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Football star Schweinsteiger and tennis ace Ana Ivanovic tie the knot

Football star Schweinsteiger and tennis ace Ana Ivanovic tie the knot

German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger and Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic get married in Venice

German footballer and Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger got married to Serbian sportswoman Ana Ivanovic in a beautiful ceremony in Venice.

The Germany captain tied the knot with the tennis star in front of their friends, family and fellow sports stars,  two years after getting together.

The tennis ace wowed in a stunning frilled gown as she wed Manchester United footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger in a beautiful Venice ceremony. The finishing touches was a silver bracelet and a matching watch, while she carried a bouquet of cream flowers and added a touch more sparkle with diamond stud earrings.

Ana opted for a simple hair do, leaving her glossy brunette locks loose around her shoulders, while subtle makeup completed her look and emphasized her flawless complexion.

The groom meanwhile was smart in a dark suit but ditched the tie to match his new wife’s understated style.

Wedding photos of German footballer Schweinsteiger and Serbian tennis ace Ana Ivanovic

Wedding photos of German footballer Schweinsteiger and Serbian tennis ace Ana Ivanovic

The pair held a religious church ceremony just 24 hours later and were a picture of happiness as they were showered in confetti. Manchester United midfielder Schweinsteiger donned a black tux for the occasion as friends and family toasted the couple’s marriage.

The newlyweds had jetted out to Italy alongside their nearest and dearest on Monday – the day after the Euro 2016 final.

The pair, who have been dating since 2014, made it official at City Hall (also known as the fancier-sounding Palazzo Cavalli) before being whisked away in a boat on the canal. While other details remain sparse, athletes Angelique Kerber, Andy Murray and Thomas Muller were reportedly in attendance.

Ana Ivanovic and Schweinsteiger pose for a picture before departing along the Venice canal

Ana Ivanovic and Schweinsteiger pose for a picture before departing along the Venice canal

German media claim friends and family did not know where the wedding was taking place, being told to turn up at Munich Airport on Monday morning before being whisked away in a private jet.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ana Ivanovic shared the news on social media which was followed by congratulations messages from the fans:

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