Billie Faiers said that her wedding day to Greg Sheperd was the ‘best day’ of her life as she unveils her dress.
The former Towie star tied the knot to the love of her life in a beautiful island ceremony in the Maldives.
Making their vows in the island of Kuramathi, the newlyweds were joined by nearly 100 family and friends as Ferne McCann surprised them with a performance of Stand By Me at their reception.
Speaking to OK! magazine the mum-of-two said: ‘Other than the days that Nelly and Arthur were born, it was the best day of my life.
‘It was like a fairy tale – all the stress and tears were worth it’
‘It’s so lovely for me to finally be a Shepherd and share a surname with my children. Marriage ties our little family together completely.’
Billie who confirmed her marriage on an Instagram post earlier this week was taken aback by the ‘lovely surprise’ as her BFF Ferne grabbed the mic to performed with her ‘brilliant voice’.
Billie debuted her wedding dress on the cover of the publication, showing off her fishtail, lace, crystal embellished gown designed by Berta – and of course, Greg loved it.
The groom said: ‘She looked incredible in her dress.’
Billie explained why she opted for a style far more adventurous than the typical wedding dress.
‘As soon as I tried it on I had “the feeling”’, she said. ‘When you know you know! Because we didn’t get married in a church I could get away with something more daring’.
On the reports of a ‘loud of and rowdy wedding party’, Billie dismissed them completely, as she added: ‘The hotel manager hasn’t had any complaints about our party.
‘I was half expecting some loudness as there are 95 of us out here celebrating [but] we have always been very respectful of the island and the other guests holidaying here’.
Billie’s four-year-old daughter Nelly acted as flower girl for the ceremony, her two-year-old son Arthur and her three-year-old nephew Paul took on the role of pageboys, while sister Sam Faiers was Maid Of Honour.
You can read the entire interview in this week’s OK! magazine.
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