Public joy and goodwill at Sir Paul McCartney’s third marriage evaporated as the celebrations went on into the early hours of yesterday.
Unlike the guests, some of their neighbours had to get up to go to work in the morning.
Mind you, as far as the locals were concerned, the omens were pretty rank from the off.
Nearby residents would have felt their hearts sink when they saw Kate Moss, Noel Gallagher and Ronnie Wood troop in to the former Beatle’s wedding reception.
And after a few hours, people started complaining to Westminster Council, who threatened to remove the speaker systems at 1.20am if the noise wasn’t reduced.
Two council bods told security there had been complaints about the level of noise coming from Macca’s mansion in St John’s Wood mansion Wood.
But moments after the council staff left, the sound went back up and Macca could be heard jumping on the mic blasting out his hits Ticket to Ride and Let It Be.
Andrew Ralph, Westminster’s head of noise and licensing, said: “A complaint was received about an address in St John’s Wood, officers visited and the volume was reduced on request. No further action is being taken.”
Eventually, everyone breathed a massive sigh of relief when it all finished, with Mossy last to leave at 3am.
Well, it’s tradition innit?
It had all started so well. As Paul, 69, and new wife Nancy Shevell, 51, cut the cake, hey told guests: “Nancy looks beautiful, as I’m sure you’ll agree.”
They had their first dance to a song called My Valentine – which Macca specially penned.
Nancy changed out of a Stella McCartney gown into a blue dress by the same designer.
Sam Taylor-Wood – with toyboy fiance Aaron Johnson arrived in a blouse made famous by Kanye West, which is never good.
Ringo Starr, his wife Barbara Bach and guitarist Jeff Beck also came bearing gifts for new couple, jointly worth £500,000 trillion.
Yesterday, Paul and Nancy kept their sunglasses on as they left their abode.
A wise move if you ask me. Bet they couldn’t bear to face the music.