Ginger Spice is a officially a married woman!
This past Friday, Geri Halliwell, 42, married Christian Horner, 41, at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, England. Halliwell arrived at the St. Mary’s Church in a vintage Rolls Royce, while Horner arrived in a 1965 Aston Martin.
Going for a romantic, fairytale-themed wedding, the former Spice Girl wore a custom-made couture Phillipa Lepley wedding gown. The dress was covered in an intricate lace pattern and bodice, long lace sleeves, and a traditional veil to cover the face. Halliwell reportedly admires Kate Middleton’s style, and was going for a wedding dress similar to the one Middleton wore for her royal nuptials.
Halliwell’s 9-year old daughter, Bluebell, was the ceremony’s flower girl and also accompanied her mom down the aisle on her special day.
Guests included Emma Bunton (the only Spice Girl that attended), Jennifer Saunders and her husband Ade Edmondson, Dawn French, Myleene Klass and Amanda Holden. From the racing world, former World Racing Champion Jackie Stewart and his wife attended, along with retired drivers Eddie Jordan and Niki Lauda. Additionally, Halliwell’s wedding was a touch more “royal” with the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford at the ceremony.
For the reception, the couple and guests moved to a white marquee at Woburn Abbey, where music was provided by the Four Tops. Halliwell also delighted her husband and their guests with a solo version of the hit “Wannabe.”
As for wedding gifts, Mr. Horner gifted his wife with a £350,000 DB5 retro-style Aston Martin car, similar to the one he pulled up in to their wedding. Halliwell had previously mentioned that it was her favourite car. Also, though she was unable to attend, Victoria Beckham sent her long-time friend a brand-new “posh” gown from her new collection to be worn on her honeymoon. She also sent a very large bouquet, and a message of love and support.
Though the wedding was beautiful and filled with lots of happiness, there was one reported setback. Horner’s parents apparently refused to attend due to the nature of the beginning of the bride and groom’s relationship – Horner reportedly left his former partner of 14 years shortly after she had given birth to their daughter for Halliwell.
The couple is currently in Cannes celebrating their first days as husband and wife. Halliwell has been tweeting bikini pictures near the poolside, along with many other special moments from the past few days.
Horner and Halliwell have been friends since 2009, and began dating in March 2014. They were engaged in November 2014. This is the first wedding for both.
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