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Christmas nuptials: Elton John shares snaps of official wedding to David Furnish

Nine years after they first tied the knot in a civil ceremony, David Furnish and Elton John will officially wed this afternoon.

The pair, who are huge advocates for gay marriage, have shared a series of photographs on Elton’s Instagram account of the day’s exciting nuptials at their Windsor estate.

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"That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony! #ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish," wrote Elton.

"That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony! #ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish," wrote Elton.

"It's beginning!! The Registrar welcomes our guests. #ShareTheLove," wrote Elton.

"It's beginning!! The Registrar welcomes our guests. #ShareTheLove," wrote Elton.

Liz Hurley pictured with her son on the way to Furnish/John nuptials.

Liz Hurley pictured with her son on the way to Furnish/John nuptials.

"Our little ring bearers are fast asleep and their shoes are polished and ready for tomorrow's celebration. @DavidFurnish #ShareTheLove," wrote Elton.

"Our little ring bearers are fast asleep and their shoes are polished and ready for tomorrow's celebration. @DavidFurnish #ShareTheLove," wrote Elton.

Elton and David's wedding invitation

Elton and David's wedding invitation

'Great day for a wedding,' wrote Elton this morning.

'Great day for a wedding,' wrote Elton this morning.

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"That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony! #ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish," wrote Elton.

This morning, Sir Elton has posted a photo of himself, pen in hand, sitting next to Furnish at a desk, with a piece of paper in front of them, and wrote: "That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony! #ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish"

Yesterday, Sir Elton took to Twitter to direct people to the couple's Instagram accounts, tweeting: "Join http://instagram.com/EltonJohn and http://instagram.com/DavidFurnish as we share special moments from our Wedding tomorrow #ShareTheLove"

The Tiny Dancer singer has posted a series of snaps on the photo-sharing website, including an image of a wedding invitation emblazoned with red roses.

Last night, the star posted a photograph of two pairs of shoes sitting at a fire, and wrote: "Our little ring bearers are fast asleep and their shoes are polished and ready for tomorrow's celebration. @DavidFurnish #ShareTheLove"

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'Great day for a wedding,' wrote Elton this morning.

'Great day for a wedding,' wrote Elton this morning.

'Great day for a wedding,' wrote Elton this morning.

The famous couple have two sons called Zachary and Elijah.

The pair first met in 1993 when a mutual friend invited British Canadian film-maker Furnish to dinner with the rock legend.

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Liz Hurley pictured with her son on the way to Furnish/John nuptials.

Liz Hurley pictured with her son on the way to Furnish/John nuptials.

Liz Hurley pictured with her son on the way to Furnish/John nuptials.

Their 2005 civil partnership service took place in the same venue where the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall got married.

Today’s celebration is set to be a glitzy affair, with David and Victoria Beckham and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne expected to be in attendance.

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"Our little ring bearers are fast asleep and their shoes are polished and ready for tomorrow's celebration. @DavidFurnish #ShareTheLove," wrote Elton.

"Our little ring bearers are fast asleep and their shoes are polished and ready for tomorrow's celebration. @DavidFurnish #ShareTheLove," wrote Elton.

"Our little ring bearers are fast asleep and their shoes are polished and ready for tomorrow's celebration. @DavidFurnish #ShareTheLove," wrote Elton.

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Elizabeth Hurley has already uploaded a snap of herself en route to the ceremony with her son Damian to her Instagram account.

Speaking of the recent change in legislation Elton said: "For this legislation to come through is joyous, and we should celebrate it. We shouldn't just say 'Oh, well, we have a civil partnership, we're not going to bother to get married'. We will get married."

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Elton and David's wedding invitation

Elton and David's wedding invitation

Elton and David's wedding invitation

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