A registry office in London’s Marylebone that had once served as the venue for former Beatle Paul McCartney’s marriage to his first wife Linda 42 years ago, held host to a small civil service on Sunday for his wedding to American-born Nancy Shevall.
The date chosen for the wedding coincides with what would have been the 71st birthday of John Lennon, lending a poignant air to the proceedings.
Paul’s brother Mike served as best man and guests included fellow Beatle Ringo Starr. This time, as opposed to his second marriage, McCartney’s family come out in support of the union.
Following the service, a small reception was held in the back garden of Sir Paul’s house in St John’s Wood, which is situated nearby the famous Abbey Road studios where the majority of the Beatles songs were recorded.
A friend of the iconic musician commented on the proceedings: “The wedding is in keeping with the way Paul and Nancy have conducted their entire relationship – low-key, understated and fuelled by goodwill. Neither of them wanted a huge fuss.”