Sunday, July 4, 1999 Published at 15:44 GMT 16:44 UK
Posh and Becks tie the knot
The happy couple: David Beckham and Victoria Adams
In one of the biggest celebrity weddings of the year, Spice Girl Victoria Adams has married the Manchester United footballer David Beckham.
The wedding was held out of the sight of press cameras at a castle on the outskirts of Dublin.
Up to 500 guests are thought to have flown into Dublin for what has been dubbed the showbusiness wedding of the year.
Sir Elton John is flying in specially between Italian concerts to sing and play for the couple.
But it was not a stag night occasion as Beckham was not there and some of the team were accompanied by their girlfriends.
Many argue that celebrities are the new royalty and everyone wants to catch a glimpse of the couple.
Squads of security guards have been employed to keep prying eyes and camera lenses from gaining unwanted access to medieval Luttrellstown castle, which Victoria Adams and David Beckham have hired for their wedding.
It is an exclusive luxury retreat for the rich and famous. Former guests include former US President Ronald Reagan, movie star Paul Newman and rock group REM.
The price of a Luttrellstown wedding is a minimum of $13,000.
No expense has been spared for the celebrations which are said to include a £48-a-head sit-down dinner, children's amusements, an 18-piece orchestra and fireworks display.
The celebrity couple will not have trouble footing the bill.
They have reputedly sold the exclusive rights to photograph the event to a magazine for £1m.
Victoria Adams, more popularly known as Posh Spice, is a multi-millionaire in her own right thanks to the Spice Girls.
Beckham is already a millionaire midfielder idolised across the world for his pin-up looks as much as his prowess on the football field.
They will not be getting any presents. They have asked for shopping vouchers instead.
Afterwards they will jet off to a honeymoon in a strictly secret location.