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Andy Murray Wedding: Wimbledon Champion Marries Kim Sears

11/04/2015 19:40 BST | Updated 11/04/2015 20:59 BST

Andy Murray has wed his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears in the tennis star's home town.

The couple, both 27, said their vows in front of family and friends during a ceremony at Dunblane Cathedral led by the Rev Colin Renwick.

On a day of showers and hailstones, the rain held off as the couple exited the 300-seat cathedral to cheers from the large crowd gathered outside.

Andy Murray and Kim Sears wed

The British tennis number one sported a blue and green kilt for the occasion while Sears wore an embroidered white gown with three-quarter-length sleeves and a long veil.

Among the guests were Murray's brother Jamie, parents Judy and William, grandparents Shirley and Roy Erskine and former British tennis number one Tim Henman and his wife Lucy.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception at Cromlix House, Murray's luxury hotel near Dunblane.

Guests lined the path from the cathedral doors and bells rang as the couple left the church and were showered with confetti.

The bride was accompanied by four bridesmaids in long pink gowns.

The couple left the wedding venue for the reception at Cromlix in a grey car decked with ribbons and were cheered by crowds lining the streets.

It has been described as "Scotland's royal wedding", with hundreds turning out for the event.

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Earlier Murray tweeted a preview of the day in emojis which included pictures of a church, a ring, a kiss, cake and drinks as well as hearts, a face throwing a kiss and several Zzzz icons for sleep.

Commenting on the changeable weather his mother Judy tweeted:

And then, a few hours later:

Murray told BBC Sport last month: ''I am actually not nervous about getting married because we've been together like nine-and-a-half years and we've lived together for six or seven years as well.

''So, I don't think a whole lot's going to change. I kind of feel like we have been married already in terms of the way we spend our lives together and live together.

''I think I will be more nervous about starting a family because that would be more life-changing, in a good way.''