Being worth an estimated 185 million pounds, Elton was urged by pals and professional advisers to get a pre-nuptial agreement.
He refused, saying the whole idea of the civil ceremony was to show his and David's full commitment and trust. If he asked the filmmaker to sign a contract, he'd ''destroy part of that faith in one another,'' and ''a little something between us would have been lost.''
The two tied the knot yesterday during a 20-minute ceremony at their local Guildhall, during which they swapped 55,000 pound double-width platinum and diamond rings.
They saved 100 pounds, since there's a discount for Windsor residents.