Elizabeth Hurley, Arun Nayar Wed
Hurley and Nayar
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Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar tied the knot Friday in a civil ceremony at a castle in England, and on Saturday said their vows in a religious service at the same castle.
The actress and swimwear-company boss, 41, and the Indian businessman, 42, officially wed Friday at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, 125 miles west of London, Gloucestershire County Council confirmed to the Associated Press.
At the religious service on Saturday, guests included Elton John (who arrived by helicopter, stepping out in a blue-and-white tracksuit) and husband David Furnish, Elle Macpherson, Eva Herzigova, Yasmin Le Bon, designer Valentino, Prince Pavlos of Greece, shoe designer Patrick Cox, style guru Trinny Woodhall, Jimmy Choo president Tamara Mellon and actress Patsy Kensit.
Hurley's 4-year-old son, Damian, was chauffered to the castle in a Bentley.
A guest tells PEOPLE that John gave Hurley away at the service, which was to open with the hymn "Praise My Soul." Bride and groom and the entire bridal party were outfitted in Versace, and the rings were by Chopard.
The Rev. John Partington, who conducted the religious service, told PEOPLE early Saturday that, like many modern brides, Hurley would not promise to obey Nayar. Instead, she would likely vow to "love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health."
"They had a choice of using contemporary language or old-fashioned language and they have chosen the old-fashioned language," Partington said.
Today's festivities will be followed by a week of celebrations and a ceremony in India, according to reports in the British press.
Hurley and Nayar, an England-raised textile heir and CEO of a software company, have dated since 2003. Nayar was previously married to Italian model Valentina Pedroni; Hurley, who dated Hugh Grant for 10 years, had Damian with film producer Steve Bing.
Hurley recently told German Vanity Fair that she and Nayar met through mutual friends, a couple who were worried about her after her split from Bing. "They said they had a very nice friend, very good-looking, who just separated from his wife."
They been together ever since, she said, and Damian calls him Papa.
When the couple are in England they are mainly based at the 400-acre farm in Gloucestershire that Hurley bought in 2003. Country life, Nayar told PEOPLE in 2005, agrees with them: "I'll take Damian out on the tractor while Elizabeth cooks," he said. "It's a bit like the Waltons."
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