Adam Ashley Cooper and Anna Scrimshaw tie the knot in France. Photo Instagram @annaheinrich1

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Irish rugby star Ian Madigan among guestlist for lavish wedding of Wallabies' Adam Ashley-Cooper and Anna Scrimshaw

Australia's 'Mr Versatile' ties the knot with partner Anna Scrimshaw

Rugby stars from around the world gathered in Bordeaux this weekend for the elaborate nuptials of Wallabies' Adam Ashley-Cooper and his partner Anna Scrimshaw.

The three-day celebration of 'Swoop and Scrimmy', as the couple have been named, was attended by Ireland international and former Bordeaux-Begles teammate Ian Madigan, who took to Instagram to share a snap of the happy pair on their big day.

"A special weekend celebrating with #swoopandscrimmy," the rugby star captioned his image.


Adam, who was recently released by his Bordeaux-Begles team, wed psychotherapist and personal trainer Anna, in Chateau Soulac, Bordeaux on Saturday with pal and former Aussie rugby union player Drew Mitchell as the ceremony solemniser.

"When your besties trust you enough to wed them!" friend of the couple Drew Mitchell captioned on a photo of the couple on their big day, which he shared on his Instagram account.

"Thank you Adam and Anna for allowing me to be such a big part of your special day!! I now pronounce you... #swoopandscrimmy," he added.

A special weekend celebrating with #swoopandscrimmy and Fr.Mitchell

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The couple treated guests to a three-day celebration in the beautiful Dordogne region, including welcome drinks on Friday and a "Recovery Brunch" on Sunday.

The celebrations are currently ongoing, and plans are to continue the lavish festivities with a "Mate Moon" in the luxurious Petasos Beach Resort & Spa in Mykonos, Greece on Tuesday, according to the couple's personalised wedding website, where guests could also view their contemporary 'contributions' wedding registry.

Adam and new wife Anna have been dating since 2012 with the romantic sports star proposing on Anna's birthday in December 2014. Adventurous Adam arranged an day of activities for the two to enjoy including a meet and great of the animals in Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

CONGRATULATIONS to these two beautiful people...... what a wedding!!! @annascrimshaw @adamcoopy #swoopandscrimmy

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The day ended with a surprise dinner party with the then unknowing bride-to-be's family, before the 33-year-old got down on one knee and presented his partner with a sparkling solitaire engagement ring he designed himself.

The couple relocated to Bordeaux in 2015 when winger Adam signed a deal with the Bordeaux-Begles, and at the time revealed they would be working hard to learn the language.

"We're going to do everything we can to make the transition as smooth as possible," they told the Daily Mail.

The winger has recently been released from his position in the Bordeaux team.

@adamcoopy @annascrimshaw #swoopandscrimmy

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Aussie Adam famously scored the try that saw the British and Irish Lions crash to a one-point defeat in the second Test at ANZ Stadium in 2013, the last match Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll took part in for the tour. The Lions, captained by Sam Warburton, eventually went on to win the series - their first test series win since 1997.