Rocker Ronnie, 65, made sure he was in good company on his big day by enlisting the support of two fellow musical legends as best men – Sir Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart.
“It was a wonderful day,” Ronnie told HELLO!, revealing he told guests at the wedding: “I wish I’d met Sal earlier. I can’t think of another girl more suited to me.”
Super cool Ronnie, who was so calm he played a game of snooker before the 4.30pm ceremony, went on: "She looked beautiful walking through that doorway. I feel very blessed to have a new family. My dad and brothers are no longer with us so it's really nice to be welcomed by a new gang. Her relatives are lovely."
His children Jesse, Tyrone and Leah took pride of place in the front row. “They are happy to see their dad happy,” Ronnie told HELLO!. He also revealed why he chose Sir Paul and Rod as his best men. “They have always been very supportive of me and Sally,” he said.
Ronnie had taken Sally to Paul’s wedding to Nancy Shevell in 2011. “Paul was saying at the time, ‘Wow, this is wonderful, you two make a great couple,’” said Ronnie.
Sally, 34, told HELLO! that she got married in the same wedding dress as her mum and also wore a red heart shaped pendant which Ronnie designed. The bride was resplendent in her mother's wedding dress created over 40 years ago and bought back to life by Tommy Hilfiger. After walking the aisle hand-in-hand they later departed the hotel together at 8.30pm.
The new bride changed into a pink dress with tailored coat by Ted Baker while Ronnie's two suits, his ceremony attire and after suits, were both handcrafted by Jonathan Saunders. Once outside the hotel the newlyweds stopped to share their first kiss as man and wife. The new Mr and Mrs Wood were then joined by Rod and Penny for dinner at the Ritz.
Ronnie and Sally are donating 100 per cent of their fee to a selection for children’s charities that are close to them, including The Ben Kinsilla Trust, the Tom Cocklin Memorial Trust and the Thusha Kameleswaran Appeal.
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