Arsenal winger Theo Walcott yesterday married his childhood sweetheart at a castle in Florence.
And several Arsenal team-mates saw him tie the knot with stunning Melanie Slade in the capital of the Italian region of Tuscany. They included Kieran Gibbs, Laurent Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey and Thomas Vermaelen, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flying in on easyJet.
England winger Theo, 24, and Mel, 23, requested NO gifts from guests at the fairytale ceremony at Castello Di Vincigliata.
They asked instead for donations to the Willow Foundation, set up by Arsenal legend Bob Wilson to help seriously ill 16 to 40-year-olds, and Macmillan Cancer Support after Melanie’s sister Sarah was diagnosed with kidney cancer at 16.