Soccer Star Lionel Messi Weds Childhood Sweetheart In An Extravagant Affair

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It's not everyday that we get a sneak peek into how the rich and famous celebrate special occasions such as weddings, but on the rare chance that we do, it always exceeds our expectations. Just when you thought you've seen the most lavish celebrity wedding, another comes along and blows everyone else out of the water.

This past weekend one of the world's best and third highest paid athletes, Lionel Messi and his longtime partner, Antonella Roccuzzo, returned to their hometown of Rosario, Argentina to tie the knot in what has been described as the "wedding of the century."

30-year-old Messi and his 29-year-old bride's love story has been more than 20 years in the making. The pair met as children and have been inseparable since.

The childhood sweethearts officially started dating in 2008 and share two sons, Thiago, 4 and Mateo, 2.

The Argentinian couple exchanged their vows and said "I do" at the luxurious City Centre Rosario in front of 250 guests including Messi's current and former teammates Neymar, Eto'o, Gerard Pique and his partner Shakira.

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The public wasn't allowed access to the venue and a no-cellphone policy was in effect, but thanks to some sneaky individuals and the bride's social media account, some photos and videos from the extravagant affair has leaked online.

Click on the next page to ooh and aah over photos of the stunning details, delicious menu and star-studded reception.

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