Yesterday, FC Barcelona player Andrés Iniesta married his longtime partner, Anna Ortiz. The couple, who have a daughter named Valeria (born in April 2011), said “I do” on July 8, 2012. Anna Ortiz has been dating Iniesta since 2008 and is a specialist in professional make-up, image consulting, hairdressing, beauty and health. The wedding of the footballer was a civil ceremony at Castillo de Tamarit, in Altafulla, in the province of Tarragona, which was attended by the couple’s close friends, including many FC Barcelona players. Later they celebrated at Mas d’en Ros (Tarragona) at a wedding party for the 700 guests. Among the attendees were some of the best-known faces in Spanish football, including Pep Guardiola and his wife Cristina, as well as people from the world of music. Continue reading to learn more about some of the famous guests, see more pictures, and watch a video with the highlights from that very special day.
The castle of Tamarit
Xavi arrives at the wedding
Pere Guardiola, Pep’s younger brother, agent, friend and Iniesta’s representative arrives at the wedding with his partner.
Pedro and his girlfriend, Carolina Martín
FC Barcelona vice-president Josep Ma. Bartomeu, Xavi and Busquets
Barcelona’s director of football Andoni Zubizarreta with his partner
Messi and his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo
Cesc Fabregas, Gabi Milito, Pep Costa (member of Guardiola’s staff)
Doctor Ricard Pruna and his partner
FCB staff: Planchart, Roura, Emili Ricart and Altimira
Various children, including Valeria (being held), daughter of Andrés Iniesta and Anna Ortiz (born in April 2011)
FC Barcelona ex-president Joan Laporta
Samuel Eto’o with his wife, and ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Albert Jorquera
Victor Valdes with his wife, Pedro and his girlfriend Carolina Martín, FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell with his wife, Xavi and Busquets
Sergi Nogueras, responsible for the press conferences at FC Barcelona
Ex-Barcelona goalkeeping coach, Juan Carlos Unzué, with his partner
Victor Valdes with his wife
Gerard Piqué, Risto Mejide (music producer) and Carles Puyol
Andrés Iniesta and his mother
Andrés Iniesta’s wife, Anna Ortiz, and her father. Anna was wearing a Teresa Helbig dress, a Barcelona designer, winner of the Loreal de la Pasarela Cibeles.
Iniesta tweeted right after ceremony “Amazing day! Just married”. We wish Andrés Iniesta and Anna Ortiz an eternity of love and happiness.
Picture credits: JOSEP LAGO – AFP, Pere Punti – MD