The kiss that says all is forgiven! Billi Mucklow and Andy Carroll share their first picture as husband and wife as they exchange vows during five-star Hampshire ceremony – after registrar raises a laugh by asking if anyone has any objections!
- The couple – who share three children – tied the knot at the Four Seasons hotel in Hampshire on Sunday afternoon following a week of uncertainty surrounding their relationship
- They chose a traditional all-white theme for their lavish wedding ceremony at the five star hotel – and exchanged vows surrounded by displays of white roses during the ceremony
- The out-of-contract footballer appears to have been forgiven by the bride after passing out in bed with two women during his raucous stag-do in Dubai
- Wedding guests included couple’s three children Arlo, six, Wolf, four, and 21-month old daughter Marvel Mae, along with Carroll’s daughter Emilie Rose, 12, and Lucas, 11, from a previous relationship.
Billi Mucklow and Andy Carroll finally married in a Hampshire hotel wedding on Sunday – just days after the footballer’s raucous antics in Dubai left the future of their relationship clouded in uncertainty.
The couple tied the knot at 3:00pm at Hampshire’s five-star Four Seasons Hotel after a tumultuous build-up which saw drama erupt when photos emerged of the sportsman passed out in bed with two women during his stag do.
Sharing a first image of the newly married couple as man and wife later that evening, former England international Andy confirmed he was out of the dog house – if indeed he was ever in it – by holding former TOWIE cast-member Billi in a passionate embrace.
The bride wore a classic white lace bridal gown and train, while the groom opted for an appropriately smart black dress suit, crisp white shirt and tie as they shared a kiss in front of a stunning floral backdrop.
Moments earlier there was a ripple of knowing laughter as the registrar asked guests well aware of Andy’s recent Dubai fiasco if there were any objections to the marriage.
A source told The Sun: ‘They were emotional when they saw each other, but the atmosphere totally changed when the registrar asked if anyone present knew why they should not be married.
‘Everyone started laughing really loud and Billi and Andy joined in. It broke the ice in what’s been a hard build up to the wedding for Billi. It changed the tone and when they were announced man and wife, the cheers were deafening.’
The kiss that says all is forgiven: Billi Mucklow and Andy Carroll shared their first photo a husband and wife after exchanging vows at the Four Seasons hotel in Hampshire on Sunday
Married: In pictures from the day, Billi was spotted shielding under umbrellas as the wedding party prepared to continue the celebrations at the reception
Earlier that day guests ensured Billi’s dress was hidden from view by shielding her with umbrellas as she made her way inside the luxurious venue ahead of exchanging vows with her long-term partner.
In pictures from their happy day, the newlyweds were spotted as wedding guests prepared to continue the celebrations at the reception.
The bridesmaids, carrying pristine white bouquets, looked stunning in matching baby pink dresses, which boasted frills and a flattering V-neckline.
Other guests remained with this colour theme, as two sported fuchsia headpieces and had splashes of pink in their finery.
The bride and groom chose a traditional all-white theme for their lavish wedding ceremony at the five star hotel – and exchanged vows surrounded by displays of white roses during the ceremony, which took place in a spectacular 16th century walled garden.
Even the persistent drizzle didn’t put a dampener on the occasion after organisers hastily put up a white gazebo to keep all the guests dry during the ceremony. The ceremony began with live music as a singer paid a romantic tribute to the couple.
Billi, 34, and Andy, 33, then exchanged wedding vows in the intimate setting.
Big day: The bridesmaids, carrying pristine white bouquets, looked stunning in matching baby pink dresses as they made their way into the venue on Sunday
No dampened spirits! Guests rushed to huddle under umbrellas as the rain swept across Hampshire
Pretty in pink: The bridesmaids’ matching baby pink dresses boasted frills and a flattering V-neckline, while each of them carried white floral bouquets
Dressed up: One guest sported a fuchsia headpiece over a colourful patterned dress as she idled outside the venue
Tied the knot: Billi and Andy were seen arriving at the upmarket Hampshire venue with friends and family the previous day
Wedding bells: The day before, Carroll was pictured arriving at the restored Georgian manor house with friends and family
Rows and rows of bottles of £100 champagne were discreetly lined up on trestle tables behind a tall hedge as cheers rang out from the congregation when the happy couple were declared man and wife.
Just days ago it seemed touch and go as to whether the long-planned event would take place after the former England striker ended up in bed with two blondes following a 17-hour drinking session during his stag-do in Dubai.
Former TOWIE star Bill fled from the couple’s home and took refuge at her parents’ house and removed her £200,000 engagement ring in the run up to the big day.
Among the guests were the couple’s three children Arlo, six, Wolf, four, and 21-month old daughter Marvel Mae, along with Carroll’s daughter Emilie Rose, 12, and Lucas, 11, from a previous relationship.
Cheers! One guest carried his glass of bubbly outside the Four Seasons Hotel after watching the couple exchange vows
Dapper: The men appeared to be decked out in their Sunday best for the special occasion, which appeared to be in doubt after Carroll’s Dubai antics were made public earlier this week
Relaxed: A string of guests, one dressed in a pastel pink dress, chatted together as they headed to the reception
In attendance: Guest Sammi Butler (right) shared social media images from the grounds of the hotel on Sunday afternoon
Emilie Rose served as one of Billi’s bridesmaids for the occasion.
The hotel, set in 500 acres of rolling countryside, provided a quintessentially British location for the event which coincided with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration.
The property was once owned by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon stayed there when she first arrived in Britain from Spain in 1501.
The hotel has 133 rooms which start at around £600-a-night while the top rated Royal suite costs a whopping £6,000.
All smiles: The sportsman, clad in a cap and zipped jumper, appeared to be in very high spirits on Saturday as he prepared for his big day
Family affair: Billie’s brother Sam (left), her mother Paula (middle) and sister Giorgie (right) were also in attendance outside the hotel on Saturday
Preparations: Onlookers attempted to steal a glimpse of Billi’s bridal gown as it was wheeled into the hotel
Earlier in the day a floral display for Billi and Andy’s wedding was set up on Sunday morning ahead of the couple’s weekend wedding at the Four Seasons hotel in Hampshire.
A large marquee has been set up on the grounds of the hotel ahead of the ceremony while workmen were seen arranging flowers nearby.
Dozens of white roses were placed near the marquee while workmen were also seen hoisting up several angel’s breath plants.
A walkway was covered in a grey sheet ahead of the ceremony with plants placed on either side.
Decor: The couple chose a traditional all-white theme for their lavish wedding ceremony at the five star hotel – and exchanged vows surrounded by displays of white roses during the ceremony
Preparations: A floral display for Billi Mucklow and Andy Carroll’s wedding was set up on Sunday morning ahead of the couple’s weekend wedding at the Four Seasons hotel in Hampshire
Family: Among the guests were the couple’s three children Arlo, six, Wolf, four, and 21-month old daughter Marvel Mae, along with Carroll’s daughter Emilie Rose, 12, and Lucas, 11, from a previous relationship
Decorations: Dozens of white roses were placed near the marquee on the grounds of the hotel
A large marquee has been set up on the grounds of the hotel ahead of the ceremony while workmen were seen arranging flowers nearby
The couple arrived together at the luxury five-star hotel on Saturday as staff have been busy setting up an outdoor aisle, where the pair they will tie the knot.
They looked relaxed as they dropped their Porsche 4×4 car off at valet parking before heading off to separate rooms for the night before their wedding.
Andy, clad in a cap and zipped jumper, flashed a wide smile for the cameras as he headed into the venue.
Meanwhile, Billi framed her face with black large sunglasses and donned a white shirt, with onlookers attempting to steal a glimpse of her bridal gown as it was wheeled into the hotel.
She was accompanied by her brother Sam, mother Paula and sister Giorgie.
Andy quickly made the most of the facilities at their secluded country retreat as he headed off to the hotel’s indoor family swimming pool, according to onlookers.
He was seen having a splashing time with a couple of pals as he relaxed ahead of his impending nuptials.
Looking good: The couple have also had several Angel’s breath plants hoisted in the marquee for their special day
Display: The couple have spared no expensve with their decorations for the wedding
Grounds: A walkway was covered in a grey sheet ahead of the ceremony with plants placed on either side
An onlooker said: ‘He looked very chilled out and relaxed. He certainly doesn’t seem to be having any last minute nerves or anything like that.
‘Mr Carroll and his guests all seem to be enjoying themselves.’
Staff were busy preparing for tomorrow’s big event with brightly coloured bouquets of flowers being lined up ready for the celebration.
Rows of gold chairs were set up in a luxurious garden on either side of a raised white aisle, where Andy and Billi will tie the knot in an outdoor ceremony.
Venue: The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker couldn’t have been more relaxed as he arrived at the Four Seasons hotel in Hampshire (pictured) to prepare for the big day
Set up: Rows of gold chairs were set up in a garden on either side of a raised white aisle, where Andy and Billi will tie the knot in an outdoor ceremony
Exciting: Huge event trucks from The Big Events & Marquee Co were also seen drawing up to the lavish hotel as preparations for the big day gathered pace
Going ahead: Andy appeared to have put his Dubai stag-do woes behind him as he arrived at the wedding venue on Saturday
Huge event trucks from The Big Events & Marquee Co were also seen drawing up to the lavish hotel as preparations for the big day gathered pace.
Up to 200 guests are expected to attend the lavish event with the hotel closed to visitors for the weekend.
The hotel has 133 rooms which start at around £600-a-night while the top rated Royal suite costs a whopping £6,000.
Organisers promise to make the couple’s ‘dream wedding come to life’ with five elegant event rooms and a variety of ‘magical outdoor venues’ to help ‘celebrate the historic beauty and natural wonder’ of the 500-acre estate.
Arriving: They looked relaxed as they dropped their Porsche 4×4 car off at valet parking before heading off to separate rooms for the night before their wedding
Guests: A bus and various vehicles arrived at the lavish hotel, which will host 200 guests tomorrow for the wedding
Busy: Workers were seen busy putting down flooring on the grounds of the Hampshire hotel as Andy and Billi are set to have an outdoor wedding tomorrow
It comes after Andy reportedly banned his groomsmen from making ‘three-in-a-bed’ jokes at his wedding to Billi after his stag-do antics.
She was said to be ‘struggling’ over their impending wedding day after Andy was pictured asleep next to a blonde barmaid, and it was revealed he had also slept beside a second woman on his stag-do.
‘Andy has warned his groomsmen that there are to be no jokes about Dubai, let alone any talk of the stag at the wedding,’ a source told The Sun.
‘Billi is still quietly fuming about everything that went on and she’s warned Andy that he should do everything not to ruin their big day.’
Looking good: Up to 200 guests are expected to attend the lavish outdoor ceremony with the hotel closed to visitors for the weekend
Relaxed day: Andy made the most of the facilities at their secluded country retreat as he headed off to the hotel’s indoor family swimming pool, according to onlookers
Luxury: The hotel has 133 rooms which start at around £600-a-night while the top rated Royal suite costs a whopping £6,000
Preparations: Workers were seen eagerly working in the glorious sunshine on Saturday, just one day ahead of thee wedding
Amazing: Organisers promise to make the couple’s ‘dream wedding come to life’ with five elegant event rooms and a variety of ‘magical outdoor venues’ on the 500-acre estate
Entrance: Huge black gates and a wooden walkway lead down to a gravel pathway leading towards the white aisle, where guests will sit on either side
Ceremony: The finishing touches were placed on the outdoor aisle on Saturday, with chairs set up and lights put out ahead of the wedding
Exciting: The Hampshire hotel is closed over the weekend as around 200 guests are set to flock to the country venue for the wedding
Earlier this week, Billi broke cover for the first time since the Dubai stag-do and was seen without her £200,000 engagement ring.
She was joined by her mother Paula, who has been at her side since the news of her husband-to-be’s holiday exploits broke last week, as she moved out of her £5million family home to live with her parents to do some ‘soul searching’.
The mother, who shares three children with Andy, kept a low-key figure in a black outfit and sunglasses as she stepped out following the scandal.
Billi, who normally sports a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger, was without the sparkler as she visited a Boots pharmacy near her home.
On Tuesday, the former TV personality told staff at the bridal store where she purchased her wedding dress that she ‘doesn’t want to get married’ but will tie the knot with Andy.
Antics: It comes after Andy was pictured asleep next to a blonde barmaid and it was revealed he had also slept beside alongside a second woman on his Dubai stag-do
She revealed their nuptials would go ahead as planned, conceding it’s too late to cancel with so many commitments in place including travel and accommodation arrangements for their 200 guests attending the lavish bash.
She received her wedding gown from London bridal shop Browns Bride after having it couriered on Tuesday following the footballer’s three-in-bed shame.
MailOnline revealed last week that Billi branded her fiancé ‘an idiot’ after he was pictured in bed with bar manager Taylor Jane Wilkney during his stag do.
The couple had announced their engagement in November 2014, after Andy popped the question during a romantic mini-break in Rome, Italy.
Silence: Meanwhile, Andy is believed to have banned his groomsmen from making ‘three-in-a-bed’ jokes at his wedding to Billi after his stag-do antics
It’s understood that Billi is demanding Andy ‘hand over everything’ in relation to the pictures before their wedding.
A friend said: ‘It’s the only way she can move on — however bad it is.’
Earlier this month, Billi and her pals jetted to Dubai for her hen-do, which was ‘gate-crashed’ by her fiancé after he arrived in the UAE towards the end of her girls’ trip.
The delighted wife-to-be shared a happy snap of the pair as they enjoyed dinner, while renaming her Hen Party a ‘STEN do’.
No ring: The footballer is set to tie the knot with the former TOWIE sta despite Billi being seen without her £200,000 engagement band on earlier this week
But just days later, Andy was pictured sleeping next to bar manager Taylor, which followed on from the ‘STEN’ celebrations.
Photographs showed the recently released West Brom forward passed out on a bed beside the 27-year-old bar manager.
Other snaps showed Taylor wearing the father-of-five’s personalised bathrobe with ‘Andy Carroll’ embroidered on the chest.
Taylor, who says the pictures were leaked on Snapchat after she sent them to her friends back in the UK, insists nothing sexual happened with the 6ft4in forward. ‘It was all just a bit of entirely innocent fun.’
Nuptials: Billi revealed their wedding in Hampshire will go ahead as planned, conceding it’s too late to cancel with so many commitments in place
Taylor detailed the boozy night with the striker and claimed that she and her pals were not told Andy was on his stag-do.
She told The Sun: ‘At no point did anyone mention it was a stag do, we were told it was a lads’ holiday, I didn’t know he was getting married.’
Taylor, who works in Dubai as a bar manager at a high-end hotel, described her time with Carroll as ‘really boozy’ and said the striker was ‘steaming drunk’.
Reflecting on the night, Taylor said they arrived at The Avenue Dubai, a nightclub in the Shangri-La Hotel, at around 1am and headed to the VIP area, where Andy had booked a table, before later heading back to Andy’s hotel for an after party.
Partying: MailOnline revealed last week that Billi branded her fiancé ‘an idiot’ after he was pictured in bed with bar manager Taylor Jane Wilkney (pictured) during his stag do
She said they all had shots of Grey Goose vodka before Andy danced around with underwear on his head, while one of his friends fell off a chair and through a false wall.
‘I remember Andy dancing around with the waistband from a pair of Calvin Kleins on his head and the DJ kept giving him a shout-out,’ she added.
The wild bender saw Andy and his friends spend around £30,000, where Andy drunk at least 20 rounds of vodka, 10 glasses of sangria, and 10 shots of Jägermeister and Grey Goose vodka.
But Taylor insisted that the night was just ‘innocent fun’ and apologised to Andy’s fiancée Billi for the ‘mess’.
Pictures: Other photographs showed Taylor wearing the father-of-five’s personalised bathrobe with ‘Andy Carroll’ embroidered on the chest
However friends of Billi told the paper the pictures were ’embarrassing’ so close to their wedding, which is set to take place in just two weeks after an eight year engagement.
With his towering frame, Andy had already established himself as a talented striker for boyhood club Newcastle United before confirming his relationship with TV personality Billi in 2014.
She found fame on The Only Way Is Essex in 2011, but quit reality TV two years later to run a Bikram yoga studio in Essex.
Couple: Billi started dating the Geordie footballer in the summer of 2013 but they kept their relationship under wraps until the following February
Billi started dating the Geordie footballer in the summer of 2013 but they kept their relationship under wraps until the following February.
They welcomed the first of their two children together, son Arlo, now six, in June 2015, with the couple confirming the news on social media shortly afterwards.
Their son Wolf, arrived two years later in November 2017, making Andy – already a parent to daughter Emilie, 11, and son Lucas, nine, from a past relationship – a father-of-four. Billie also shares daughter Penelope Blu with ex-boyfriend Daniel Harris.
A timeline of Andy and Billi’s ‘STEN do’
Wednesday, May 18: Billi and her friends travel to Heathrow to fly out to Dubai. As previously reported by MailOnline, Billi leaves without two of her hen party because one of her closest friends is deemed unfit to fly after consuming too much alcohol.
Sunday, May 22: Billi posts a number of images of her in Dubai on her Instagram, including one in a green top enjoying a drink from a cup with the words ‘Mrs Carroll’ on the side. Her and her hen party share a snap by the pool of them all wearing white shirts with the words ‘drunk in love’ written on the backs. Carroll, fresh from his release by West Bromwich Albion, arrives in Dubai with a group of around 15 friends, reportedly including Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett and goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.
Monday, May 23: Billi posts a photograph of her and her husband to be together in Dubai. ‘STEN – Hen Party Crasher @andytcarroll,’ Billi captioned the snap, showing her in a polkadot dress and him in a black shirt. She later shares images of herself at the airport, grabbing food before flying home to the UK. Photographs show Billi arriving at Heathrow on Monday.
Wednesday, May 23: Andy, who is staying at the £500-a-night Hotel Fairmont, parties at a club on Cove Beach with others including a hotel bar manager – Taylor Jane Wilkey. She later tells The Sun that after a ‘really boozy’ day, she and a female friend went back to his hotel. She takes photographs inside the hotel, which she says were sent back to friends in the UK and leaked. She tells The Sun that nothing happened between them, but friends close to Billi and Carroll describe the photographs as ’embarrassing’.
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