Sir Paul McCartney officially got married to New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell, 51, in an intimate wedding ceremony attended by close family and friends including drummer Ringo Starr on Sunday, October 9, 2011, the day his late bandmate John Lennon would have turned 71.
The couple, who engaged in May after four years together, said “I do,” at London's Westminster registry office at The Old Marylebone Town Hall, the same venue where McCartney married his late wife, Linda.
The bride wore a simple white dress reportedly created by McCartney's fashion designer daughter, Stella, and a flower on her hair. The Beatles icon’s younger brother Mike served as best man, and daughter Beatrice, 7, from McCartney’s marriage to Heather Mills, served as bridesmaid.
The couple received a blessing at a local synagogue on Saturday evening as part of Nancy Shevell's Jewish religion ahead of Sunday's civil service
When emerging from the venue to a hail of confetti, the newlyweds were greeted by crowds of fans and well-wishers. They then hosted a reception taking place at McCartney's nearby home in St John's Wood, where workers were seen erecting a marquee in the grounds of the property last Friday.
Sir Paul McCartney and her bride Nancy Shevell arrive for their wedding ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London on Oct. 9, 2011
The bride looks very happy as becoming Ms. McCartney
Sir McCartney had married twice. His first wife, Linda, died of breast cancer in 1998. He was separated from his second model wife, Heather Mills, in 2008. The music icon has five children, including seven-year-old Beatrice with Mills. Nancy Shevell has had a family with New York lawyer Bruce Blakeman, but they split up in 2007 after more than 20 years together. They have a teenaged son.
Daughter Beatrice, 7, from McCartney’s marriage to Heather Mills, serves as bridesmaid
Sir McCartney waves fans, who gather to catch the glimpse of the couple
Unlike McCartney’s lavish wedding to Mills at a remote Irish castle many years ago, the Sunday’s afternoon ceremony was simple, understated and warm. “I feel absolutely wonderful," McCartney told fans as he arrived at his home after the ceremony.”
Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach arrive at London's Marylebone Town Hall for Paul McCartney's wedding on Oct. 9, 2011
Sir Paul McCartney and bride Nancy Shevell leave Marylebone Town Hall in London on Oct. 9, 2011. They are showered in confetti
The wedding is a great thing Paul McCartney has had since his ugly divorce to Mills
Many fans, photographers and well-wishers greet the couple
The way Sir Paul McCartney looks like a teen boy
Paul McCartney Gets Married to Nancy Shevell