Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell Celebrate Wedding With Second Bash
Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell married earlier this month (Oct. 9) in London, but apparently one party was not enough. The newlyweds, who that day held a reception immediately following their intimate nuptials at their nearby home in the St. John’s Wood neighborhood of London, on Friday (Oct. 21) hosted a second, much larger celebration at New York's posh Bowery Hotel.
The gathering was a star-studded affair, with Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon, Shevell's cousin Barbara Walters, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, James Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl, actor Steve Buscemi and actress Aida Turturro among the celebrities in attendance.
Guests noshed on a candle-lit, all-vegetarian feast and drank champagne before dining gave way to dancing. The party, which was held in one of the hotel's private upstairs rooms, featured a Motown soundtrack that kept people on the dance floor well into the night. McCartney and Shevell themselves departed around 1:30 a.m., when Shevell seemed surprised the couple was met by large crowd of well-wishing fans upon leaving the hotel.
"Nancy had this stunned wide-eye look of 'Wow!'" an insider said. "Nancy looked so overjoyed (and sort of happily overwhelmed) by the outpouring of joy for them. They held hands and took photos as made their way to the car."
"Wow. Wow. Wow. That was amazing!" Turturro raved as she left the hotel just ahead of the new couple. "The best part of the party was the dancing. But it was all amazing!"