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David and Victoria Beckham celebrate 17th wedding anniversary with sweet throwback photos

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It's hard to imagine a world without them, but can you believe David and Victoria Beckham have been married for 17 years? The couple took to social media on Monday to celebrate their latest milestone with a couple of gorgeous photos from their big day.

Fashion designer Victoria, 42, was first with her moving tribute, sharing a snap of her embracing David shortly after becoming Mrs Beckham. She wrote: "I feel so loved and truly blessed. My best friend, my love. The kindest man who inspires me every day. Happy birthday to the best husband and daddy in the world! EVER! #HappilyEverAfter."

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Victoria Beckham celebrated her anniversary with a sweet photo from the big day

Retired footballer David was quick to post his own heartfelt message, and the 41-year-old shared another stunning image from their nuptials alongside it. He said: "Wow 17 years ago to the day this happened… I was lucky to meet someone who has the same drive and wanted the same things in life… We have created 4 beautiful children that I couldn't wish for a more loving and caring mummy for them… Happy anniversary I love u."

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David also took a look back over their wedding and shared his own throwback

David and Victoria, who are parents to Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 13, Cruz, 11, and four-year-old Harper, married on 4 July 1999 at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. David's former Manchester United teammate Gary Neville was best man, and Brooklyn, four-months-old at the time, was their ring bearer.

In the official photographs, the happy couple could be seen sitting on golden thrones, and their perfect day was created with the help 437 members of staff – at an estimated cost of £500,000.