Senator Daniel Inouye Ties the Knot

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and Irene Hirano got married in a small, private ceremony on Saturday.

The groom, who was wearing a dark suit and the bride, in a white suit, exchanged vows at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, California.

The Senator's son, Ken Inouye, served as best man and Jennifer Hirano served as the maid of honor for her mother, President of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

The wedding ceremony was limited to members of the immediate families.

"This is a glorious day for both Irene and I, as we start a new chapter in our lives," said Senator Inouye.  "Our work keeps us quite busy, but the  time we spend together and even our chats on the phone give a special richness to our lives.  I am most fortunate to have as my partner a beautiful, accomplished, intelligent and worldly woman."

Following the ceremony, the newlyweds departed for Carmel, California for their honeymoon.

Photos courtesy of Erik Hyler