Tweedy, Ashley Cole's UK Wedding
July 2006 -- On
July 15, 2006, the sound of horses hooves heralded the arrival
of Cheryl Tweedy as a white carriage bearing the Girls Aloud
member made its way to the Holy Trinity Church on the 2,500-acre
Wrotham Park estate. Inside the house of worship, seven bridesmaids
in vivid pink silk dresses strolled down the aisle ahead of
the singer, who made a dramatic entrance in a Roberto Cavalli
cream silk and lace creation. The facets of the gown's Swarovski
crystals accents sparkled with a brilliance to rival that of
the bride's $87,000 square-cut diamond engagement ring as the
bride walked toward soccer star Ashley Cole, who stood at the
altar in a silver suit offset with a white tie.
During the half
hour ceremony, the joyful refrains of "Oh Happy Day,"
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Amazed"
echoed in the early 19th century chapel, which was adorned with
arrangements created by Simon J. Lycett, the floral designer
responsible for the botanical beauty seen in the Hugh Grant
comedy "Four Weddings and A Funeral."
At six P.M., 150
guests, including the bride's band mates Nadine Coyle, Sarah
Harding, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts, gathered beneath
a marquee erected on the lawn by the Wrotham Park mansion, (which
movie buffs will recognize from the Academy Award-nominated
Park"). They sampled slices of a wedding cake concocted
by Little Venice Cake Company (the creator of Pierce
Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith's reception confection) during
post-nuptial festivities catered by Rhubarb Food Design, who
prepared the feast served at the wedding of Prince
Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones.