th in Los Angeles. Wolfgang’s band is set to open for Metallica on two shows during the “M72 World Tour.”
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Wolfgang Van Halen’s wedding was a joyous occasion marked by musical diversity, sentimental touches, and the unexpected addition of Meshuggah’s intense sound to the celebration. As he embarks on his tour, fans can anticipate more unforgettable performances and memorable moments from this talented musician.