Help! Gloom of Macca's girls at doomed wedding: First view from inside Paul and Heather's wedding - but did grim-faced Stella and Mary know what was coming?
· New photos emerge of Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills' 2002 wedding
· But after tying the knot, Sir Paul's daughters looked decidedly glum
· The pair were said to have been less than overjoyed at their father's partner
· Pictures and other memorabilia are to be auctioned for charity next month
By SANCHEZ MANNING FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
PUBLISHED: 11 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12 April 2015
It's the must-have wedding snap for newlyweds – the happy couple celebrating with their closest family and friends after they tie the knot.
But not everyone was smiling after Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills.
Take a closer look at Macca's wedding party picture and you'll spot his daughters Stella and Mary looking decidedly glum.
We can’t work it out: As Sir Paul and Ms Mills celebrate, his daughters Stella (circled left) and Mary (circled right) fail to raise a smile
The pair – daughters of Sir Paul's first wife Linda, who died of cancer four years previously – were said to have been less than overjoyed by their father's choice of partner.
The remarkable picture is a portent of the bitterness that would follow the wedding in 2002 – as Sir Paul and Ms Mills separated in 2006 and went through a bitter and messy divorce in 2008. Astonishingly, the image is the first to emerge of the former Beatle and Ms Mills from their wedding reception.
In another never-before-seen picture, Sir Paul acts out a mock striptease in front of his delighted bride during the reception, which was attended by 300 guests.
Sir Paul, then 59, and Ms Mills had ordered a media blackout of the event in Ireland.
Crowd-pleaser: Sir Paul delights his new wife Heather at the reception with his 'striptease'
The wedding invitation, which will also be auctioned, featured Sir Paul giving Ms Mills a piggy-back
These pictures belong to the family of Sir Paul's late housekeeper Rose Martin, who was among those invited to the event at the 17th Century Castle Leslie in County Monaghan.
The ceremony was shrouded in such secrecy that on the invitations guests were told only to arrive at a hotel at Heathrow Airport at an appointed time from where they would be flown to an unnamed destination.
Other guests included the only other surviving Beatle, Ringo Starr, the band's legendary producer Sir George Martin, Pretenders singer Chrissy Hynde, and model Twiggy.
Sir Paul and Ms Mills are pictured (up) in 2003 at a screening for the film 'Concert For George' and (down) in Hollywood in 2007
The pair posed with photographer Dennis Stone (left) as they arrived back in London after a trip abroad
Sir Paul and Ms Mills went through a bitter and messy divorce in 2008 and are pictured leaving the High Court after one of their hearings
Mary (left) and Stella (right) McCartney join Sir Paul at the launch of Meet Free Monday seven years after his 2002 wedding
The couple turned down a £1.5 million offer from Hello! magazine for exclusive photos of the event. One official portrait – of the couple outside the church – was published, for charity.
These photos and other memorabilia, including the invitation – featuring Sir Paul giving Ms Mills a piggy-back – are being sold at Omega Auctions in Stockport, Cheshire, next month.
Mrs Martin's family decided to sell them after her death aged 92 in 2013. Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: 'They decided the best thing was to pass them on to fans.'