BIG FAT MESSI WEDDING
Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi will marry longtime partner and mother of his two children, Antonella Roccuzzo, in hometown Rosario on Friday.
THE BASH WHERE? The wedding is a highly anticipated event in Rosario, about 300 kilometres northwest of the capital of Buenos Aires
WHO’S COMING? Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi's teammate Gerard Pique, are expected among the 260 guests. They will join old friends of the couple and footballers such as his FC Barcelona strike partners Luis Suarez and Neymar. WHERE ARE THEY STAYING? The guests are packed into the Hotel City-Center Casino, next to a crime-ridden slum run by drug lords. The civil wedding ceremony and party will take place inside the venue. WHAT’S COOKING? Messi has asked chefs to cook local delicacies such as “locro” stew and “empanada” pasties for the feast. The star dish is a typical Argentine beef roast including chitterlings, gizzards and kidneys. WHAT WILL SHE WEAR? Roccuzzo will be dressed by Spanish designer Rosa Clara. She has designed for stars such as actresses Eva Longoria and Sofia Vergara and Spain's Queen Letizia.