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The posh wedding Tuesday, 6 July, 1999, 11:33 GMT 12:33 UK
Sun pips OK! to Posh wedding photos
Beckham and Neville
All smiles for Beckham and best man Gary Neville
A newspaper has trumped OK! magazine's exclusive wedding photo deal with Posh Spice and David Beckham by printing sneaked shots of their lavish celebrations.

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The Sun newspaper is celebrating its "World Exclusive" with a set of five photographs from Sunday's event, which did not allow press photographers because of the magazine's 1m deal.

But the newspaper does not say how it obtained the pictures. "We're sure the glossy magazine who paid out to cover David and Victoria's happy day will understand," its editorial reads.

Regal pose: The couple sat on thrones for the wedding dinner
It told its readers that Spice Girl Victoria Adams, 25, wore a 10,000 crown to top off her tightly fitting ivory wedding dress.

England footballer David Beckham, 24, wore an ivory and cream suit, but had to change into a purple one because their son Brooklyn was sick on him, the paper said.

Baby Brooklyn's wedding suit was said to include a purple cowboy hat.

The couple sat in splendour on golden thrones on a platform raised above the guests, with Brooklyn's crib at their side.

The cake (top right) featured Posh and Becks in the nude
Photographs of the cake revealed that it was topped with a daring nude sculpture of newly-weds, with ivy leaves protecting their modesty.

But The Sun was not the only newspaper bringing photos of the wedding to a picture-hungry public.

The Mirror said it had "landed an unofficial picure" of the event, but perhaps with rather less success than its tabloid counterpart.

The Mirror's scoop was less revealing than The Sun's
It features a blurred shot of a blonde Sporty Spice Mel C, and includes Ms Adams's mouth and jawline in the left-hand corner.

It also suggests 10 ways that it might have obtained the shot, including hiding a camera in Brooklyn's dummy, or in footballer David Seaman's moustache.

But the couple will be miles away from the excitement surrounding their marriage, having left the UK for a secret honeymoon destination.

Luttrellstown Castle: Scene of lavish celebrations
They married at Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin in a lavish ceremony.

The wedding ceremony was witnessed by just 29 close friends and family members, with security guards on hand to keep journalists and fans at bay.

After the ceremony Victoria and David joined the rest of their guests, who had all been asked to dress in either black or white, at a glittering reception in a marquee in the castle grounds, reported to have cost 500,000.

  • The photograph of David Beckham and Gary Neville at the top of this story was the only wedding picture released to the press as of Monday night - courtesy of OK! Magazine, © OK! Magazine, July 1999.

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