This is the moment that beaming JLS heart throb Marvin Humes married Saturdays beauty Rochelle Wiseman – in the showbiz wedding of the year.
Their much talked about wedding took place at Oxfordshire’s grand and historic Blenheim Palace and ! was the only publication invited to the star-studded ceremony and reception.
As a special surprise for the newlyweds, guests including Olly Murs, Alexandra Burke and Marvin and Rochelle’s band mates took to the stage to perform some of the couple’s favourite songs.
The JLS boys and The Saturdays girls joined the 400 guests for the wedding which had a classy ‘black and white’ dress code.
Celebrities at the fairytale affair on Friday, July 27 included Tulisa Contostavlos, Pixie Lott, Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan from One Direction, rapper Chipmunk and Blue’s Simon Webbe.
They all partied until 2.30am in a specially erected marquee that had been transformed into a glittering nightclub.
In a world exclusive interview Marvin, 27, relives the moment he first set eyes on his 23-year-old bride in her stunning Vera Wang gown as she walked up the aisle.
“When the music started up and I knew Rochelle had arrived, I was desperate to turn around and look at her. We hadn’t spoken all day and had spent the previous night apart. I’d missed her and I couldn’t wait to see her.
“But so many people had said to me that I shouldn’t turn around – that it was unlucky.
“Then, when I looked to my left and she was there, oh man, she looked unbelievable; more beautiful than I’ve ever seen her look. Her face, her smile, the dress, everything … She was absolutely stunning,” he tells !
Rochelle, who was given away by football legend Paul Ince, whom she calls her ‘uncle’ in the absence of her natural dad with whom she’s had little contact, changed for the evening’s celebrations into a short Oscar de la Renta design.
And whilst the bride had two dresses, Marvin reveals how he had opted to have two rings – a plain platinum band and a “blinged up” diamond baguette for special occasions.
Rochelle said she was overcome with emotions on her big day telling !:
“It just hit me, what we were saying to each other. It was all so overwhelming, I couldn’t stop myself from crying.
“I looked at Marvin and his eyes were glassy. I kept thinking he might go too, but he held it down.”
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