- Ceremony in London attended by Tony Blair and his former spin doctor Alastair Campbell wearing a kilt and playing bagpipes
- Celebrities including former Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall invited
- Marriage to Kate Garvey was updated on Jimmy Wales’ Wikipedia page
By Larisa Brown
PUBLISHED:09:24 EST, 7 October 2012| UPDATED:09:45 EST, 7 October 2012
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales married Tony Blair’s former diary secretary in a star-studded ceremony attended by celebrity guests and politicians.
Mr Wales, 46, and his wife, Kate Garvey, 40, tied the knot on Saturday at a private ceremony at Wesley’s Church in London.
His Wikipedia page was updated accordingly, where under ‘personal life’ it read the couple met in Davos, Switzerland, and it is Mr Wales’ third marriage.
Happy couple: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Tony Blair’s former diary Secretary Kate Garvey tie the knot
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie attended the ceremony, as did Alastair Campbell, Mr Blair’s former spin doctor.
Mr Campbell – who is known for busking around the world with his bagpipes – donned a kilt in Clan Campbell tartan and played the bagpipes.
Cherie wore a fitted knee-length dress, silver necklace and bracelet and black kitten heel shoes.
Other guests included David Miliband and his wife Louise – David was carrying a present wrapped in pink tissue paper.
Steve Hilton, David Cameron’s former director of strategy, and his wife Rachel Whetsone, who is an executive of Google were among the invitees.
Mick Hucknall, former lead singer of Simply Red, Lily Cole, the model and actress, and former Labour minister Lord Adonis also attended.
The wedding is the third for the internet entrepreneur from Alabama and the first for the bride, who is now a director of Freud Communications.
Mr Wales has one child with Kate, who he met at the World Economic Forum at Davos, and one with his ex-wife Christine Rohan,who he met through a friend when she was working as a steel trader for Mitsubishi.
Mr Wales set up the free, open content, online encyclopedia in 2001. As Wikipedia’s public profile grew, he became the project’s promoter and spokesman.
He has been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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