Ashley Cole and his new wife Sharon Canu screamed in delight while their two children watched on in the first official image from their Italian wedding.
The former footballer, 42, and the blonde beauty exchanged vows in Rome over the weekend at the Hotel La Vecchia Posta in Ladispoli and splashed out on a lavish ceremony, complete with every sensational detail imaginable.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Sharon showcased the exquisite scenes as she posted an image from the moment the couple said I do.
In the shot, shared with her 8,779 followers, she looked incredible in her Bardot gown as she held hands with her new husband beneath a flower arch and in front of an incredible colour powder explosion in rainbow shades.
Standing alongside the duo were their children – son Jaxon, six, and four-year-old daughter Grace – who wore complementary outfits to their parents for the nuptials, where they were joined by a slew of footballers, WAGs and celebrities.
Amazing: Ashley Cole and his new wife Sharon Canu screamed in delight while their two children watched on in the first official image from their Italian wedding
Stunning: Sharon simply captured the stunning shot: ‘Mr&Mrs Cole’, while a host of guests and well-wishers commented underneath the post
Incredible! The former footballer, 42, and the blonde beauty exchanged vows in Rome over the weekend at the Hotel La Vecchia Posta in Ladispoli and splashed out on a lavish ceremony, complete with every sensational detail imaginable
Nuptials: A number of guests shared images and videos of the wedding on social media where Sharon stunned in a lace off the shoulder dress
Lovely: Celebrations included a fireworks display and a live orchestra after they enjoyed Champagne on the balcony of the stunning cliff-side venue
Sharon simply captured the stunning shot: ‘Mr&Mrs Cole’, while a host of guests and well-wishers commented underneath the post.
Guest John Terry, who made a mark on the event by serenading the couple and leading a number of dances, wrote underneath: ‘Wow what an amazing photo and the most incredible wedding. Congratulations’.
Other guests on the day included Frank Lampard – who, like Terry, is another former Chelsea and England teammate – his TV presenter wife Christine, The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers and her partner Paul Knightley.
Former TOWIE star Sam, 32, wore a bright pink dress as she spoke with partner Paul at the reception.
Elsewhere a chic Christine, 44, wore a navy silk number as she cosied up to husband Frank after the ceremony.
Meanwhile Ashley beamed from ear to ear as they had confetti thrown on them and held hands.
Snippets of the big day from guests have shown the extent of the lavish details, with incredible celebrations included fireworks and a live orchestra while they enjoyed champagne on the balcony of the cliffside venue.
Pictures and clips from the reception showed beautifully decorated long tables where the guests enjoyed dinner before watching the fireworks.
Love: The couple said ‘I do’ abroad 16 months after Ashley proposed and 12 years after he ended his marriage to pop star Cheryl, 40
Stunner: Sam Faiers gave a behind-the-scenes peek at Ashley Cole and Sharon Canu’s pre-wedding celebrations in a slew of Instagram posts shared on Sunday (Sam and Sharon pictured)
In attendance: Former TOWIE star Sam, 32, wore a bright pink dress as she spoke with partner Paul at the reception
Thrilled: Ashley hugged his family members as they enjoyed the reception after the ceremony
Amazing: Friends and family were invited to the Hotel La Vecchia Posta in Ladispoli to take part in the celebrations which included a fireworks display and a live orchestra
The nuptials come 12 years after his four year marriage to Cheryl, 40, ended.
The pair exchanged vows in the romantic setting under a flower arch as the ocean stretched out behind them before they then walked back down the aisle.
A number of guests shared images and videos of the wedding on social media where Sharon stunned in a lace off the shoulder dress.
A source told The Sun earlier this month about the wedding: ‘Ashley and Sharon are madly in love and have spent months planning their special day. They met in 2014 when he joined AS Roma and now they are returning to the city for their nuptials.
‘Loads of her family live there and it’s very romantic – it’s going to be a special day. They have put lots of money in but they have only invited close friends and family.
‘As a couple they have been very private so they don’t feel the need for a flashy, public wedding.’
Since meeting Sharon, Ashley has praised the stunner for helping transform him given his prior failings as a husband with Cheryl.
He professed that she has helped him become ‘a better man’.
Pals: Sam Faiers is a close friend of the couple and was invited on Sharon’s hen do earlier this month ahead of the wedding
Jokes: Sam and Ashley were seen giggling as they had a drink
Fun: John Terry appeared to take part in a singalong as people shared clips from the celebrations
Chatting: The newlyweds looked happier than ever as they enjoyed their special day with their loved ones
Beauty: Sharon wore her blonde tresses pinned up as she enjoyed drinks on the balcony of the hotel and chatted to the guests
Easy decision: After Ashley popped the question, Sharon later told her Instagram followers it was the ‘easiest yes she’d ever said’
Speaking to The Telegraph, Ashley said: ‘These are the things I focus on now – my kids and my girlfriend. It’s a different me. I’m more of a family man now. You won’t see me in nightclubs anymore, you’ll see me at a park pushing my kids.’
He added: ‘I was a young, angry kid at the time, and now I’ve grown up and understand the things I did is life, it happens…
‘Not just me, but with certain situations, loads of other people have done [the same]. I’ve learnt from it, it’s made me a better person. It’s made me a great dad.’
Cheryl and Ashley met in 2004 and tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Wrotham Park in July 2006.
To mark the celebrations Cheryl got a ‘Mrs Cole’ tattoo on her neck to mark her commitment to Ashley.
Guests: Elsewhere a chic Christine Lampard wore a navy silk number as she cosied up to husband Frank after the ceremony
Here the come: It was a case of the morning after the night before as Ashley and new wife Sharon made their first appearance since marrying in Italy on Monday
Hard to miss: Sharon revealed a glaring love bite on her neck as she ventured out after her first night as a married woman
Upbeat: Sharon beamed as she emerged with Ashley following their wedding a the the five-star La Posta Vecchia hotel in central Italian town Ladispoli
Smoking hot: Sharon lit up a cigarette as she unwound with her husband in Italy on Monday
The relationship sadly ended in tears however when a slew of heartbreaking cheating allegations came to light .
After Ashley popped the question last year, Sharon told Instagram followers it was the ‘easiest yes she’d ever said’.
The couple met in 2014, shortly after his move to AS Roma from Chelsea, before relocating to California when he signed for Los Angeles Galaxy two years later.
Family of four: Ashley and Sharon are parents to Jaxon, six, and Grace, four, with the couple having first met in 2014