Barcelona football star, Lionel ‘Leo’ Messi has tied the knot to his childhood sweetheart Antonella Rocuzzo in a stunning affair at their hometown of Rosario in Argentina.
Often named the world’s greatest footballer, Leo married his long term love in front of 250 of their family and friends a posh resort in Argentina- The City Centre Rosario Complex. The plush hotel played host to some of the hottest celebrities including popstar Shakira and some of the biggest names in football such as Cesc Fabregas and Xavi Hernandez even jetted off to the South American country to watch Leo and Antonella say their ‘I do’s’.
As the third highest-paid athlete in the world, with a £62 million salary, the extravagant wedding certainly didn’t disappoint. The venue was beautifully decorated with white flowers and chandeliers whilst the guests were reportedly instructed to bring three outfit changes for the evening to avoid a dress-clash! Guests of the glamorous affair were also treated to a five-star menu, which included fine Argentinean dishes, sushi and cheese boards.
The loved-up couple, who have known each other since they were only five years old, were showered in confetti after saying their vows, as they walked down the aisle with their oldest son Thiago as their youngest Mateo sat with the family. A lot has been made of Leo’s attempt at the first kiss as they were pronounced man and wife as a video emerged on social media… Leo went in for a longer kiss while Antonella went in for a simple peck! The two laughed it off though, played it cool and continued their celebrations.
Security was tight at the lavish ceremony, as it was reported by the Daily Mail that the wedding was manned by over 450 police officers, hotel staff were sworn to secrecy and the guests had a strict no-mobile phone rule. However – lucky for us – some guests did manage to take some photos and videos for a sneak peek into the Latino wedding! Clips emerged of the pair partying hard into the night with their guests, with glowing neon bracelets being spotted later in the night.
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MARCELO presente en #LaBodaDelAño. Acompañado por Guille Valdez llegaron en un vuelo privado, finalizada la obra de teatro de Guillermina. ——————— #leomessi #marcelotinelli #labodademessi #leoyanto #leomessiantonellaroccuzzo #antonellaroccuzzo #guillevaldez #valdez #tinelli
Antonella shared a snap of her unique wedding shoes to her personal Instagram, a custom-made platform heel by fashion designer Ricky Sarkany with the couple’s nicknames ‘Leo’ and ‘Anto’ along with their wedding date on the soles- just a lovely personal touch!
The Bride wowed in two stunning creations by Spanish label Rosa Clara. For the ceremony, the new Mrs Messi donned a bespoke mermaid-style dress with lace appliqué detail, illusion back and sweetheart neckline, perfect for showing off your figure and flaunting your curves. It complimented Leo’s dark navy blue Armani suit perfectlty!
The newlyweds looked blissfully happy as they posed on the red carpet following the ceremony, for their adoring fans.
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