How Paul McCartney Spent His Final Night as a Single Man
"Come Together," indeed.
On the eve of their Sunday wedding, The Beatles' Paul McCartney, 69, and his fiance Nancy Shevell, 51, arrived at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue in St. Johns Wood, London, Us Weekly can exclusively report. Joined by members of Shevell's family, the couple attended the breaking of the fast service at 5 p.m.
When they left the service two hours later, photographers asked, "Are you looking forward to tomorrow?" McCartney played coy, saying, "Good question. Thank you and good night."
On Friday, vendors began setting up for the rocker's third wedding at his St. Johns Wood home, which he purchased in 1965. Throughout the day, bouquets of pale yellow roses, several bags of ice and sound equipment were delivered.
Early Saturday morning, a gazebo was erected outside McCartney's home as workers delivered 135 chairs, 10 tables and an easel. Shevell, a New York heiress, visited McCartney's home just before 2 p.m. to review the workers' progress. After 10 minutes, Shevell was whisked away in a black Mercedes before squeezing in a final workout two hours later.
The couple, who shared a romantic meal at Cecconi's in London's Mayfair Friday, became engaged in April 2011 when McCartney proposed "during a romantic candlelit dinner for two." Shevell's ring is worth an estimated $650,000.
A source tells Us the lovebirds of four years are planning to throw a party in NYC for their friends in the United States.
This will be Shevell's second marriage and McCartney's third. The rocker's first wife, Linda, died of cancer at age 56 in 1998. His second marriage to Heather Mills lasted just six years; it ended with a messy, expensive divorce in 2008.
With reporting by Benjamin Potter