Lionel Messi married his childhood sweetheart, Antonela Roccuzzo, in his hometown of Argentina and it was star studded affair of footballers, celebrities and a throng of police officials deployed at the venue. The guest list went up to 260 people and it's coming to be called the wedding of the century.

Artist Lisandro Urteaga paints a celebratory mural of Messi on a wall in Rosario ahead of the wedding.

Lionel Messi, the Argentina and Barcelona forward, met Roccuzzo as a child before he moved to Spain aged just 13. The wedding was a lavish affair held at The City Center hotel and casino in Rosario. According to BBC, among the guests at Friday's wedding were Messi's Barcelona teammates Luis Suárez, Neymar, Gerard Piqué and his wife, Colombia's pop star Shakira. A number of guests flew into Rosario on private jets.

Here are a few images of the wedding that consisted of football royalty and of course, couple-goals.

Here are few guests spotted at the airport

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And here are Gerard Piqué and Shakira, graciously agreeing to pose with the airport staff.

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Meet the glowing bride and the groom!

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Some love.

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And some more love!

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And that's how young they were, in case you're wondering.

Here's a glimpse of the celeb line-up

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And one with the ladies!

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And here's one with the whole lot!

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And that's the amazeballs menu.

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There was also quite a crowd outside the hotel, waiting for a glimpse of the celeb couple, the football royalty, and pretty much whoever they could just get a look at.

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Congratulations to the couple!