Nicole Richie and Joel Madden marry

The pair tied the knot in a super-secret, star-studded Beverley Hills ceremony

Hollywood starlet Nicole Richie tied the knot to long term beau Joel Madden in a super-secret, star-studded ceremony over the weekend, held at Lionel Richie’s swanky Beverley Hills mansion.

NICOLE & JOEL: RELATIONSHIP IN PICS

The pair – who have been dating since December 2006 – got engaged earlier this year, when Joel popped the question with a dazzling diamond sparkler.

And the happy couple – who have two children, Harlow, two, and one-year-old sparrow – just couldn’t wait to tie the knot.

Nicole and Joel reportedly exchanged vows in a lavish ‘old Hollywood’ themed ceremony, held at her father’s sprawling LA home.

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‘They wanted an Old Hollywood, glamorous feel to their wedding,’ one insider told US magazine People, who have secured the exclusive pictures.

‘Nicole wanted a memorable, elegant affair for only their closest friends and family on their special day.’

The blushing bride wore a $20,000 custom-made Marchesa gown to walk down the aisle, and chose celebrity hairdresser Byron Williams to tend her tresses for the intimate occasion, attended by just 150 of their closest friends.

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Brit DJ Samantha Ronson, singer Gwen Stefani, stylist Rachel Zoe and reality TV stars the Kardashians are all said to have attended the special ceremony, conducted by Run-DMC rapper Rev Run.

But noticeably absent from the A-list invitees was Nicole’s Simple Life BFF Paris Hilton. The pair had a falling out more than two years ago, and since never spoken of the subject.

‘Nicole’s wedding will be super small, and a lot of people who have played a role in her life like Paris have been cut from the guest list,’ one insider revealed ahead of the ceremony.

It’s thought guests feasted on butternut squash ravioli, truffle mushrooms risotto and filet mignon, and sat at white tables and chairs in the gardens during the celebrations.

Later, they partied into the small hours, on a specially constructed dancefloor over the pool. Phew.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

NICOLE & JOEL’S RELATIONSHIP IN PHOTOS

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