Stacey Solomon shares sneak peek of her fairytale wedding at home in Essex mansion

·Lifestyle Writer, Yahoo Life UK
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Watch: Stacey Solomon shares glimpse of her garden wedding at home in Essex

Stacey Solomon has shared a small but special insight into her wedding to Joe Swash held in their Essex home on Sunday 24 July.

The Loose Women presenter, 32, and former Eastenders star, 40, married on Sunday in an intimate ceremony at Pickle Cottage, named as a tribute to her youngest son Rex, who Stacey affectionately calls Pickle.

The newlyweds transformed their already beautiful and spacious garden into an al fresco venue for the big day, including a large marquee.

"The calm before our forever," Stacey wrote on Instagram.

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Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the ITV Palooza 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on November 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
King and Queen of the jungle Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon met on the set of I'm a Celebrity in 2010. (Getty Images)

Sharing a before and after clip of an outdoor barn-like roof structure on Monday evening, Stacey captured the long wooden tables and white chairs lined up underneath, adorned in white flowers and green shrubbery, matching the rest of the garden.

Warm fairy lights hung above, with decorated chandeliers, illuminating where guests would have enjoyed dinner in nightfall.

The video also captured their wedding aisle and where the ceremony would have taken place, the garden walkway, all shrouded in green ivy and white flowers, with matching white chairs appropriately positioned.

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Fellow Loose Women star Denise Welch commented, "So beautiful Stacey. Congratulations to you and Joe" while Louie Spence wrote, "Stunning" and Ashley Roberts, "Congrats Stace!!!"

Fans were also in awe of the the fairytale-like setting. "This is so beautiful! Doesn’t look like Uk! It could be a little house on the prairie … so so stunning and dreams can come true!"

Another said what we're all thinking with, "Anyone else here in the comments desperate to see the wedding pics".

An endless amount of fans expressed that the clip had given them 'goosebumps'.

Stacey also gave her five million+ followers an insight in to her wedding hair, revealing a few days ago that she'd dyed it back to blonde from red, explaining her special reason why.

Sharing a picture of her golden hair, she wrote, "Wedding Hair Done. It feels so so lovely to be blonde again. For some reason I just wanted to be back to me and my (not so natural but natural) for our special day.

"As much as I love changing to fun bright colours I didn't want anything crazy for the wedding and just want to feel as me as possible. I love it so much. It was a process but it was sooo WORTH IT. Happy Friyay everyone. Not long to go."

Vicky Pattison commented, 'Wow', Stacey Dooley left a heart, Nadia Sawalha wrote "Beautiful", Georgia Kousoulou said "Omg I LOVE IT" and celeb hair stylist James Johnson said, "I'm obsessed, I'm in love, it's everything".

Her close friend Sophie Hinchcliffe, known as Mrs Hinch wrote, "Absolutely gorgeous girlie."

Stacey also previously explained where part of her inspiration for the decor of her home came from.

Sharing another before and after clip, she shared her "Pergola Wedding glow up", with an outdoor beamed seating area painted white and decorated with flowers.

"When I went on my hen do to Greece I fell in love with the bougainvillea and all of the white walls and beautiful surroundings," she said.

"We want to have a family breakfast after the wedding under the pergola so, we decided to paint the pergola white and @emlouflowers found the most perfect pink flowers and we spent yesterday making our Greek wedding breakfast set up come true.

"Happy Thursday Everyone. Hope you’ve had a lovely Thursday. Lots of love. Can’t Wait For This Breakfast."

Over the weekend, Stacey explained that she and Joe would be legally registering their marriage after the home wedding.

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Joe Swash attends the VIP Party with Stacey Solomon as she celebrates the launch of her new collection with Primark on October 10, 2018 in London, England. The collection launches on Thursday 11th October.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Primark)
Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon got engaged in December 2020. (Getty Images for Primark)

She enjoyed her hen do in early July, which involved being made to "travel across the Mediterranean Sea dressed as a giant green pickle".

Stacey met Joe when she was crowned Queen of the jungle in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2010. As Joe had been crowned in 2008, he was hosting the spin-off show, Extra Camp.

They got engaged on Christmas Eve in 2020 during a family woodland walk.

The pair share Rose, nine months, Rex, three, while Stacey also shares Leighton, 10, with ex-partner Aaron Barham, and eldest Zachery, 14, with Dean Cox. Joe also has Harry, 15, who she shares with ex-fiancée Emma Sophocleous.

Stacey regularly posts updates of her family life to Instagram, loved by her millions of fans.

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