Sir Paul McCartney has married for the third time, tying the knot with American Nancy Shevell, reports BBC News.
The former Beatle and the haulage heiress were married in a modest ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall registry office in London, in the presence of family and friends.
They then took travelled to a marquee in the McCartney’s own garden for their reception. Crowds of journalists and well-wishers had surrounded the town hall entrance to catch a glimpse of the couple or any of their small, but high-profile guest list.
The low-key event may inspire others planning their connubials to consider a smaller event themselves, as there are plenty of venues for hire in London that can accommodate smaller wedding parties.
Ringo Starr was said to have wished the happy couple “peace and love” as he entered; while Rolling Stone star, Ronnie Wood, wished them “a very happy future.”
Two aspects of the wedding were particularly poignant, according to The Telegraph. Not only was the wedding venue where Sir Paul married his first wife Linda in 1969, but the wedding fell on what would have been John Lennon’s 71st birthday.
In a stark difference to his second marriage to model, Heather Mills, McCartney’s new bride has been welcomed by the family; with daughter Stella reportedly designing Shevell’s stunning white dress and coordinating the meat-free, organic menu.
After the ceremony, the groom told journalists that he was “terrific, thank you.” He continued: “I feel married, I feel absolutely wonderful.”