McCartney ‘to Marry In London’

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July 21, 2011 | 11:20am EST

Sir Paul McCartney is to marry his fiancee Nancy Shevell in a small ceremony in London before flying his new bride to New York for a lavish party, according to a U.K. report.
The Beatles legend, 68, proposed to the heiress in May after four years of dating and they are rumored to be planning to exchange vows later this year.

Shevell, 51, has already revealed they will be shunning a church wedding in favor of a civil ceremony, and now reports have emerged suggesting they will share their big day with just a handful of family members in a small, simple union in London.

A source tells Britain’s Daily Telegraph, “Paul loves Nancy very much, but does not want a big wedding.”

After the intimate nuptials, the couple will jet to New York to celebrate their marriage with a big party with Shevell’s friends and family.

McCartney has been married twice before – he was widowed when his wife Linda died in 1998 and his second marriage to Heather Mills ended in divorce in 2008.