Friday, July 2, 1999 Published at 08:14 GMT 09:14 UK
Written in the stars
Victoria and Daivd: Meant to be
It may sound like a fairy tale, but David Beckham and Victoria Adams claim love came for them at first sight.
David has even thrown off his World Cup pariah reputation in the glory of Manchester United's treble.
Now with the tightly-controlled wedding, the couple's dreams have been fulfilled.
His efforts to meet her - including a trawl of London nightclubs in case she was there - came to fruition at an Old Trafford game. But he says it was Victoria who made the running. She had become interested in him after being shown his picture by a journalist.
When they did meet, in March 1997, they said they felt like they had known each other for ever.
"I wanted to sound like I knew something about football and said something like: 'Good game, then?'" said Victoria. "He laughed, and that was it."
The relationship flowered quickly in the hothouse conditions of the celebrity world.
"I started thinking about proposing a week after I met her," David said.
In the rough and tumble of newspaper gossip, all sorts of celebrities have dalliances with all sorts of other celebrities. But the Beckham-Posh Spice relationship stuck.
(Victoria's Van Cleef and Erpels engagement ring earned the Customs and Excise £3,000 when a sharp-eyed inspector realised David had bought it in New York.)
David's days in the harshest heat of the spotlight - when he was blamed for costing England the World Cup by getting sent off for kicking Argentinian Diego Simeone - were made bearable for him by Victoria, he says.
He flew from Paris to New York to be near her. "There is no way I would have survived the World Cup without Victoria," he said recently.
"She didn't say anything, just gave me a big cuddle. She was about a month pregnant - no-one knew except us - and was as pleased to see me as I was to see her.
"Once I was with her I knew I would get through it."
Brooklyn Joseph was born in March this year, taking his name from his place of conception. Some of David's team mates told him it was lucky it had not happened in Peckham.
Their wedding - like their relationship - was held in front of the cameras.
And whether they like it or not, the minutiae of their lives together - especially any rows the happy couple might have - will find its way into the papers.