Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales marries Tony Blair’s former diary secretary in star-studded ceremony… and Alastair Campbell played the bagpipes!

  • Ceremony in London attended by Tony Blair  and his former spin doctor Alastair Campbell wearing a kilt and playing  bagpipes
  • Celebrities including former Simply Red  singer Mick Hucknall invited
  • Marriage to Kate Garvey was updated on Jimmy  Wales’ Wikipedia page

By Larisa Brown

PUBLISHED:09:24 EST, 7  October 2012| UPDATED:09:45 EST, 7 October 2012

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales married Tony  Blair’s former diary secretary in a star-studded ceremony attended by celebrity  guests and politicians.

Mr Wales, 46, and his wife, Kate Garvey, 40,  tied the knot on Saturday at a private ceremony at Wesley’s  Church in London.

His Wikipedia page was updated accordingly,  where under ‘personal life’ it read the couple met in Davos, Switzerland, and it  is Mr Wales’ third marriage.

Happy couple: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Tony Blair's former diary Secretary Kate Garvey tie the knot 

Happy couple: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Tony  Blair’s former diary Secretary Kate Garvey tie the knot

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife  Cherie attended the ceremony, as did Alastair Campbell, Mr Blair’s former spin  doctor.

Mr Campbell – who is known for busking around  the world with his bagpipes – donned a kilt in Clan Campbell tartan and played  the bagpipes.

Cherie wore a fitted knee-length dress,  silver necklace and bracelet and black kitten heel shoes.

Other guests included David Miliband and his  wife Louise – David was carrying a present wrapped in pink tissue  paper.

The newlyweds and their guests, including the bridal party, pose for pictures outside Wesley's Church in London on SaturdayThe newlyweds and their guests, including the bridal  party, pose for pictures outside Wesley’s Church in London on Saturday

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie in a knee-length dress and black kitten heels Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie in  a knee-length dress and black kitten heels

Steve Hilton, David Cameron’s former director  of strategy, and his wife Rachel Whetsone, who is an executive of Google were  among the invitees.

Mick Hucknall, former lead singer of  Simply  Red, Lily Cole, the model and actress, and former Labour minister Lord Adonis  also attended.

The wedding is the third for the internet  entrepreneur from Alabama and the first for the bride, who is now a director of  Freud Communications.

Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell wore a kilt and played the bagpipesBlair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell wore a kilt  and played the bagpipes

Lily Cole, the model and actress, wearing an electric blue dress, and Mick Hucknall, former lead singer of Simply Red, behind, were among the celebrities who attendedLily Cole, the model and actress, wearing an electric  blue dress, and Mick Hucknall, former lead singer of Simply Red, behind, were  among the celebrities who attended

Mr Wales has one child with Kate, who he met  at the World Economic Forum at Davos, and one with his ex-wife Christine  Rohan,who he met through a friend when she was working as a steel trader for  Mitsubishi.

Mr Wales set up the free, open content,  online encyclopedia in 2001. As Wikipedia’s public profile grew, he became the  project’s promoter and spokesman.

He has been named by Time magazine as one of  the 100 most influential people in the world.

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