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The newlyweds emerged from the cathedral to the sound of cheers from the waiting crowd. AFP / Getty Images

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has tied the knot with long time girlfriend Kim Sears in what has been described as the Scottish wedding of the year.

The couple exchanged their vows at the 12<sup>th century Dunblane Cathedral on 11 April, in the presence of close family and friends in the tennis star's home town.

The 27-year-old newlyweds emerged from the church to the sound of bells ringing and cheers from the crowd, who had braved high winds, hailstones and snow, to share the wedding celebrations of Dunblane's favourite son.

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Andy Murray, who arrived at the cathedral with his three best men, donned a blue tartan kilt for his wedding. AFP / Getty Images

Before the ceremony the tennis player sent a tweet to his fans, comprising a range of emoticons, summing up his excitement about the day ahead. Arriving at the cathedral with his three best men, and wearing a blue and green kilt, Murray told reporters that he was "feeling fine".

Kim arrived at the venue in a silver Rolls Royce along with her four bridesmaids, each dressed in pink.

With embroidered details on her three-quarter length sleeves of her stunning Jenny Packham dress, the beautiful bride wore her hair swept back from her face in a half-up and half-down do, pinned with a long, lace veil.

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Kim Sears looked stunning in her white wedding gown with embroidered embellishments and matching hair accessory. AFP / Getty Images

While every detail had been arranged by Kim for the perfect day, there was little she could do about the weather. As she arrived the heavens opened up and it fell upon her bridesmaids to save her train from getting muddied as she entered the church, while another guest battled with an umbrella to shield the bride from the downpour.

Mother-of-the-groom Judy Murray commented on the bad weather on social media, initially tweeting: "Hailstones. Marvellous," and later wrote: "Snowing. White wedding."

She arrived at the church dressed in a white overcoat with a detailed gold dress, topped with a dramatic gold hat by milliner William Chambers.

Reverend Colin Renwick led the service, which lasted 45 minutes.

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Andy's mother, Judy Murray was among the guests at the intimate family wedding. AFP / Getty Images

Guests included Murray's parents Judy and William, grandparents Shirley and Roy Erskine, and former British tennis number one Tim Henman.

The couple will celebrate their union at a small reception for family members and close friend in the former country house Cromlix, a few miles from Dunblane, which Murray bought in 2008 and converted into a £1.8 million luxury hotel.

Proud locals put bunting up in the town and congratulatory messages on front ones. Murray and Sears, who is the daughter of tennis coach Nigel Sears met as teenagers through tennis circles.

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Andy Murray and Kim Sears were married at Dunblane Cathedral. AFP / Getty Images

Meanwhile, it has been reported that a 40-year-old photographer named as Gordon Jack, has died after being taken ill outside the wedding venue ahead of the rehearsal on Friday.

Jack was part of the media gathered at the graveyard, and was taking pictures of Murray who made an impromptu appearance at the venue. The photographer reportedly fell backwards and hit his head on a gravestone.

The photographer was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital near Falkirk on 10 April. It was confirmed on 11 April that he died from complications following a heart attack.