Andy Murray and Kim Sears wedding: Crowds gather in Dunblane

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Scores of well-wishers turned out in the city of Dunblane early on Saturday morning, keen to secure their place to see Andy Murray and Kim Sears arrive for their highly-anticipated wedding. Lining the bunting-clad streets, fans of the happy couple carried banners and signs, with one enthusiastic fan even providing musical entertainment on a set of bagpipes.

Full of cheer, the supporters created an atmosphere of excitement as the bride and groom prepared to make their entrance.

A fan played the bagpipes standing next to the gold postbox painted in honour of Andy's Olympic win in 2012



In spite of the somewhat rainy weather, which Andy acknowledged in an emoji-filled tweet describing how the day would play out, the people of Dunblane turned out to see the city's famous son on his special day.

Andy's uncle Niall Erskine foresaw that the tennis pro's decision to tie the knot where he grew up would be met with enthusiasm from the locals.

"I'm sure it will be a popular decision," he told the Daily Mail when it was announced that Andy and Kim would say "I do" at Dunblane Cathedral instead of the private chapel and the Cromlix House Hotel. "He's had so much support from the people of Dunblane in the past.

"Andy is looking forward to bringing all his family and friends to Dunblane. I'm sure lots of people will come down to see the cars as they go past and it will be a very popular day."

Despite the weather, well-wishers lined the streets with banners and signs



In choosing to marry at Dunblane Cathedral, Andy and Kim have added a joyful chapter to the 12th century church's history.

The venue holds particular significance for the Perthshire city as it was where many of the funerals took place for the victims of the 1996 Dunblane Massacre, which claimed the lives of 16 children and a teacher at Dunblame Primary School – where Andy was a pupil at the time.

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