Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash finally said ‘I do’ in a romantic at-home ceremony. The loved-up couple, who met when she was crowned ‘Queen of the Jungle’ on I’m A Celebrity in 2010, tied the knot in a Jewish ceremony in front of their nearest and dearest earlier this week.
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.
Fans of the former X Factor star had seen some of Stacey’s plans for the big day as she teased her numerous DIY efforts to make sure their ceremony in the garden of their Essex family home, adorably named Pickle Cottage, was perfect.
And it appears her dreams of a fairytale wedding came true. Earlier this week Stacey gave 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.
Stacey and Joe were reported to have been joined by friends and family while former TOWIE star James Argent’s The Arg Band performed. The Loose Women star has now shared some official photographs from their big day on Instagram.
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. Stacey’s freshly dyed blonde locks had been styled into soft curls accessorized her look with a subtle flower crown complete with a flowing veil.
Former EastEnders star Joe looked suave and sophisticated for the special day, donning a navy blue three-piece suit with a pastel green bow tie, and flower on the lapel. The pair could be seen in the photographs, taken by Chelsea White Photography, laughing as they exchanged vows.
And once becoming husband and wife, Stacey and Joe couldn’t look any more in love as they walked hand in hand down a flower-strewn aisle, while gazing adoringly at each other. Another picture showed Stacey draped in the arms of her man in a field close to their rural home.
Meanwhile, Stacey’s Greek dreams came true as the 32-year-old was pictured close to the pergola she had been helping to put together that had been covered in the pink flowers she fell in love with while on her hen do in Mykonos earlier this month.
Stacey’s Loose Women co-star has seen been opening up about the special day. Stacey’s pal Linda, 64, was speaking at the National Reality TV Awards UK 2022 to OK! when she described the day as “absolutely amazing”.
Linda shared how Joe’s mum, Kiffy, walked him down the aisle in place of his father Ricky, who sadly died from an undiagnosed heart condition called Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) when the former soap star was just 11 years old.
“It was very moving because Joe’s mum walked him up the aisle because he lost his dad a long time ago,” Linda told the publication. “And we’re really close with the Swash family – they live opposite me.” She continued: “And I’m best friends with Joe’s mum, we grew up together and our kids grew up together. My daughter and Joe are best friends, too.”
“Everyone cried. Stacey was crying, Joe was crying, everyone was crying,” she added. Stacey also spoke about Joe’s late father as well as her own dad’s late father. Sharing photos from her and Joe’s special day she wrote to her millions of followers: “Joe lost his father at the age of 11 and so did my dad.
“A huge part of our wedding day was reflecting on how this had a huge effect on them and how hard it is, even to this day to deal with.” Stacey ended by encouraging her fans to donate to a charity that supports bereaved children.
She shared: “These memories are so special to us and it would mean the absolute world to us if they made a difference to children growing up with the loss and heartache that my father and my husband did. Thank you for respecting our wishes [black heart emoji] lots of love Mr & Mrs Solomon-Swash,” followed by a crying emoji.
Linda was the only Loose Women star who could make the wedding. She said to the Daily Star : “[Stacey] was beautiful, it was like a fairytale wedding honestly, everything was perfect. All the kids were there.
“Joe had his best mates there, his best man, and all his boys spoke as well, so his son Harry spoke and Dan spoke, it was really lovely.” Linda added: “She’s one of my best mates so I was crying my eyes out.”
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