Sir Paul McCartney will marry America heiress Nancy Shevell today, his third marriage. His seven-year-old daughter Beatrice will be bridesmaid at the wedding - but his second wife Heather Mills is definitely off the invitation list.
The former Beatle is expected to pay tribute to his late wife Linda, who died of breast cancer in 1998, in an emotional speech during the wedding reception at his London home.
But there will be no mention of his second wife, Heather Mills, whom he divorced acrimoniously in 2008, and whom his children are said to have never liked.
Yesterday Sir Paul, 69, and Nancy, 51, who is Jewish, visited the Liberal Jewish Synagogue near his home in St John's Wood, North-West London, to mark Yom Kippur.
The radiantly happy couple left the singer's home in a chauffeur-driven Lexus just before 5pm, with Sir Paul winding down his window to say to gathered wellwishers: 'Hi guys. Thanks for coming. We're looking forward to it. See you guys.'
PA Sir Paul McCartney's 1969 marriage to Linda, when police had to hold back crowds of sobbing girls
Today the couple will marry in a low-key ceremony in front of just 30 guests at Marylebone Register Office – where Sir Paul married American Linda in March 1969 - followed by a reception in a marquee at his home.
Yesterday, final preparations were getting under way at the house before the arrival of guests who are expected to include Sir Paul's five children – adopted eldest daughter Heather from Linda's first marriage, photographer Mary, fashion designer Stella, son James, and youngest daughter Beatrice.
PA Sir Paul and Heather Mills before their wedding
The wedding preparations are in marked contrast to the £1.5 million Sir Paul spent on his wedding to Heather Mills in 2002 in front of 300 guests at Castle Leslie in Ireland. That was followed by an elaborate reception which included a vegetarian banquet.
After the celebrations the newlyweds are expected to fly to America to celebrate their wedding with a second gathering at the Hamptons, where the couple with a combined wealth of £700 million both own homes.
Miss Shevell, who was a long-term family friend of Sir Paul and Linda, is vice president of her family's transport firm and has a 19-year-old son, Arlen, from her 24-year marriage to first husband Bruce Blakeman.