09:41 Thursday, 04 July 2019
Twenty years ago, on 4 July 1999, David Beckham and Victoria Adams made it official in a Dublin castle, with crowns, thrones, a Vera Wang dress, an outfit change into matching Quality Street-purple for the evening, and a reported £1 million OK magazine deal.
The pair chose a Robin Hood theme for their big day, complete with dark, leafy green decor at Luttrellstown Castle in Castleknock in Dublin.
Victoria wore a strapless champagne floor length satin Vera Wang gown that cost an estimated $100,000.
Becks did not disappoint either with his flashy ensemble, opting for a crisp white suit and matching cravat.
Manchester United teammate Gary Neville was Beckham’s best man. They’re still best friends today. “He would come into training every day like a little schoolboy,” Neville famously said in his wedding speech about Beckham’s early days dating Posh, “You’d go a long way to find two people more in love.”
Elton John was set to perform but sadly suffered a heart attack the night before. He later played at one of their children’s christenings, instead.
The wedding was a family affair. The couple’s 4-month-old son, Brooklyn Beckham, was famously in attendance.
Because the satin outfits weren’t quite regal enough, halfway through the ceremony Posh and Becks opted for a quick outfit change – into the infamous bright purple matching looks designed by Antonio Berardi.