Stacey Solomon has spoken out for the first time since her stunning wedding day as she married Joe Swash. The Loose Women star and former EastEnders actor, who got engaged on Christmas Eve 2020, finally said ‘I Do’ in a Jewish ceremony at their family home earlier this week.
Stacey did break her social media silence a couple of days later when she gave her loyal fans a glimpse at the huge garden marquee that had been set up for their guests to enjoy their wedding breakfast surrounded by fairy lights and floral arrangements. She then returned to Instagram on Thursday (July 28) to share her first wedding photos.
“Forever,” Stacey started her post to her more than five million Instagram followers who had been waiting patiently to see the first picture from the intimate Jewish ceremony held in the sprawling garden of the couple’s £1.2m Essex home, adorably dubbed Pickle Cottage.
Stacey, 32, could be seen donning a stunning princess dress. The off-white princess gown featured a tulle floor-length skirt and corset-style top with spaghetti straps as well as draped sleeves. Her freshly dyed blonde locks had been styled into soft curls accessorized her look with a subtle flower crown complete with a flowing veil.
Meanwhile, her new husband Joe, 40, looked dapper as he donned a navy blue three-piece suit with a pastel green bow tie, and flower on the lapel. And the newlyweds couldn’t have looked more loved up as Stacey gushed: “Me and My Husband. I don’t think I will ever get used to saying that. It all feels like a dream.” She then added a quote from Dr Seuss which said: “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Still in her wedding bubble, Stacey has now spoken directly to her millions of fans, posting videos on Instagram of the special day’s set up being taken down before the items, such as tables and chairs, are donated to charity. She penned alongside a video of her flower-filled aisle: “Every day after dinner we come down here and have hot chocolate and tea.
“I don’t want to take any of it down. It’s the best reminder of our day ever. But we’ve started packing things away now to send off to different charities.” Mum-of-four Stacey then appeared fresh-faced as she and Joe relaxed with their baby daughter, Rose, in the garden.
“I just wanted to come on and say we’re sitting here reading some of your messages and they’re so lovely,” Stacey said unable to wipe the smile off her face as her new husband agreed and said: “Thank you so much!” Stacey then continued: “We had the best day… we’re just in a little bubble!”
She added: “I can’t believe I’ve got a husband,” as Joe smiled and said: “Believe it… he’s right here,” pointing to himself before the video came to an end.
She also shared a photo of their two wedding cakes – with one boasting two tiers and created by Sweet Nellys – which was adorned by white roses and green leaves for the special occasion. Over the image, Stacey shared how “emotional” she was feeling and spoke of the “spam” she would be bringing to her social media page when she has more photos to share.
“Feeling emotional. The spam is going to be real,” she wrote with a crying with laughter emoji. “Every second of the day was so special & I can’t wait to share with you so many moments I’m so excited to re live.” She then gave some insight into her nuptials as she continued: “Walking down the aisle. Our first dance. The speeches our boys made [crying emoji].
“Cutting The cake just everything. Even the wait for it all makes it so exciting for us,” with a white heart emoji. She added: “I honestly can not wait to get more pictures back & our videos. There were no phones or anything on the day so that we could really breath and live in each precious moment.”
She also shared one of the rules that was in place. “I honestly cannot wait to get more pictures back and our videos. There were no phones or anything on the day so that we could really breath and live in each previous moment.”
Stacey and Joe met when she was crowned ‘Queen of the Jungle’ on I’m A Celebrity in 2010. Twelve years after first setting eyes on each other as Joe worked on the ITV show’s spin-off, the couple are now married with two children together, daughter Rose and son Rex, along with Stacey’s two sons Zachary and Leighton, and Joe’s son Harry from previous relationships.
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