After dating for almost a decade, Andy Murray and Kim Sears are now officially husband and wife. The couple said "I do" in front of family and friends in the groom's home town of Dunblane and emerged from the town's cathedral to cheers and applause from the scores of waiting well-wishers.
The bride and groom leaving the cathedral
Stunning in her bespoke Swarovski crystal-encrusted Jenny Packham bridal gown and glittering Jimmy Choo heels, 27-year-old Kim appeared radiantly happy alongside her beaming new husband Andy, who looked dapper in his Highland dress of a tartan kilt, sporran and black jacket.
Andy and Kim are officially man and wife
Although the weather had been a touch rainy on Saturday morning, the sun came out for the newlyweds who smiled and waved at the crowd lining the road outside the 12th century church.Andy and Kim chose for only close friends and relatives to attend their hour-long wedding service, which was conducted by The Reverend Colin Renwick.Among the congregation were Grand Slam-winner Andy's proud mum Judy Murray, father Will Murray and his fiancée Sam Watson. Jamie Murray, Andy's elder brother who acted as one of the 27-year-old's three best men, attended the wedding with his wife Alejandra Gutierrez.
The happy couple emerged from Dunblane Cathedral to cheers and applause
Representing Kim's family were her brother Scott, mother Leonore and father Nigel – whose former jobs as a tennis coach and head of the women's section of the lawn tennis association were responsible for first bringing Kim and Andy together at the US Open in 2005 when they were just 17.South Africa-born Leonore, who works for Cambridge University Press, was every inch the elegant mother-of-the-bride in a purple dress and large pink hat.Also supporting Kim and Andy on their special day was tennis player Tim Henman, who attended the nuptials with his wife of 16 years, Lucy Heald.Once the ceremony was over the guests made their way to the Cromlix House Hotel to let their hair down and toast the newlyweds.
Proud mother of the groom Judy Murray
Andy, Kim and their guests will sit down for a lavish dinner masterminded by none other than Michel Roux Jr and his father Albert Roux.While the sportsman previously said that he has left much of the planning and aesthetic design down to artistic Kim, he admitted he took a keen interest in ensuring the food and cake would be spot on. "The one thing that I really wanted to do was be involved with the food," he told Rolling Stone magazine. "Because I like my food, I like good food. I went along and did the food tasting and I also did the cake tasting as well. So that would be the thing that I would say I have been most involved in. "Indeed double Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr revealed exclusively to HELLO! Online that although he was sworn to secrecy about the nature of the menu, guests could expect "delicious food".