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- Posted on Oct 9th 2011 12:00PM by Kenneth Partridge
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Earlier this afternoon, hundreds of well-wishers greeted the former Beatle and his bride as they arrived at the Old Marylebone Town Hall -- the same place where McCartney said "I do" to his first wife, Linda, in 1969.
Macca and his missus were decked out in clothes designed by Stella McCartney, Paul's daughter, and among those in attendance were Barbara Walters -- Chevell's second cousin -- and Ringo Starr, the only other surviving Beatle. Shevell is Jewish, and the pair prefaced Sunday's civil ceremony with a blessing Saturday at a local synagogue.
McCartney began dating Shevell, a New York socialite and trucking heiress, four years ago. The rocker's second marriage ended in 2008, when he underwent a bitter divorce from model Heather Mills. At least one good thing came out of that marriage -- a daughter Beatrice, who served as a bridesmaid at today's ceremony.
The wedding marked Shevell's second trip down the aisle and came on what would have been John Lennon's 71st birthday.
After exchanging vows, the newlyweds headed to McCartney's nearby home in St. John's Wood, where the reception was thought to be taking place.