London, June 13 : Wayne Rooney And Coleen Mcloughlin's nuptials may have cost them a staggering 3 million pounds but there was one thing that all that dough couldn't buy - good weather.
The couple left their homeland to become man and wife in the sunshine of Italy but ended up marrying under black clouds that descended over their picturesque Riviera venue.
As Coleen left nearby Genoa in her wedding gown, rain poured down and it continued as she and Wayne wed in a civil ceremony at the beautiful fortress of Villa Durazzo, overlooking Santa Margherita.
"She was smiling bravely, but it must have been her worst nightmare. It's been gorgeous all week, then it buckets down," The Sun quoted an onlooker, as saying.
Coleen and the Manchester United star tied the knot beneath a Louis XVI chandelier in side the Villa Durazzo, surrounded by about 15 close family and friends.
The 22-year-old was driven to the venue in a silver Mercedes people-carrier while the groom arrived moments before her, wearing a chestnut brown suit and no tie.
Santa Margherita deputy mayor Gianni Costa, a former footballer, con ducted the 20-minute service.
"The bride looked wonderful in her dress and the groom looked sporty but elegant. No rings were exchanged, and the ceremony was very simple yet very beautiful," he said.
"Everyone was very emotional and there were a few tears from everyone - especially the bride. But Wayne was very composed.
"When the translator from London told them they were man and wife, everyone clapped and cheered," he added.