Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell Wedding
October 9, 2011
Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London on October 9, 2011.
Among the 30 guests at the ceremony were Barbara Walters, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood and McCartney’s seven-year-old daughter, Beatrice, who served a bridesmaid.
The bride wore a long-sleeved, v-neck, ivory dress by her step-daughter, Stella McCartney and clutched a bouquet of mixed colored roses. The inspiration for her wedding gown came from the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, who wore a long-sleeved crepe gown by Mainbocher for her 1937 wedding.
The groom wore a navy suit also designed by his daughter.
During the non-denominational ceremony, McCartney presented his bride with a vintage-style Neil Lane diamond eternity band featuring 5-carats of square cut diamonds set in platinum.
At the conclusion, guests tossed white rose petals on the newlyweds as they departed the registrar’s office.
A reception followed at McCartney’s St. John’s Wood home where a vegetarian menu of arugula and basil salad, goat cheese polenta, savory tarts, and dumplings were served.
The bride changed into a long plum-colored chiffon dress also by Stella McCartney for the party.
McCartney performed a balled for Shevell that brought tears to his eyes, and later in the evening, DJ Mark Ronson spun tunes.
For dessert, elderflower-flavored creme fraiche with mixed berries was served along with two wedding cakes by Posh Puds Patisserie — one apple vegan and one traditional chocolate.
Two weeks after their wedding, the couple celebrated with family and friends at a second celebration at the Bowery Hotel in New York.