Newlywed Britney Spears has said her hope for her big day was to marry Sam Asghari in a “small and beautiful moment with family and friends”.
The couple tied the knot at her home in Los Angeles on Thursday, with Spears wearing an off-the-shoulder dress with a slit designed by Donatella Versace, according to Vogue, and her make-up look created by Charlotte Tilbury.
The singer, 40, arrived in a horse-drawn carriage before walking herself down the aisle to meet Asghari, 28, a fitness instructor, US media said.
Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love played as she walked in, according to a source quoted by US entertainment publication People.
The ceremony was not without controversy, with Spears’ first ex-husband Jason Alexander – whom she famously married in a Las Vegas Ceremony in 2004, before the marriage was annulled just a few days later – arrested and charged with four misdemeanours after arriving with the intention of “crashing” the event.
Her parents and sister Jamie-Lynn were reportedly not due to be present after the singer’s controversial conservatorship battle, which came to an end after almost 14 years in November.
But pictures shared by Vogue and on Tilbury’s Instagram account show Spears and Asghari smiling as they pose in their wedding outfits, with her wearing a veil and a choker, him dressed in a Versace tuxedo.
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Speaking to Vogue, Spears said: “We really wanted to make this a small and beautiful moment with family and friends.
“We wanted warm and feminine colours including blush, white, cream and gold, and a lot of various shades of pinks, blush and reds.”
Posting the photos on Instagram, Tilbury described Spears as “a vision” and said she was sending “a huge congratulations and masses of love to the beautiful, talented, endlessly kind and radiantly glowing” star and her “wonderful husband”.
Guests pictured at the ceremony included Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum, Ansel Elgort, Selena Gomez, Maria Menounos, Drew Barrymore and Madonna– who recreated her famous kiss with Spears from the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards at the wedding reception.
The singer’s brother Bryan was also there.
Spears and Asghari met on the set of the video for her 2016 song Slumber Party and got engaged in September 2021 as her conservatorship looked to be coming to an end.
The controversial legal arrangement that controlled her life and finances was terminated by the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Asghari’s representative Brandon Cohen said of the nuptials: “I am very ecstatic this day has come, and they are married. I know he wanted this for so long. He is so caring and supportive every step of the way.”
Spears has been married twice before, to Alexander and Kevin Federline, with whom she shares teenage sons Sean and Jayden.
Alexander, 40, was arrested after arriving at her home on Thursday.