Former Beatle Paul McCartney married for the third time on Sunday, taking his vows at the iconic Old Marylebone Town Hall in London where he wed first wife Linda Eastman in 1969. McCartney, 69, tied the knot with American trucking company heiress Nancy Shevell, 51.
Unlike his lavish 2002 wedding to former model Heather Mills, which ended in a bitter divorce in 2008, Sunday's affair was a quiet one, attended by close friends and family, including former bandmate Ringo Starr and wife Barbara Bach, ex-Beatle George Harrison's widow, Olivia, Shevell's son, Arlen, and her second cousin, "View" host Barbara Walters. Shevell wore a dress designed by McCartney's daughter Stella, and the "Maybe I'm Amazed" singer slipped a five-carat square-cut Neil Lane diamond ring on her finger during the brief ceremony.
According to a report in the Huffington Post, McCartney "appeared proud, content and eager" to share his joyful day with the crowd that had gathered and "raised his bride's hand in triumph" as they walked down the steps of the town hall after the civil ceremony. "I feel absolutely wonderful," McCartney told fans as he arrived at his London home after the wedding.
Stella McCartney also helped whip up a three-course vegetarian feast served to guests at the reception at McCartney's home in the St. John's Wood neighborhood on what would have been late Beatle John Lennon's 71st birthday. Veteran TV presenter Walters is credited with introducing the couple four years ago at a party in the Hamptons in New York. Shevell was married to attorney Bruce Blakeman for 20 years before meeting McCartney.