Sir Elton marries David Furnish
Sir Elton John and David Furnish have got married exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.
The veteran musician married his partner 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.
One of the photos he shared was of himself, pen in hand, sitting next to Furnish at a desk, with a piece of paper in front of them, and the caption: "That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony! #ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish"
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 posted by Sir Elton showed a room full of at least 40 guests with Sir 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 the wedding lunch menu on Instagram.
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.
Brooklyn Beckham also posted a photograph of name cards which included his whole family - David, Victoria, Romeo, Cruz, Harper and himself.
He also posted a photograph of his fashion designer mother with her arm around him.
He wrote: "Amazing day with family and special friends congratulations Uncle Elton and Uncle David #ShareTheLove"
Lulu posted photographs on Instagram of herself with a galaxy of stars including Sir Elton and Furnish, David and Victoria, Gary Barlow, Ed Sheeran and Burberry chief executive Christopher Bailey.
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 Sir Elton and Furnish about to cut their wedding cake, as well as a photo of himself with his wife Lara Stone.
Hugh Grant congratulated both the couple and an "enlightened UK".
He tweeted: "Groom Groom - Britain races into the future. Congrats Elton and David. Congrats enlightened UK #ShareTheLove"
On December 21 2005, Sir Elton and Furnish tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall, and a galaxy of stars joined the celebrations that day, including Victoria Beckham, Helena Bonham Carter and Sir Michael Caine.
That service took place in the same venue where the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall got married.
The pair first met in 1993 when a mutual friend invited British Canadian film-maker Furnish to dinner with the rock legend.
With Furnish by his side, Sir Elton has hosted star-studded bashes and raised huge sums for his Aids Foundation.
Gay marriages became possible in England and Wales for the first time in March. Prime Minister David Cameron hailed the introduction as a "historic day" as many leapt at the chance to tie the knot.
In an interview for US TV in March this year, Sir Elton said: "We'll do it very quietly. But we will do it and it will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children."
He added: "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."
And during the interview for NBC's Today programme, Furnish said of the anticipation from their circle of friends: "The phone's been ringing off the hook."