Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney was given special dispensation by the local council to get married on Sunday, October 9th, 2011 in London. Sir McCartney took New York heiress Nancy Shevell as his third wife. They married in a civil ceremony. Ironically it was his former band mate's 71st birthday.
The newlyweds was showered with flower petals as they left Westminster Register Office at around 4.30pm local time (2.30am AEDT), as reported by Sky News.
The beloved 69-year-old Beatle looked handsome in a navy blue suit. His beautiful brunette 51-year-old bride wore a stunning knee-length ivory hued dress which was elegant and appropriate for her wedding.
The word is that only 30 family members and close friends were invited to the private civil ceremony. The guests included Ringo Starr and Olivia Harrison, widow of George. The bride's son, Arlen Blakeman also was in attendance.
The new groom is obviously thrilled to be married to his beautiful new wife. When asked how he felt, he said, "Terrific, thank you. I feel married." He added, "I feel absolutely wonderful."
Following the ceremony the newly-married couple was driven back to Sir Paul's house in nearby St John's Wood, Sky said.
Over 100 guests were invited to the evening reception where a three-course organic, vegetarian meal and two wedding cakes - one traditional and one vegan - were on the menu. Sir Paul and his bride then posed for more pictures and kissed outside the reception marquee in the grounds.
Reception guests included model Twiggy, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, British TV host Sir David Frost and musician Jools Holland.McCartney's children are reportedly happy about their father's marriage to Shevell, a trucking company heiress who also sits on the board of New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She reportedly plans to move to London.