Rio Ferdinand, partner to tie the knot in ‘costliest wag wedding ever’

June 21st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 21 (ANI): England football star Rio Ferdinand is treating his long-time partner Rebecca Ellison to the costliest WAG wedding ever - a whopping 5 million pounds.

The Manchester United star has booked an entire five-star Caribbean resort from Wednesday to Monday - just for the guests.

Ferdinand and Ellison will stay at a nearby 50,000-pound a-week mountain-top villa, with a round-the-clock butler, valet, chef and housekeeper.

The Falcon’s Nest Villa has six spacious master bedrooms, each boasting an ocean view and exotic en-suite bathroom with a colourful laser-lit rain shower.

The wedding ceremony, set to take place on Sunday, will be in the villa’s magnificent two- storey glass Great Room, which has an elevated terrace.

The marriage celebrations begin on Tuesday when the couple will fly to Peter Island, one of the exclusive British Virgin Islands, on a private jet with their closest family and friends.

For guests who don’t have a seat on that, they’ll get a first-class ticket on a scheduled flight the following day.

“He is spending an indecent amount of money on his wedding,” the News of the World quoted a source as saying.

“Rebecca doesn’t like the limelight so their big day hasn’t been subsidised by any exclusive magazine deal. Rio has paid for absolutely everything himself.

“Each and every guest is being treated to out-and-out luxury. That is, first-class travel, first- class accommodation and first- class food.

“It’s going to be a first-class wedding,” the source added.

The couple have been together for seven years and have two sons - Lorenz, who turns three next month, and nine-month- old Tate. (ANI)

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