Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Stevens wed long-term partners

Monday August 3, 2009

It was celebrity nuptials galore this weekend as famous faces married their long-terms loves on both sides of the pond.

Actor Mark Wahlberg tied the knot with model girlfriend, Rhea Durham, in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The couple, who had been dating since 2001, married in front of their three children - Ella Rae, five, three-year-old Michael, and baby Brendan Joseph.

And former S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens was keeping the romance alive in Blighty.

The pretty brunette married her fiancé Alex Bourne in a lavish ceremony at Claridge's hotel in Mayfair.

And although the ceremony was laden with extravagant decor -including ice sculptures, orchids, grand pianos and a ballroom lined with silk - there was an extra personal touch to the wedding.

Thrity-one-year-old Rachel sashayed down the aisle to her former S Club 7 hit, I've Never Had A Dream Come True.

In the run-up to her big day, Strictly finalist Rachel admitted she wanted a fairytale wedding.

"I'm going all out, a meringue dress. I'm so excited. It's something you hopefully only do once. I'm a traditional girl, romantic," she said.

Photo: Rex, Alpha

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