The Wedding - October 9, 2011

October 9, 2011

Official Wedding Portrait by Paul's daughter Mary McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney, 69  and Nancy Shevell, 51 were married in Old Marylebone Town Hall , London, on Oct 9, 2011, in front of 30 close friends and relatives.
 The 45 minute civil ceremony,  officiated by Superintendent Registrar Alison Cathcart, was said to cost  £1,540.

The wedding date, October 9th, is also John Lennon's birthdate.

Paul's son James had the honor of Best Man, and youngest daughter  Beatrice, 8, was the flower girl.

Paul's fashion designer daughter Stella designed Paul's suit and Nancy's wedding dress- she also designed Beatrice's dress.

As the newly married couple exited the Town Hall, they were showered with white rose petals.

Paul McCartney, Nancy Shevell marry at London town hall | CTV News

Introducing Lady McCartney - London Daily Mail

InStyle magazine reports on Paul's wedding

Paul publicly thanked his fans for all of their well-wishes -

" "Nancy and I want to thank everybody for the wonderful greetings and messages of goodwill that we received. We had a really great day with family and friends; it was relaxed, fun, emotional, heartfelt and a total pleasure for the two of us and everyone involved."
"You may have read, in the media, some of the details about our happy day but, as not all of what was reported was totally true, here are a couple of corrections for those of you who like to know the truth: It was said that my brother, Mike, was my best man. In fact, it was my lovely son, James, who did me proud. It was also reported that I sang Let It Be and Let Me Roll It at the reception but, in actual fact, that’s not true and I think the reporters may have got confused by hearing a few of my other songs being played by our DJ for the night, Mark Ronson, who, by the way, did a sensational job, keeping us all bopping till the early hours of the morning."Click here  to read Paul's message on his website.


After the ceremony about 100 guests gathered at Paul's London home in St John's Wood for  the reception party, which went until about 3 am.
A vegetarian menu was served, along with both a traditional and a vegan wedding cake. The menu was planned by Paul's daughter Mary.

Nancy changed into a plum colored chiffon dress, also designed by Stella, at the reception.
Later on in the evening both Paul and Nancy traded in their fancy clothes for jeans and t-shirts.

Paul's son and best man James toasted the couple, as did Nancy' s son Arlen.
Paul made a toast to close friend and bandmate John Lennon on what would have been his 71st birthday.

DJ Mark Ronson spun tunes, including Beatles and McCartney songs,  throughout the night.

Neighbors called the police to complain about the noise, and the police arrived around 1:30 to quiet things down.

Although it was widely reported that Paul sang "Let It Be"  and '"Let Me Roll It" to Nancy at the reception, Paul stated in a message on his website that he did not sing the songs, and that passersby probably heard them being spun by the DJ Mark Ronson.

Paul did, however,  sing a lovely and romantic song that he wrote especially for Nancy called "My Valentine".

Paul and Nancy arrive at Marylebone Town Hall for Wedding

October 9. 2011

Fans and Press await Paul and Nancy on their wedding day.

Fans , paparazzi and press were on hand to greet Paul McCartney and his bride-to-be Nancy Shevell  as they arrived at Marylebone Town Hall to make their wedding vows on Sunday, Oct 9, 2011. 

Paul and Nancy did not disappoint as they waved to fans and posed for the press  when they arrived at the town hall.

Arriving in the chauffered car with them was Paul's 8 year old daughter Beatrice, ( from his short-lived union with 2nd wife Heather Mills), who was a flower girl at her Dad's wedding.

Paul was wearing a well fit stylish dark suit and tie, while Nancy was stunning in a long sleeved, knee length white dress- both Paul and Nancy's outfits were designed by Paul's daughter Stella.

The couple will marry in front of 30 close family and friends, with the wedding to be followed by a larger reception at Paul's London home.

McCartney's wedding date, Oct 9, is also the date of  John Lennon's birthday. 

Marriage notice posted in the Marylebone Registrar's office.

Nancy steps out of the car

Paul's daughter Bea climbs out of the back seat of the car behind Paul and Nancy

Paul guides Bea out of the car as Nancy looks on

Paul and Bea

Paul and Nancy wave to the fans

And off they go to get married!

Morning of the Wedding- Preparations Continue!

October 9,2011

Paul and Nancy head to the gym for a workout on the morning of their wedding!

Armfuls of delicate blush-coloured roses and white hydrangeas have been delivered. The marquee has been erected and bottles of bubbly are chilling. 

And if there was any doubt that Sir Paul McCartney  and Nancy Shevell were planning to seal their four-year courtship by tying the knot on Sunday then you only had to look at the couple’s giddy smiles for confirmation. 

No official statement was released. But on Saturday the Beatles legend did tell wellwishers outside his home in London’s upmarket St John’s Wood district: “Hi guys. Thanks for coming. We’re looking forward to it. See you guys.”
Macca and his bride spent the day before their wedding at a local synagogue marking Yom Kippur - the elegant brunette is Jewish. 

The ceremony was due to take place, with just 30 family members and close friends present, at Marylebone Register Office, a short distance away from the three-storey pad the pop star bought for £40,000 in 1965. 
After a service costing just £1,540, a reception will be held at his home. 

Dumagin Grande, a little known but delicious brand of champagne, will be served at a cost of £26.50 a bottle. 

Some hundred chairs are now standing in the marquee and an awning has been erected at the entrance to the property. Guests making their way through this will, of course, include the happy couple’s children.

Nancy has a 19-year-old son named Arlen from her first marriage. Meanwhile, the groom is father to adopted daughter Heather, Linda’s daughter from a previous relationship, photographer Mary, fashion designer Stella, musician James and Beatrice, his seven-year-old girl with Heather.
(From Hello Magazine)

Paul and Nancy attend Yom Kippur Services

October 8, 2011

Paul and Nancy attended Yom Kippur services at a synagogue near Paul's London home on Saturday, Oct 8, the evening before their wedding. Paul was reported to have obtained tickets for 13 additional members of Nancy's family as well.
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