LAST UPDATED: 21st December 2014 at 11:30pm

Congratulations to Sir Elton John and David Furnish! The couple officially wed, nine years to the day after they entered into a civil partnership. 

The couple tied the knot at a romantic ceremony in front of family, friends and more than a few famous faces, too. Not quite the private ceremony as was originally reported - not that we're complaining. 

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The couple were eager to share their happiness and so shared pictures of the big day via Instagram using #sharethelove. 

Among the many snaps were pics of their sons, Zachary and Elijah, whom served as ring-bearers and were dressed in matching black suits like their dads. Elton wearing his trademark sunglasses, of course. 

As with their civil ceremony, red roses played a big part: as a backdrop for their invitation (which featured bold, white writing); in the tall centrepieces and the grooms' buttonholes. 

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A Damien Hirst sculpture of a dove served as David and Elton's altar.  Their 'DE' monogram emblazoned their invitations, menus and cake. The cake itself was a single-tiered square slab, decorated with red rose petals. 

Among the many celebrity guests caught on camera were the Beckham family, Elizabeth Hurley, David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone, Ed Sheeran, Hugh Grant, Jimmy Carr, make-up artist Pat McGrath, Burberry boss Christopher Bailey and singer Lulu. 

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Sir Elton John and lavish parties have become synonymous (650 people attended his and David's 2005 reception), but for this special day they chose a more low-key approach, which we think suited them beautifully. 

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LAST UPDATED: 18th December 2014 at 9:15am

Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish are due to tie the knot for a second time this weekend.

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Their second wedding, despite being a celebration of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain earlier this year, will be a private ceremony. The singer's spokesman, Gary Farrow, confirmed the news.

Rules allowing couples in civil partnerships to convert their status to marriage came into effect only last week. The process requires a bit of paperwork but ceremonies remain optional.

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Sir Elton and his partner were among the first couples in Britain to seal a civil partnership when it was first introduced in 2005, so it follows suit that they should be among the first to claim the title, too.

The couple's two sons, Zachary and Elijah, will no doubt play a role in the wedding ceremony.

Congratulations to them! 

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