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Photos: Lionel Messi's wedding was a star studded affair

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi weds childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo amidst 260 guests. Pics/AFPBarcelona superstar Lionel Messi weds childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo amidst 260 guests. Pics/AFP

Lionel Messi said "I do" to childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities including pop singer Shakira had gathered for the "wedding of the century."

Following the private ceremony the couple appeared happy and relaxed as they walked a red carpet before hundreds of media at a hotel and casino complex, Roccuzzo donning a tight, mermaid-style gown by the Spanish designer Rosa Clara.

Singer Shakira posted this picture with partner Gerard Pique on Instagram
Singer Shakira posted this picture with partner Gerard Pique on Instagram

Shakira and her partner, Messi's teammate Gerard Pique, flew in to join the 260 guests including numerous footballers such as Messi's Barcelona strike partners Neymar and Luis Suarez.

Luis Suarez and his wife Sofia BalbiLuis Suarez and his wife Sofia Balbi

Argentine media called it the "wedding of the century" for Rosario, the gritty northern port city where Messi, 30, and his bride, 29, met when the player was nine years old.

Cesc Fabregas and partner Daniella SemaanCesc Fabregas and partner Daniella Semaan

Former Barca and current Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas was in attendance, along with Argentina and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

The wedding was held at 2200 GMT in the City Center casino.

Sergio Romero poses with his wife ElianaSergio Romero poses with his wife Eliana

Puyol makes an entry with wife VanessaPuyol makes an entry with wife Vanessa

Xavi Hernandez and his wife Nuria Cunillera
Xavi Hernandez and his wife Nuria Cunillera

Jordi Alba and partner Romarey VenturaJordi Alba and partner Romarey Ventura

Sergio Aguero and his girlfriend Karina Tejeda
Sergio Aguero and his girlfriend Karina Tejeda

Neymar posted this picture with Messi and Daniel Alves Da Silva on InstagramNeymar posted this picture with Messi and Daniel Alves Da Silva on Instagram

Messi and his wife Antonella pose with their relatives during the wedding party in RosarioMessi and his wife Antonella pose with their relatives during the wedding party in Rosario

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