Real Madrid star defender Sergio Ramos and Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio said their vows Saturday afternoon at the Seville Cathedral in a wedding ceremony attended by leading sports and entertainment personalities.
The wedding, officiated by the dean of the archdiocese of Seville, Francisco Ortiz, was held shortly before 6.30 pm in front of 500 guests, who paraded past a crowd of reporters and members of the general public.
Guests gradually arrived over a period of two hours starting at 4.15 pm, while shortly after 6.15 pm Rubio made her entrance wearing a low-cut white gown and holding a bouquet of black flowers.
After arriving at the cathedral in a Cadillac, the 41-year-old reporter and TV presenter greeted the public and members of the press and posed for photos.
The 33-year-old Ramos, a native of Camas, a town in Seville province, arrived a few minutes later on foot, since only the bride and the couple's three children used motor vehicles as transportation.
The captain of both Real Madrid and the Spanish national soccer team sported a different look than in his most recent matches with La Furia Roja, with his hair and beard neatly trimmed, and walked arm-in-arm with his mother, Paqui Garcia.
The guests strictly complied with the bride's request not to wear green, orange, pink, white or red, although the beige dress worn by the wife of former superstar David Beckham, Victoria Adams, was perhaps a bit too whitish in color.
A group of soccer stars past and present were in attendance, including Santi Cazorla, Sergio Busquets, Joaquin Sanchez, Jesus Navas and Emilio Butragueño.
Predrag Mijatovic, Luka Modric, Roberto Carlos, Lucas Vazquez, Mateo Kovacic, Albert Luque, Keylor Navas, Marco Asensio, Marcos Llorente, Fernando Hierro, Jordi Alba, Alvaro Morata, Julio Baptista and Pepe Reina were among other former or current players at the ceremony.
Other celebrities in attendance included flamenco singers Niña Pastori and Antonio Carmona, socialite and former fashion model Nati Abascal, former matador Manuel Diaz "El Cordobes," TV host Pablo Motos and Real Madrid President Florentino Perez.
The reception is being held at a rural property owned by the Ramos family in the town of Bollullos de la Mitacion.