U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, the third most senior member of the Senate, married Irene Hirano in a small private ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 83-year-old Hawaii Democrat, dressed in a dark suit, and Hirano, who wore a white suit, were wed Saturday at All Saints' Episcopal Church, and then left for Carmel, Calif., for their honeymoon, according to a news release issued by the senator's office.

Inouye's wife of nearly 60 years, Margaret, died in 2006 of complications from colon cancer. He was first elected to the Senate in 1962.