Just a week shy of his 60th birthday, the ex- had chosen the spot for its personal resonance: His mother, Mary Patricia, was born in County Monaghan. English poet and friend Adrian Mitchell read a verse written in the couple’s honor; guests sang traditional hymns while a soft rain fell outside.
As Mills, 34, recited her vows, she was “overcome by the emotion of the occasion,” says Mc Cartney spokesman Geoff Baker.
'She told me, “The rules are the rules.” It’s insane to say everyone has to wear a specific boot when each amputee is individual. No one stuck up for me because they feared they’d be off the team if they did.
“She briefly faltered and wept tears of joy.” After the pair exited the church to the strains of another Mc Cartney tune, “Wedding March,” bells began to peal. And, as if it was just one more extra in the elaborate, roughly .2 million extravaganza, two rainbows appeared.
It seemed an excellent omen for the couple, whose three-year romance has been buffeted by a tough British press and some difficult moments with Mc Cartney’s children.
During her acrimonious split from Mc Cartney, Mills was held in the eye of a media storm.
Some of his children made no secret of their dislike.