Inside Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash's Pickle Cottage wedding plans before couple say 'I Do'

Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are set to tie the knot, almost two years after they got engaged.

The Loose Women presenter has been keeping fans updated on social media as she plans her upcoming nuptials to the former EastEnders actor, in a ceremony which will take place in the garden of their £1.2million home, Pickle Cottage.

Their wedding has already been delayed after they decided to change venues, and after Stacey became pregnant with daughter Rose.

The couple pushed their wedding back to ensure all of their children would be involved in the special day, writes the Mirror.

Here we take a look at everything we know so far, from the date to the dress…

When Stacey picked up the keys to Pickle Cottage
When Stacey picked up the keys to Pickle Cottage

Save The Date

Joe accidentally revealed they are set to marry on July 25 while live on TV, which didn’t go down to well with Stacey.

During a special episode of Loose Women, Eamonn Holmes asked Jo: “Can you say when it’s happening your wedding?”

To which Joe replied: “Stacey are we allowed to say? I never know.”

Stacey said: “‘You wouldn’t know the date even if you were allowed to say”.

Joe said: “The date is the last Sunday in July.”

Exasperated, Stacey said: “Oh my god, why did I bring you here? Fantastic. Good stuff.”

The Loose Women panellist and former EastEnders actor had planned to tie the knot in the back garden of Pickle Cottage, last summer but delayed it so all their children could be there.

Stacey said: “We would love… if all goes well – because Covid’s still massive and you never know what’s around the corner – but we would love to get married in July next year, we really would.

“It will be so nice to have the boys and Rose there.”


Stacey and Joe decided to change their wedding venue after moving into their £1.2million home.

After managing to get a licence, the couple will get married in the garden of Pickle Cottage.

She told Cat Deeley on ITV ’s Lorraine last year: “We had the venue and we didn’t know we were going to move here. We saw the house and thought, ‘Let’s go for it’


Stacey and Joe will get married in their pickle cottage garden
Stacey and Joe will get married in their pickle cottage garden

“Now we’re here, we’d actually like to get married in the garden. We’re trying to see if we can do that.

“We don’t know if we’ll be able to get a licence and stuff.

“The wedding planning is a bit on halt at the moment. It’s all just come at once, so many of these things have been in the planning for years… I feel so lucky, privileged and grateful and I just think you have to take any opportunity when it comes.”

Wedding dress

Last month Stacey picked her wedding dress from Belfast bridalwear shop Verona Bridalni after trying on numerous designs at Pickle Cottage.

The bride-to-be took to Instagram to upload a video of six incredible gowns hanging in her spare room as she tried them on, with her sister Jemma there to give her honest opinion.

Alongside snaps of her beaming in the mirror with her sister Jemma, the former X Factor star gushed she “never wanted to forget this feeling” after an emotional day.

Stacey was emotional after picking her wedding dress
Stacey was emotional after picking her wedding dress

“Today I Choose My Wedding Dress,” she said.

“And I never want to forget this feeling… I’ve been putting it off I think because the more I got excited about it the more silly I felt for some reason…

“I started feeling really conscious about not being, well I don’t know.”

“I decided to try my dresses on, at home with just me not making a “thing” of it. But it turns out it felt like the hugest “thing” ever,” she wrote with a sobbing emoji.

“My sister dropped the kids back from school and popped up and we both ended up emotional messes. I loved every single second of today, trying them on, imagining seeing Joe for the first time, feeling the veil on my shoulders & seeing the glitter sparkle as I moved around.”

Guest List

Stacey and Joe’s children will play a special part in the upcoming nuptials.

The couple are proud parents to Rose and Rex. Stacey has sons Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10, from previous relationships, while Joe has son Harry.

Revealing her plans, Stacey said: “We’ve got four boys and they will all just be our page boys. We didn’t want to make one the best man or give one a special role. But I would like them all to walk me down the aisle with my dad.

And even the couple’s two dogs Peanut and Teddy will have roles.

“They’re getting suits made and they’ll have bow ties. I made a wedding planning book and a whole double page is dedicated to the dogs”, Stacey added.

Stacey’s Loose Women co-stars are also expected to turn up for the big day.

Stacey's Loose Women colleagues are thought to be in attendance
Stacey’s Loose Women colleagues are thought to be in attendance

“The girls at Loose Women are my actual friends”, she said.

Bridesmaids and bouquets

It is thought Sophie Hinchliffe aka Mrs Hinch will be one of Stacey’s bridesmaids.

The pair are thick as thieves after forming a close friendship when Stacey welcomed Rex, two, and Mrs Hinch had Ronnie, also two.

Stacey’s sister Jemma is also thought to be a bridesmaid.

Mrs Hinch is thought to be a bridesmaid
Mrs Hinch is thought to be a bridesmaid

The former X Factor star previously gave a glimpse at her inspiration for bridesmaid dresses – saying she loved pale green gowns and bouquets with eucalyptus tied with brown string.

Stacey said her source of inspiration was her love of Ikea’s Fejka plants.

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Stacey told fans she “really wants a karaoke” as she showed off plans to eat in an outdoor area of the garden, underneath a thatched roof barn area.

Giving a tour she said “We might have like a dinner or something under here. And then I really want karaoke!”

Since moving into Pickle Cottage, extensive renovation has been carried out and the swimming pool has recently been given a brand new makeover.

With mosaic tiles and a whole new patio and pergola area created, Stacey told fans last week the pool was just days away from finally being filled out after months of work to make it safe.

Walking down the aisle

Stacey asked her followers recently if she should walk down the whole pergola to meet fiancé Joe.

Taking to Instagram from her garden, the presenter spoke her outdoor wedding plans and how the space will be transformed.

“This morning I had to meet with the caterers, florists & everyone in between because I almost forgot we are getting married in three months’ time. We are on the last part now, the aisle,” she wrote.

It's 3 months until Stacey's big day
It’s 3 months until Stacey’s big day

“And my sister just put a load of candles in my kitchen jars at the bottom where we are going to stand and I’m crying”.

Stacey said her “whole stomach is churning” as she looked down the pergola, contemplating the long walk she will do down the aisle.

She asked fans “Should we just get married half way down the isle? [sic] Because it’s such a long walk.

“Is it too long? I’m scared to walk that far in front of everyone. I think I’ll just end up falling over or laughing at how long it’s taking me to get down the isle [sic]. But I love the end of the arches. Help.”

The mum of four is stressing about the final details of her wedding
The mum of four is stressing about the final details of her wedding

And sharing more footage, Stacey declared: “It’s quite a long walk. It’s quite a way to go! I don’t know if I trust myself.”

But the presenter’s followers urged her to walk the whole way, telling her to make the most of the experience.

Finishing touches

Stacey revealed last month she has created some special confetti as a homage to her baby daughter Rose, whom she welcomed last year.

The presenter collected blossom from her tree for the wedding.

She told fans: “I’ve filled up a basket for Rose of the prettiest petals I can find. I’m going to dry them out and then this will be Rose’s special confetti for our wedding.”

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