|Introducing Mr and Mrs Murray: The first pictures emerge of Andy Murray and new wife Kim, who looked beautiful in her embroidered bridal gown, as wedding guests, including brother Jamie, throw confetti over the happy couple|
It has been dubbed the Scottish wedding of the year and there was little doubt about the delight felt by the crowd gathered outside Dunblane Cathedral for the union of Kim Sears and Andy Murray this afternoon [April 11] as a huge cheer went up when the happy couple emerged as man and wife.
The new Mr and Mrs Murray, who announced their engagement in November last year, tied the knot in the 12th century cathedral before a relatively small group of their family members and close friends. At 5:43pm, bells rung out and the wedding guests showered the newlyweds with confetti as they left the 45-minute ceremony in the cathedral in the tennis star's hometown.
The pair will now celebrate with a reception at nearby Cromlix House, the £1.8million luxury country house hotel which the star owns.
Earlier, Kim arrived at the venue in a silver Rolls Royce and had to battle with the forecast rain; a smiling support team including her bridesmaids, dressed in pink, helping to keep the hem of her beautiful embroidered gown from trailing on the floor. Her stunning dress, rumoured to be by Jenny Packham, had elbow-length sleeves and the bride was wearing her hair swept back from her face in a half-up and half-down do. Kim's tousled brunette locks were also pinned with a long, lace veil.
On her feet, a pair of strappy silver heels, thought to be by Jimmy Choo. The bride had four bridesmaids, all dressed in pink.
|Love-all: Andy and bride Kim, carrying a beautiful wedding bouquet made of white and pink roses, head off to their reception at Cromlix House, the luxury country house hotel owned by the tennis ace|
|Delighted: The beaming couple were showered with confetti as they left Dunblane Cathedral on Saturday afternoon|
|It's official, we're spliced: Andy and his bride make their way out of Dunblane Cathedral following their wedding. Right, Kim glances back at the adoring crowds who've waited patiently all day for this moment|
|Happiness: Even the usually serious Scotsman had a massive grin across his face as they emerged from the cathedral|
|Stunning: The beautiful embellishment continued around to the back of the dress, which dipped down to show off Kim's golden tan|
A perfect match: Andy and Kim (left) step out of the cathedral after making their union official. Guests clapped and threw confetti as they made their way to the wedding car
|A huge cheer for Judy! The mother-of-the-groom arrived at the cathedral wearing white and gold with a dramatic hat by milliner William Chambers.|
|Andy Murray and bride-to-be Kim Sears visted Dunblane Cathedral yesterday for a run through on the eve of their wedding|
|Florists have been working all morning to decorate the cathedral wheeling in huge bouquets of white hydrangeas|
|Hundreds of locals are expected to gather outside the cathedral to catch a glimpse of the pair who met as teenagers|
|Window decorations in Dunblane Town Centre Preparations for the wedding of Andy Murray and Kim Sears|
|Andy is a hero in his native town and the residents have pulled out all the stops to wish the happy couple well|
|Graham Fleming puts up bunting in Dunblane's high street as shops decorate their fronts in support of local boy Andy|
- Daily Mail, UK