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Elton and partner David wed in front of celebrity friends

ELTON John and David Furnish have got married exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.

The veteran musician (67) married his partner yesterday at their Windsor estate and a host of stars joined them for the celebrations, with Sir Elton posting photographs of the event online throughout the day.

On Twitter he directed people to Instagram where he said he and Furnish would be sharing "special moments" from their big day.

The Tiny Dancer singer posted snaps including an image of a wedding invitation emblazoned with red roses, and a photograph of two pairs of shoes sitting at a fire, with the caption: "Our little ring bearers are fast asleep and their shoes are polished and ready for tomorrow's celebration."

The famous couple have two sons of toddler age called Zachary and Elijah.

Other photos showed a room full of at least 40 guests with Elton and Furnish sitting at the front and tables decorated with red roses.

A host of stars also took to Twitter and Instagram to share images from the wedding and to congratulate the newlyweds, and they also used the hashtag #ShareTheLove.

Elizabeth Hurley tweeted that she was "v excited" when she was on her way to the nuptials, while Brooklyn Beckham, eldest son of David and Victoria, posted a photograph of him and his mum.

Guests feasted on wild mushroom soup and truffle cream to start, and tucked into a main course of beef short rib and caramelised onion pie with roasted potatoes and parsnips in horseradish butter.

The dessert was warm chocolate pudding and vanilla ice-cream, with wedding cake to follow, while guests were also served Laurent-Perrier Champagne.

Lulu posted photographs on Instagram of herself with a galaxy of stars including David and Victoria, Gary Barlow, Ed Sheeran and Burberry chief executive Christopher Bailey.

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Comedian Jimmy Carr tweeted a photo of the happy couple, who wore dark suits, dark ties, white shirts and red roses pinned to their lapels.

Carr wrote: "#ShareTheLove at the beautiful wedding of two beautiful people. Wishing Elton & David every happiness. X"

Gary Barlow also took to Twitter to praise the day's event describing it as an "incredible day", while chat show host Graham Norton tweeted: "Huge congratulations to Sir Elton John and David Furnish. Married at last!! Xxxx #ShareTheLove"

Comedian David Walliams said it was a "magnificent" day on Twitter and posted a picture of Elton and Furnish about to cut their wedding cake, as well as a photo of himself with his wife Lara Stone.

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