August 14, 2008 / 12:42 AM / 10 years ago

Peaches Geldof marries rocker in Vegas

LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof’s teenage daughter Peaches has married her American rocker boyfriend at a Las Vegas wedding chapel, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof, attends a cocktail party in a store in Sydney September 20, 2007. REUTERS/Patrick Riviere

The 19-year-old tied the knot last week with Max Drummey, 23, a member of the indie band Chester French, in a “simple, low-key ceremony” while on holiday in the United States.

“Peaches and Max Drummey are delighted to announce their very happy marriage,” her publicist said in a statement. “(They) did not want unnecessary publicity, but following growing media speculation, have decided to set out the facts.”

The bride wore a cream dress and the groom kept his sunglasses on during the 15-minute ceremony at the Little White Chapel, according to a report in the Sun newspaper.

It said the couple did not have any friends or family to act as witnesses so a photographer had to stand in, according to the minister who conducted the service.

“They held hands and looked eye-to-eye,” the tabloid quoted the Reverend Steven Fabretti as saying. “They looked very happy. The bride looked very young and pale and quite angelic.”

Newspapers printed pictures of a wedding certificate bearing the names Maxwell C. Drummey and Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof.

The couple have the “full support of their family and friends,” their statement added. Bob Geldof, the anti-poverty campaigner and former Boomtown Rats frontman, was not immediately available for comment.

The couple’s statement contained several plugs for Drummey’s band, prompting one newspaper to speculate that the event may have been an elaborate publicity stunt.

The second daughter of Bob Geldof and the late TV presenter Paula Yates, Peaches has worked as a model, DJ and singer. She is a regular fixture in the British tabloids, often pictured coming out of fashionable nightclubs.

Her publicist said she met Drummey, a Harvard anthropology graduate, two years ago.

Reporting by Peter Griffiths; editing by Steve Addison and Paul Casciato

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