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In pictures: Cruise guests arrive

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise with their baby, Suri

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise held a pre-wedding dinner in Italy for friends and family, including their daughter Suri. The couple got engaged in June 2005.

Victoria and David Beckham

The Beckhams have become firm friends with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The two women were seen out together at Paris Fashion Week recently.

Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony were guests at the dinner. Reports suggest Cruise and Holmes will take part in Scientology ceremony in a town called Bracciano near Rome on Saturday.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey was one of the first Hollywood actors spotted at Rome's Ciampino airport, accompanied by girlfriend Jenny McCarthy.

Fans waiting to see Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Fans have been waiting outside the hotel in Rome where Cruise and Holmes are thought to be staying.

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields is on the guest list after Cruise apologised for publicly criticising the actress for taking anti-depressants for post-natal depression.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith is in Italy too for the wedding. The actress starred in Collateral in 2004 with Cruise and Jamie Foxx.

Will Smith

Will Smith has joined his wife Jada in Rome, having arrived a day later.

Journalists outside what is thought to be the wedding venue in Italy.

The world's media has been descending on Italy for the wedding. It is thought the ceremony will take place at the 15th Century Castello Odescalchi.

Jenna Elfman and her husband Bodhi Elfman

Dharma and Greg star Jenna Elfman, a fellow scientologist, and her husband, Bodhi, are also going to the wedding. It is thought Holmes will wear a dress made by Giorgio Armani.

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