‘I had to fight to hold it together!’ Ant McPartlin tells guests he felt overwhelmed when ‘beautiful’ wife Anne-Marie Corbett walked down the aisle in her ‘£15,000’ dress at their star-studded wedding
Ant McPartlin reportedly told his wedding guests how he ‘fought to hold it together when his new wife Anne-Marie Corbett waked down the aisle during their star-studded ceremony in Hampshire on Saturday.
The emotional star, 45, told guests during his wedding speech at the reception: ‘ When Anne-Marie walked into the church, I had to fight to hold it together as she looked so beautiful.’
Ant and his wife Anne-Marie, 43, tied the knot in a ceremony at St Michael’s Church in front of a star-studded congregation, including Best Man Declan Donnelly, Phillip Schofield, Stephen Mulhern, and Alesha Dixon.
So sweet! Ant McPartlin reportedly told his wedding guests how he ‘fought to hold it together when his new wife Anne-Marie Corbett waked down the aisle during their star-studded ceremony in Hampshire on Saturda
Ant raised his hand in elation next to his bride, who wore a £15,000 dress, as they posed outside a church for his first social media snap after getting married.
The bride looked elegant in a bespoke floor-length dress by designer Suzanne Neville that featured an off-the-shoulder design with lace detailing as she held onto her husband’s hand under the floral arch.
Anne-Marie wore a long veil which flowed down the back of her dress and pinned her blonde tresses back in a chic up do while opting for glowing makeup as she carried a beautiful bunch of white and purple roses.
‘Mr and Mrs McPartlin!’ Ant McPartlin raised his hand in elation on Saturday next to his bride Anne-Marie Corbett, who wore a £15,000 dress, as they posed outside a church for his first social media snap after getting married
Meanwhile dapper Ant gave a beaming smile and punched the air in delight as he left with the beauty, after arriving with Best Man Declan Donnelly, 45, who wore a matching black suit and lilac flower corsage.
Captioning the first Instagram photo from their big day, Ant wrote: ‘Mr and Mrs McPartlin!!’ and fans swarmed social media to congratulate the smitten couple.
The wedding was attended by a host of famous faces including Phillip Schofield, Stephen Mulhern, Alesha Dixon, Christine and Frank Lampard and Dermot O’Leary.
We’re married: The couple had a wedding ceremony in Hampshire on Saturday after tying the knot during a star-studded service at St Michael’s Church
Announcement: Captioning the first Instagram photo from their big day, Ant, 45, wrote: ‘Mr and Mrs McPartlin!!’ and fans swarmed social media to congratulate the smitten couple
Ceremony: The pair left the small church hand-in-hand after exchanging life-long vows in front of family and friends
Sweet: They shared a kiss as they stepped out of the church after tying the knot in front of a 100 guests
Smooch: Ant and Anne-Marie puckered their lips for the sweet moment
Love is in the air: The newlyweds appeared enamoured with one another
Happy: The pair walked beneath a stunning floral arch way and waved to excitable onlookers
Wow: Anne-Marie looked stunning in her gorgeous wedding gown as she arrived for her nuptials to Ant earlier in the day
Big day: Ant gave a beaming smile as he arrived for his wedding to Anne-Marie with best man Declan Donnelly
Show-stopping: The bride was radiant in the floor-length dress which featured an off-the-shoulder design with lace detailing as she carried a beautiful bunch of white and purple roses
Special moment: She beamed as one of her guests helped her out of the car and held the bottom of her dress up
Beaming: Anne-Marie looked thrilled to be getting married as she headed into the church and waved at the attendees
Radiant: She wore a long veil which flowed down the back of her dress and pinned her blonde tresses back in a chic up do while opting for glowing makeup
Getting hitched: It looked like they’d had a brilliant time on their special day as they left the church to head to the wedding reception
Thrilled: Ant beamed as he punched the air in delight while leaving the service which was attended by a host of celebrities
Ahead of the service the bride was driven up to the church in a black Rolls-Royce Cullinan and was helped out of the car by event manager Jason Morais who held up her long train.
Celebrity guests such as Christine and Frank, David Walliams and Dermot also looked in good spirits as they headed into the stunning church.
Irish presenter Christine, 42, looked incredible in a smart red dress with cut-out flower detailing and black stilettos as she looked loved-up with navy suit-clad Frank, 43.
Phillip Schofield cut a suave figure in a dark grey suit which he teamed with a blue patterned tie and white shirt as he smiled on his way into the church, declaring after the service: ‘It was amazing and great fun! Really enjoyed it’
Meanwhile Cat Deeley, 44, put on a leggy display in a black and white polka dot dress as she arrived with her husband Patrick Kielty.
BGT judge Alesha, 42, stood out from the crowd in a statement one-shouldered pink ruffle dress which showcased her long legs as she put on a united display with her husband Azuka Ononye.
David Walliams looked smart in a light grey suit as he arrived with English model Keeley Hazell who wore a busty red and white dress. David said after the service: ‘It was very romantic and very fun, they’ve both got great sense of humours.’
Ant and Anne-Marie gave Stephen Mulhern a starring role at the nuptials, where he did a mini comedy routine which had everyone in stitches, poking fun at Ant and his Best Man, Dec.
A guest told MailOnline: ‘Stephen was hilarious. ‘Nobody was expecting it but he had everyone in rafts of laughter. ‘It gave the wedding a real lighthearted feel.’
Exciting! The presenter cut a dapper figure in a black suit and bow tie alongside Dec
Star-studded: Wearing a lilac flower corsage, Ant and Dec smiled for photographers as they posed under a stunning flower wall, with celebrity guests Phillip Schofield and Alesha Dixon arriving shortly after
Off we go! Ant looked excited as he posed for photos with Dec as they both made their way into the venue
Off we go! The pair who have worked together for decades were by each others’ side as they headed into the church
Dream team: Ant appeared overjoyed to have the full support of his best friend on his special day
Details: Anne-Marie’s stunning silk one-shoulder gown had a fitted corset, full skirt with train and hand embellished floral detail on the bodice and skirt
Graceful: Her sumptuous skirt floated elegantly above the floor over layers of tulle fabric
Gown: The dress was created over the last few months by Suzanne’s team, with each floral detail placed and hand sewn individually
Finishing touches: The stunning gown was teamed with a cathedral-length raw edged veil which complimented the dress perfectly
Perfect fit: The princess silhouette highlighted Anne-Marie’s stunning figure
Summer wedding: Her bridesmaids gathered around in charming lilac maxi dress with delicate floral detailing
Blooming marvellous: They wore subtle floral clips in their wavy locks and clutched bouquets of flowers
Earlier in the day Reverend Canon Marion De Quidt gestured to well-wishers as she stood under the stunning floral arch display at the venue just before celebrity guests began to arrive, as the earlier wet weather gave way to sunshine.
It comes after last-minute preparations were made to the outside of the church this morning as rainy conditions threatened to put a dampener on the day.
Flower walls and arches around the site in the sleepy village where the ‘simple and beautiful’ nuptials are taking place were being perfected as the drizzle set in.
Assistance: The bride’s manager Jason Morais held up her long train
Beaming: The newlyweds looked every inch the happy couple as they waved to guests
Memories for a lifetime: They appeared overjoyed to be spending the special day with their nearest and dearest
Plenty to smile about: Neither could contain their happiness as they walked through the stunning floral archway
It’s all in the details: As Ant raised his hand, he flashed a glimpse of his understated black watch
Inked up: He also exposed an unusual geometric tattoo on his wrist
Whopper: Anne-Marie wore her wedding band, a huge engagement ring and she held a pendant in honour of her loved ones
Newlywed: Anne-Marie opted for a natural makeup look complete with a slick of pink lip
Adorable: Additional bridesmaids looked delightful in white dresses with frilled sleeves and lilac satin bands wrapped around the waist
Stunning: Christine and Frank Lampard were among the celebrities in attendance and looked loved-up as they headed to the church
Stunning hydrangeas and roses in pretty pastels and greens lined the walls of the venue as raincoat-clad staff made sure everything looked as it should.
Guests were expected to start arriving for the wedding at midday, followed by Anne-Marie at 12.45pm ahead of the service which begins at 1pm.
Other members of staff were seen gathering outside the venue and shielding themselves from the torrential downpours with umbrellas as last-minute supplies arrived.
Fashionista: Christine’s outfit was peppered with cut-out flower detailing
Look: Her brunette dresses were parted down the middle and tucked back into a toussled updo
Flawless: She enhanced her visage with full coverage make-up
Smart: Elsewhere, Cat Deeley put on a leggy display in a black and white polka dot dress as she arrived with her husband Patrick Kielty
Catch the eye: She added height to her slender legs with black open-toe heels while flashing a look at her toned midriff in her cut-out, high-neck garment
Special day: The couple strolled hand-in-hand inside the church
Legs for days: Alesha and her partner Azuka Ononye looked every inch the glamorous guests as they posed ahead of the wedding
Pretty in pink: The Britain’s Got Talent judge stood out from the crown in an asymmetric mini dress which boasted pink frilled fabric, strategically wrapped around her curves, and an exaggerated puff shoulder sleeve
Make a statement: She let her dress do all the talking as she opted for nude heels with a Perspex strap
Happy: She gave a wide grin at her husband as they chatted outside the picturesque church
It comes after insiders told The Sun: ‘Neither of them want the razzmatazz of a showbiz wedding’, and insisted the day will be ‘simple and beautiful’.
The celebrity guests are thought to have checked into their rooms at the posh wedding reception last night and will be taken to the church in cars.
However close friend and Britain’s Got Talent co-star Amanda Holden, 50, won’t be attending as she is away on holiday.
She uploaded a sweet picture of her with Ant and Dec and BGT judge Alesha Dixon with the caption: ‘So sorry we will miss @antanddec special day… we are still away, sending our love and huge congratulations to Ant & Amzie on this amazing day.’
It comes after on Friday a lorry full of flowers and vans were seen arriving at the venue ahead of the star-studded nuptials.
Smart: Phillip cut a suave figure in a dark grey suit which he teamed with a blue patterned tie and white shirt
Celebrity guests: Phillip beamed as he joined the hoards of guests arriving at the wedding which is taking place in Hampshire
Seperated: The TV presenter was joined by his estranged wife Stephanie Lowe
Reunited: The mother-of-two, 57, was seen wearing a chic satin dress in a navy hue which featured a V-neckline and belt wrapped at the waist
Colour scheme: They opted for complementing outfits
United: Stephanie walked through a floral archway with Phillip who was seen holding a piece of paper
Staying covered: The duo decided to wear sunglasses, protecting their eyes from the British sun
Celebrity gathering: Phillip strolled in front of Alesha who was seen holding hands with her partner Azuka
Arrive in style: Earlier in the day, Phillip was seen without his sunglasses and holding his car keys
Cheese! He delivered a wide grin towards cameras in front of the wedding venue
A loading truck containing temporary fencing was seen parking up and creating barriers in the surrounding areas of the venue ahead of the arrival of some of the biggest stars on UK television.
Following on from the fencing, the lorry-full of flowers arrived complete with stunning hydrangeas, roses and much more in pretty pastels and greens. Staff delivering unloaded at least eight large containers of flowers.
Villagers were looking forward to seeing the couple as well as a host of their celebrity friends. Mum of three Janice Collete said:’ As soon as people heard there were barriers going up at the church we sort of guessed that it was going to be a big wedding. I am sure many people will come out to see and wish them the best.’
A team of 10 florists constructed two arches at the church. One arch was at the stone entrance to the church while the other was in the car park where the bride will be dropped off. Work on the flower filled arches had to be temporarily halted due to a downpour.
Just one day before it was revealed that a ring of steel has been placed around the quaint village church in Hampshire where the couple are to exchange wows ahead of the lavish reception at a nearby Georgian stately home-turned hotel.
Arrivals: Dermot O’Leary and Dee Koppang looked incredible as they posed for photographs ahead of the service
Suited and booted: Meanwhile Dermot sported a fitted blue suit and textured tie
Guests: David Walliams and English model Keeley Hazell posed together as they arrived for the lavish nuptials
Lady in red: Her outfit featured puff sleeves and frilled waist bands, emphasising her petite frame
Expensive tasted: Keeley added a touch of sparkle with diamond encrusted black heels and a turquoise Gucci clutch
Suave: He wore a Cartier bracelet and stylish tinted shades for the wedding ceremony
Well dressed: David was also seen wearing pastel blue tie and matching pocket square
Friends: Andi Peters wore a dark grey suit and black shoes as he made his way to the church for the wedding
Huge trucks have been spotted entering the grand estate where a large white marquee has been pictured on the grounds ready to host 100 guests.
The star-studded guest-list, as well as close friends and family, will be put up in £1,000 a night rooms and encouraged to use the hotel’s spa facilities – and send the bill to Ant and Anne-Marie’s honeymoon suite.
A source said: ‘Ant and Anne-Marie hoped to get married abroad but this is the next best thing. The wedding reception is located away from prying eyes and set in beautiful surroundings.
‘It will also have the feel of a traditional wedding, which suits both parties as they are very down to earth people. ‘They can’t wait to finally get hitched.’
Social butterflies: The guests congregated outside and chatted with one another
Arriving in style: The bride was driven up to the church in a black Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Wow: The spotless vehicle featured a large black grill at the front – a classic feature of the iconic automobile brand
Wedding bells: Stephen Mulhern waved to onlookers as he arrived in a light blue suit and navy tie
No crease in sight: The TV presenter opted for a crisp white shirt which contrasted against his tailored suit
Sweet: More guests arrived at the church including the bridesmaids who looked beautfiful in their ivory and purple dresses
In we go! Anne-Marie gave a big smile as she headed into the church with one of her bridesmaids
Big weekend: The celebrity guests are thought to have checked into their rooms at the posh wedding reception last night and were taken to the church in cars (pictured is Andi Peters arriving)
Who, me? Andi gave an amusing expression towards onlookers as he attended the big day alone
Dapper: Ant looked handsome in a black suit, black bow tie and white shirt as he punched the air with joy after the ceremony
The source also told MailOnline, the couple were so desperate to keep the location underwraps, guests were only made aware of the date in their invitations – with the venue disclosed nearer the time.
The vicar who is set to marry Ant and Anne-Marie, Rev’d Canon Dr Marion de Quidt, told the Daily Star: ‘I’m looking forward to sharing in their joy, and I’m looking forward to the blessings for their future.
‘That’s all I can say right now, but God bless, it’s going to be a wonderful time.’
Ant, 45, proposed to Anne-Marie, 43, on Christmas Eve having dated since March 2018.
Happy for his friend: Dec gave a big thumbs up as he left the wedding with his wife Ali who wore a patterned blue dress
Coordinated: His delicate corsage and smart outfit was in keeping with the theme of the wedding
Together: The bride and groom looked in high spirits as they left the church together after the service
Absolutely thrilled: The Britain’s Got Talent presenter couldn’t have looked happier as he left the ceremony
Preened to perfection: His raven tresses were swept over to the side in a neat hairdo while Anne-Marie’s blonde locks floated away from her visage in a middle part
Doting: Ant continued holding his wife’s hand as they exited the venue
Emotions: He rested the other hand on his leg as Anne-Marie couldn’t stop smiling
All over: She was assisted by a friend as she hopped into the car to head to the reception while Ant held her flower bouquet
Gentleman: Ant showed his chivalrous side as he opened the door for his wife before she sat inside
Timeless: Anne-Marie’s elegant veil cascaded down above her dress as she gave her bouquet to Ant to hold
During the last series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here last December, the Geordie gushed over his fiancée, saying his perfect night in was with Anne-Marie and her two children from her previous marriage.
Ant is reportedly spending £100,000 on hotel bills to ensure the couple’s guests enjoy the wedding, which will take place over two days – starting this Friday.
The Mail on Sunday reported the TV veteran has told them to send him their spa bills, which include £100 manicures, to his £5,000 per night honeymoon suite.
Perfect: The veil was nestled securely in place in her neat updo and worked well with the tulle fabric on her asymmetric neckline
Jovial: The TV personality raised his hand for a final hoorah before sitting down in the luxurious car
Star-studded: Alesha, Azuka, Phillip and wife Stephanie all headed home after the service
Fans: Excitable members of the public waved the happy couple off as they left in their swanky black car
Cheerio! They used their smart phones to capture the moment
Blushing bride: Anne-Marie looked incredible as she savoured the final moments at the church
The look of love: Ant gazed lovingly at his wife
Big day: The vicar officiating the wedding of Ant and Anne-Marie beamed as she arrived at the Hampshire church earlier in the day
Exciting: Guests started arriving for the wedding at midday, followed by Anne-Marie ahead of the service which began at 1pm (Pictured: the floral arch is perfected in the rain)
Happy: The Reverend Canon Marion De Quidt gestured to well-wishers as she stood under the floral arch display at the venue just before celebrity guests began to arrive
Ready: Other members of staff were seen gathering outside the venue and shielding themselves from the torrential downpours with umbrellas as last-minute supplies arrived
The couple’s choice of reception venue appeals to celebrities due to its walled gardens offering privacy to guests.
The hotel is also situated several 100 yards away from its entrance, meaning onlookers situated outside a heavy security presence will be unable to catch a glimpse of celebrations.
The spacious grounds also boast ancient woodlands, tranquil gardens and a beautiful lake, offering the perfect backdrop to wedding pictures.
Ant was this week pictured playing golf with Saturday Night Takeaway co-host Dec as part of the build-up to this weekend’s nuptials.
Pretty: Flower walls and arches around the church in the sleepy Hampshire village were being perfected as the drizzle set in
Preparations: Stunning hydrangeas and roses in pretty pastels and greens lined the walls of the venue as raincoat-clad staff made sure everything looked as it should
All smiles: The vicar looked ready to welcome the 100 guests to the church where the TV star said his vows
Missing out: Close friend and Britain’s Got Talent co-star Amanda Holden, 50, announced in this Instagram post that she won’t be attending as she is away on holiday
Wow: It comes after on Friday a lorry full of flowers and vans were seen arriving at the venue ahead of the star-studded nuptials
Stunning: Work on the flower filled arches had to be temporarily halted due to a downpour
Working hard: Stars would be contained within the temporary fencing
Wow! The flower arrangements were seen being unloaded from vans
Wow: A team of 10 florists constructed two arches at the church. One arch was at the stone entrance to the church while the other was in the car park where the bride will be dropped off
Supplies: Dozens of trays of flowers stacked outside
The presenting duo, both dressed in navy blue, were seen high-fiving and celebrating after some particularly impressive shots. Dec, 45, was also Ant’s Best Man at his first marriage to former wife Lisa Armstrong in 2006.
Ant and Lisa confirmed their divorce in January this year after ending their 11-year marriage in 2017. Ant worked with Anne-Marie for several years before they started dating.
The former PA was employed for the same London-based management company as Ali Astall, Dec’s wife, for a decade, however she only began working closely with Ant since 2017.
Anne-Marie, who split with ex-husband Scott in October that year, helped Ant recover from his ‘lowest depths’ after a spate of personal problems, culminating with a drink-driving charge in 2018.
Wow! Ladders were erected to build the archway
On hand: Two female members of staff set to work on the display
Hard at it: They moved it around as they got to work
All star: As well as the temporary fencing, red carpet-esque red robes were brought in
All prepared: Florists were getting ready to compile the arrangements
Working hard: The men were working on improving their surroundings
Out and about: Anne-Marie recently enjoyed a day of retail therapy as she went lingerie shopping in Wimbledon
Day out: Ant (centre) enjoyed a round of golf alongside his presenter pal Declan (left) and another friend (right) on Tuesday ahead of his wedding to fiancée
Ring: It’s believed Ant designed Anne-Marie’s engagement ring himself – paying up to £200,000 for the rock
Moving on: Ant’s ex Lisa Armstrong continues to enjoy a holiday with her new man James Green
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