At a photo op outside their home in July 1999, the couple were brimming with happiness. And with good reason – they were about to fly to Ireland to tie the knot. The country’s most high-profile couple wed at the Emerald Isle’s imposing Luttrellstown Castle, with David’s team mate Gary Neville as best man, and baby Brooklyn acting as ring-bearer.
The bride wore an ivory Vera Wang creation, and they said their vows in front of a star-studded wedding party including the Spice Girls, Bobby Charlton and David Seaman. As they become man and wife, a single dove was released as a symbol of their love.
Later that year, they purchased a £7.5 million mansion in Hertfordshire, affectionately dubbed Beckingham Palace by the media – and ‘Brand Beckham’ was born.