Here Come the Grooms! Elton John and Partner Wed
December 21, 2005

History was made Tuesday in London as Sir Elton John rolled up to Windsor's Town Hall in a black Rolls Royce, greeted by hundreds of adoring fans.

The music legend and his partner of 12 years, David Furnish, waved to the crowd, both single for the last time. Then, minutes later, they emerged as a married couple, one of the first to take advantage of Britain's new law allowing same-sex unions.

The couple was all smiles after the ceremony, which took place at the same location where Prince Charles recently married Camilla Parker Bowles. The ceremony was reserved, which is exactly how Elton told "Extra" he wanted it when we spoke to him last month.

"We're just getting married in a very simple ceremony," he had told us.

But as British journalist Tony Shepherd reported to "Extra," the private party at Elton's estate was a little more extravagant. "You've got these A-list celebrities who are turning out for that."

Among the 600 people at the party were the Osbournes, Liz Hurley, Bryan Adams and Kid Rock. Former President Bill Clinton even sent a special videotaped message, wishing the couple luck.

"Extra" has learned the $2 million reception included pink champagne and lamb for the main course. Elton's wedding was like a national holiday in England. Even Prime Minister Tony Blair took time to congratulate the newlyweds. "I wish them a lifetime of happiness," Blair said. "The very best."

So it seems the man who has written hundreds of romantic ballads is now living the ultimate love story.

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