Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has tied the nuptial knot with Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic on Tuesday – having been in a relationship since 2014.
Schweinsteiger looked dapper in a navy blue suit while Ivanovic looked elegant in a white dress.
The newlyweds were a picture of happiness as they left Venice City Hall hand in hand.
Also known as the Palazzo Cavalli, the Venice City Hall has been dedicated to wedding ceremonies since 1990.
The high and old Venetian style windows with the Grand Canal as a backdrop make it a picturesque setting that clearly caught the eye of Ivanovic and Schweinsteiger too.
The couple had to let friends know to keep the dates from July 11 to 13 free for a celebration – one that Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber had let slip in January was to be a wedding.
And it was understandably for the married couples families too as Ivanovic’s parents, Mirsolav and Dragana, beamed with pride – with the former taking a photo on his mobile.
Schweinsteiger’s father, Alfred, and older brother, Tobias, were also in attendance.
Tuesday’s wedding comes less than a week after Schweinsteiger failed to inspire Germany to the final of Euro 2016 as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat by France in the last four.
The 31-year-old was penalised for handball to concede the penalty that brought the first of Antoine Griezmann’s two goals as hosts France eliminated the 2014 World Cup winners in Marseille on July 7.
Schweinsteiger may well have played his last game for his country, with reports he is considering immediate retirement from the international game, but he did not touch on that in an open letter posted on the German Football Association’s Facebook page last week.