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Lily Allen’s glamping Glastonbury honeymoon

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 20th, 2011

Photo: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Yesterday Lily Allen went on a Twitter rage after letting her wedding stress get to her. She quickly calmed down, and today it’s revealed that the singer will be spending her honeymoon at Glastonbury.

The 25-year-old is set to tie the knot with fiancé Sam Cooper in Gloucestershire, South West England on 11 June this year, and is planning to travel to the world famous music festival in Somerset at the end of June to relax with her new husband.

For many festivals brings out memories of mud, horrible sanitary conditions and amazing music, but Lily doesn’t intend to get her wellies dirty while on honeymoon. Instead she’ll be glamping it up in luxury £1,000 tepees in the VIP area.

Lily – who performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2009 – has invited festival organiser Michael Eavis to her wedding. Eavis said: “I’m going to the wedding in Gloucestershire. I’ve known her since she was tiny. She’s such a star isn’t she? Her songs are so good. I’d love to coax her out of retirement for this year’s festival. I’m sure she’ll come back but right now I’m really looking forward to her wonderful wedding.”

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Lily Allen rages about her own wedding

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 19th, 2011

Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The 25-year-old singer – who is set to tie the knot with fiancé Sam Cooper in Gloucestershire, South West England, on June 11 – launched the tirade on twitter and also threatened to elope to Gretna Green, a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings.

She tweeted: “Tip of the day: don’t ever get married, its a nightmare, and everyone involved (or not as the case may be) turns into a ****. Is there a train station for Gretna Green? (sic)”

However, Lily – who has asked close pal and TV presenter Miquita Oliver to be her chief bridesmaid – later updated her profile on the micro-blogging site to reveal she has gotten the situation under control.

She said: “All fine now, said ****s are safely back in their boxes. itsMYwedding!!!!!!!!! (sic)”

Friends of Lily have previously revealed costs for the ‘Not Fair’ singer’s nuptials – which was originally intended to be a small affair – have escalated so much she has “completely blown” her wedding budget.

A source close to Lily – whose wedding dresses is being created by Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld – said: “I think the wedding dress itself is going to cost a small fortune. And her sisters, Teddy and Sarah, who are bridesmaids, are getting Chanel dresses too. If there was a budget for the wedding, it’s been completely blown. It’s gone from a small intimate family do with close friends, to something huge. There are so many people Lily feels she needs to invite. She also wants the champagne to flow and the food to be amazing.”

Photo: Twitter.com

Photo: Twitter.com

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Kate Moss loves Kate Middleton

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 18th, 2011

Photo: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

In a rare interview with The Telegraph, fashion icon Kate Moss – who is planning her own wedding to Jamie Hince this summer – spoke about the other famous Kate’s wedding.

When asked about Kate Middleton, the model said: “Oh I love her! She was so chic and seamless. And just beautiful, it was just as a royal wedding should be.”

Moss watched the royal wedding in the country with loads of friends and there were even tears.

While she doesn’t consider herself as an icon, Kate Moss is the queen of the catwalk. But when asked if she’d like to be made a Dame for her services to the fashion industry the model laughed.

“Can you imagine? I’m too young to be made a Dame. A Dame’s for old women. Like Margaret Thatcher. I’d prefer to be a baroness. I’d quite like to be Lady Kate,” she said jokingly.

“But I’m happy just as I am.”

And here’s Kate Moss’ engagement ring:

Photo: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

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Kings of Leon rocker Caleb marries Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 16th, 2011

Photo: AP Photo/Evan Agostini

Our congrats to American rocker and Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill who tied the knot with model Lily Aldridge in an intimate ceremony in Santa Barbara, California last Thursday, 12 May 2011.

The bride – who wore a Vera Wang gown – told JustJared.com: “Caleb is the man of my dreams. And you can quote me on that.” Present at the ceremony were the groom’s fellow band members, Caleb’s cousin Matthew and brothers Nathan and Jared Followill. It definitely makes it easier to keep the guest list small when your work mates and family are the same people.

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Kate’s pre-wedding family feast with Heston

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 11th, 2011

Photo: ABACA/ABACA/Press Association Images

Supermodel Kate Moss is said to be organising a pre-wedding meal for her and her fiancé Jamie Hince’s families. And it is no other than Heston Blumenthal who will be dishing up the feast. Well, we don’t know if Heston will be doing the cooking personally, but Kate has chosen his latest London restaurant Dinner by Heston as the venue for the family gathering.

The couple are set to tie the knot on 2 July 2011 in Oxfordshire and want their families to get to know each other better before the wedding in hope that nothing goes wrong on the day. We could think of worse places to break the ice than Heston’s latest eatery.

Interestingly, the guest list for the meal includes Kate’s ex-boyfriend (and father of her daughter) Jefferson Hack, as well as her parents (who divorced when Kate was still at school) as well as the groom’s parents and sister. Expect nothing ordinary from Kate eh!

Did you let your families meet on the wedding day or did you choose Kate’s route and introduce them prior to the big day?

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Third time lucky for Sir Paul McCartney as ex Beatles star plans wedding

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 10th, 2011

Photo: Jackson Lee/Starmax/EMPICS Entertainment/PA

Ex Beatles star, Sir Paul McCartney – who proposed to girlfriend Nancy Shevell earlier this month with a $650,000 (that’s almost £400k!) ring – is hoping that  it will be third time lucky, and the American heiress insists they will not be having a lavish wedding, surrounded “just by [their] families.”

The proposal took place in California and Nancy reveals she was thrilled with the vintage 1925 Cartier engagement solitaire diamond the 68-year-old musician presented her with.

While the newly engaged Nancy hasn’t revealed the date, she has said the nuptials will take place “soon.”

What we want to know is will it be an English or American wedding?

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Kate Moss is planning a festival style wedding

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 9th, 2011

Supermodel Moss – who’s been snapped at the UK festival scene for years – is apparently planning to make her wedding to The Kills rocker Jamie Hince be like a small festival.

The couple will tie the knot in a ceremony in Oxfordshire, South East England on 2 July, and Moss is planning for her nuptials to last for several days with no expense spared.

A source told The Sun: “Kate wants it to be a party to remember and like a small festival.”

“She doesn’t want her guests to leave for days so she’s making sure there I plenty of food and entertainment. It’s a no-expense spared do – thought most of her budget will probably go on alcohol.”

Despite probably having last minute wedding panics, we’re certain that Kate will be spotted at this year’s Glastonbury festival (22 – 26 June). It’s a shame that you can’t get legally married at Glastonbury, if not Kate could have killed two birds with one stone so to speak…

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“Marriages can’t be happy all the time” says Thandie Newton

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 5th, 2011

When getting married you vow to keep each other “in good times and in bad times,” and anyone will tell you that relationships have their ups and downs as this is normal when two people share their lives and experiences.

Actress Thandie Newton – who married director Ol Parker in 1998 – doesn’t expect her marriage to be happy all the time. While they both are fulfilled and contented with their relationship, Thandie knows it’s not always going to be easy.

The 38-year-old beauty said to InStyle: “Ol has a very dry sense of humour. We are very different characters but very good friends. We’ve both had a degree of pain in our lives, which I think is the best teacher there is. We don’t expect to be happy every day.”

With all marriages – and relationships – there must be a certain degree of give and take from both parties. If not, the connection and partnership will become skewed, and that is when things can go downhill.

Thandie – who has turned down film roles in the past to make her marriage work – believes “finding a happy and solid relationship is always difficult, so the decision was all about making my husband feel more secure and committing to my family. My career was exploding and I wasn’t ready for it. It was about wanting to put the brakes on, acknowledging that I had other priorities.”

Well said Thandie!

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Remarrying your ex: Marie Osmond has, would you?

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 5th, 2011

Photo: Isaac Brekken/AP/Press Association Images

Even though we mostly float around on cloud 9 here in the Bridalwave offices – in a dream of wedding gowns, bridal accessories and wedding cakes – we also know that at times marriages don’t last, even if the ceremony was out of this world.

This morning we heard that Marie Osmond – of Donny and Marie Osmond fame – remarried her first husband yesterday, 4 May 2011. The singing star wed former basketball player Stephen Craig in Las Vegas almost 30 years after they first tied the knot – and she wore the SAME wedding dress as at their 1982 ceremony!!

Our first thought was “Aww isn’t that sweet. Rekindling their romance after all these years.” Then “Will it last?” popped into our heads. After all something did go wrong the first time around…

The late Dame Elizabeth Taylor famously wed and divorced Richard Burton twice. And while we hope for Marie’s sake that her second marriage to Stephen will last, we’d very much like to hear your views on this : Can marrying your ex-husband truly work?

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A super wedding: New Man of Steel Henry Cavill engaged

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 5th, 2011

We can hear hearts breaking already – even before Jersey born British actor Henry Cavill hits the big screen as the new Superman (due out next year).

The Tudors actor – who turns 28 today! – has proposed to his girlfriend and possible London Olympics athlete  Ellen Whitaker while on holiday in Hollywood. And she had no hesitation saying yes. Like anyone would really, just look at the man – swoon!

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Ellen said: “I couldn’t believe it when he asked me to marry him. I thought we were there to celebrate his birthday. It was such a surprise and I am so happy.”

The new man of steel is also reported to have called her father to ask for Ellen’s hand in marriage before he popped the question. What a romantic soul.

Congratulations Henry and Ellen!

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Bridal fun: Footballer wives’ wedding dresses [photos]

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 5th, 2011

With Manchester United heading to meet Barcelona on Wembley on 28 May 2011 for the Champions League final, we thought it could be fun to take a dip in the archives and find wedding photos of some of the more known footballers’ wives in their bridal gowns. Next WAG to get married will be Abbey Clancy who will tie the knot to Tottenham player Peter Crouch on 30 June this year in a lavish ceremony at Stapleford Park hotel in Leicestershire.

Coleen Rooney aka Mrs Wayne Rooney

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Coleen wed Wayne Rooney after six years of dating in June 2008.

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Kate Hudson engaged to Matt Bellamy!

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on April 27th, 2011

The celeb couple who are currently expecting their first child togehter, Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy have revealed they plan to get married after Kate showed off a gigantic square-cut diamond ring during an appearance on the ‘Today Show’ this morning.

When host Matt Lauer pointed out her ring (see image below), Kate laughed and said: “It just happened a week ago, I’m so glad you noticed. I haven’t really announced it and I felt like the announcing thing feels so silly, and I was just waiting for someone to notice.

“He’s a beautiful man, and I’m excited.”

Aww how sweet! So now there are three Kate’s getting married: Kate Middleton, Kate Moss and Kate Hudson.

The latter Kate (Hudson) refused to give details on the proposal, which took place in New York last week, but admitted it was “very sweet, very romantic”, and said they have not yet set a wedding date.

This will be Kate’s second marriage. She was previously married to Chris Robinson, who she has seven-year-old son Ryder with.

Images: PA

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Rankin would break no-weddings rule for Kate Moss

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on April 27th, 2011

Finding the perfect photographer for your wedding can be time consuming. Unless you know a world-class professional photographer chances are you have to filter through portfolio after portfolio to find the right one. For fashion darling Kate Moss things are a bit different. With rumours of ex Dior creative director and British designer John Galliano being in charge for her wedding dress, it appears that fashion photographer Rankin might be breaking his no-weddings rule for Kate.

Rankin has always refused to act as official photographer at weddings because he finds the pressure too great, but if close friend Kate Moss asks him to photograph her nuptials to Jamie Hince this July he would consider adding ‘wedding photography’ to his expertise. Then again, Kate Moss’ wedding is probably more likely to resemble a fashion catwalk than a simple wedding.

Rankin told vogue.co.uk: “You don’t say no to Kate but she wouldn’t ask me – she’ll probably get Mario Testino. If she did ask though, I’d tell her to get back up as well as me. I’d be so nervous , and not just because it’s her – for anyone it’s a really special day. There’s too much pressure on it and so much stress seems to surround weddings. I always say no to photographing family weddings – I’ll always set up a studio on the day but I won’t take pictures all day. You don’t want to mess it up.”

We do wonder who Kate will go with in the end… Who do you think?

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McFly’s Tom Fletcher tweets about engagement – but won’t get a Star Wars themed wedding [gallery]

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on April 20th, 2011

Twitter is a popular platform to make announcements on. Clarence House even announced the royal engagement between Kate Middleton and Prince William on the social information site. OK, they might have sent out a press release around the same time, but the service went haywire shortly after CH sent out a 132 character tweet last November that read:

“The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton –www.princeofwales.gov.uk

Now, 25-year-old McFly member Tom Fletcher has followed suit. Tom has popped the question to long-term girlfriend Giovanna Falcone, who he’s been dating for seven years, and decided to share the news on Twitter.

Tom wrote: “Ok, you’d find out from someone else sooner or later so I thought I’d be the first one to tell you………

“I proposed to @giovannafalcone earlier tonight…and she said YES! We are now officially engaged! 😀

“My fiance and I would like to say thanks for all the lovely engagement messages. ;)”

Not long after, he added: “She’s not digging the Star Wars wedding idea … I want the ring back.”

We’re not sure about a Star Wars wedding theme either Tom but for anyone interested in looking like Han Solo and Princess Leia on their wedding day here are a few photos to inspire you.

Star Wars Wedding

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Not the traditional groom's attire, but handsome nonetheless. Image: UK Movies

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Lily Allen to have her Hen party at the Ritz

By Andrea Petrou on April 19th, 2011

Lily Allen will throw a lavish bash at The Ritz hotel in London for her hen party.

The 25-year-old singer – who is set to tie the knot with fiance Sam Cooper in Gloucestershire, South West England, on June 11 – plans to mark the end of her days as a single woman by gathering a large group of friends together in the posh hotel.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: “Lily wants to bring some glamour to her hen night. She’s been joking that she’s old so wants a good pot of tea, scones and knitting, but knowing Lily it will no doubt turn into chaos.”

One person who is sure to be helping Lily organise the party is close pal and chief bridesmaid, TV presenter Miquita Oliver.

A source said: “Lily and Miquita have been friends since childhood so there was always going to be a good chance she would be the maid of honour.

“Miquita knows Lily inside out and is bound to put on a great party for the hen do. They’ve grown up a bit now but both of them still know how to hit it hard.”

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