Exclusive photos inside Coleen and Wayne Rooney’s stunning Italian wedding as couple celebrate 12th anniversary

Coleen and husband Wayne Rooney are celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary on 12 June after tying the knot in a lavish Italian wedding covered exclusively by OK! magazine at the time.

The couple, who have declared their love for each other to mark their anniversary, said their vows in Portofino, Italy, on 12 June 2008 in a fairytale ceremony at the 14th century abbey in Santa Margherita Ligure.

Sixty of Wayne and Coleen’s closest friends and family were flown out for the ceremony, which took place by candlelight in the ancient chapel, conducted by the couple’s childhood priest.

Coleen stunned at the ceremony, wearing a custom gown designed by Marchesa that was estimated to cost £200,000 paired with crystal-encrusted Christian Louboutin heels that were specially made to match her wedding dress.

Here, OK! magazine takes a look back at the stunning ceremony as the couple celebrate their anniversary…

Coleen looked elegant in a stunning custom gown designed by Marchesa as the couple walked down the aisle

Coleen was initially worried that Wayne wouldn’t like her dress, telling OK! magazine: "Everyone’s been saying you only get married once so you may as well go for it! I was just nervous about whether Wayne would like my dress but luckily he said I looked lovely."

Coleen and Wayne share a glimpse of their gorgeous wedding rings, paired with her eye-popping engagement band.

Sixty of Wayne and Coleen’s closest friends and family were flown out for the ceremony in Italy.

Wayne gushed about his new wife to OK! magazine, saying: "It was weird when I first saw her as it’s such a big moment. I felt really choked actually and I thought she looked so lovely."

Coleen and Wayne were surrounded by their closest friends and family as they tied the knot.

Coleen was overcome with emotion on the big day, saying: "I just burst into tears – my makeup was everywhere."

Wayne and Coleen said their vows in a fairytale ceremony at the 14th century abbey in Santa Margherita Ligure.

Among the guests were Wayne’s then-teammates Michael Carrick, Wes Brown and John O’Shea.

Coleen had four bridesmaids to help her down the aisle – including her late sister Rosie McLoughlin.

Coleen looks at all of the special cards she received as she gets ready for the big day.

Coleen teamed her gorgeous gown with a simple white veil which was pinned into her up-do.

Coleen and Wayne look over the moon as they exit the abbey after saying ‘I do’.

Coleen and Wayne release doves outside the stunning abbey in Portofino.

Coleen’s gown featured an enormous sweeping skirt made up of fans of frilled silk organza.

Wayne told his bride on the big day: "Coleen, you make me so happy. I love you so much."

Wayne became choked up as he recited his vows in church before the ceremony.

Coleen looked elegant in the custom-made strapless gown.

Wayne had some of his closest friends by his side on the special day.

Disaster struck before the bridal party left for the church, which caused Coleen to run late for the ceremony. "Actually we were 35 minutes late because the zip on one of the bridesmaids’ dresses broke at the last minute and she had to be sewn into it. But luckily we’d prepared well. We had two stylists and a tailor on hand," she told us.

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