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Paul McCartney, Nancy Shevell are married -- let it be!

October 10, 2011 | 10:47 am

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell are married

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell were married Sunday in a low-key ceremony that had far more in common with the Cute Beatle's first wedding than his lavish second.

McCartney, 69, and Shevell, 51, tied the knot at London's Old Marylebone Town Hall, officially known as the Westminster Register Office.

"I feel married," the groom told reporters on his way out of the building Sunday after the civil ceremony. "I feel absolutely wonderful.”

The register's office is the spot where McCartney and Linda Eastman wed in 1969, beginning a union that lasted through three children and a knighthood, until her death in 1998. Another connection to the past: Sunday would have been fellow Beatle John Lennon's 71st birthday.

Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, were at the ceremony, as were George Harrison's widow, Olivia, and -- of all people! -- Barbara Walters, the Shevell cousin who had a hand in bringing the bride and groom together in the Hamptons in 2007. Brother Mike McCartney was the best man.

"Going away for a big weekend," Walters had teased Friday on Twitter. "Will tell you more when I get back." She kept to her word, commenting Monday on the "wonderful family wedding of Nancy and @PaulMcCartney. Loved being there." That was it for details from Barbara -- until she spills more on "The View" on Tuesday.

The bride wore a dress by McCartney -- Stella McCartney, that is, the groom's designer daughter. And McCartney wore McCartney as well. Another daughter, 7-year-old Beatrice (she turns 8 this month!) was the flower girl. About 120 guests, including '60s it girl Twiggy and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, gathered at Paul's St. John's Wood home for the reception, where, according to the New York Post, he performed an original tune he'd spun up for his bride, along with one of her favorite songs: a little ditty called "Let It Be."

Mark Ronson deejayed the party, where grownups dined on vegetarian fare, including savory tarts, polenta, gyozas and more, Us Weekly said. The younger set had their own entertainment, including spinning plates, french fries and an early out courtesy of a small bus that left around 8:30 p.m.

For those keeping track, McCartney's simple first marriage had much better results than the extravagant 2002 affair in an Irish castle that saw him wed Heather Mills. At the time, friends and family had worried that Sir Paul was rushing into things in the wake of Linda's death. Only a few years later, it cost McCartney in the neighborhood of $50 million to settle his divorce.

But it seems to be a different story with Shevell: "The rest of the family love her and are thrilled she's made their dad so happy," a source told Britain's the Sun ahead of the ceremony.

New Yorker Shevell has a job of her own, holding down a vice president gig at a New Jersey-based transportation company run by her father. That company is valued in the nine-figure range, and Shevell has also been on the board of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

McCartney and Shevell announced their engagement in May. This will be her second marriage; he has a son, two daughters and a stepdaughter from his first marriage, and one daughter with Mills.

The newlyweds plan to hold a second ceremony and reception in the Hamptons this week, but not before the groom on Monday announced 11 additional dates for his "On the Run" world tour, which will wrap up Dec. 20 in Liverpool.


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Reuters contributed to this report.

Photo: Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney are showered with rose petals by family and friends, including Barbara Walters, left, as they leave London's Old Marylebone Town Hall after their wedding Sunday. Credit: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated Press