It was the event of the year in the daytime TV calendar, and anyone whose anyone was in attendance at Ali Astall and Declan Donnelly’s wedding at the weekend!
After knowing each other for over a decade, Dec, 39, finally wed his beautiful bride Ali Astall, 36, who looked stunning in an elegant silk, floor length, A-line dress that was designed by Phillipa Lepley.
The wedding, which took place at St Michael’s Church in Elswick, Newcastle, was attended by many famous faces who are Ant and Dec’s friends and co-hosts from the world of TV.
From the This Morning co-hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, to Rochelle and Marvin Humes, and Strictly host Tess Daly and her hubby Vernon Kay.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds stopped outside the church together to greet waiting fans and paparazzi, and Dec couldn’t hide his glee at finally being married to his beautiful bride.
Ant was right by Dec’s side for support the whole day, and the pair wore matching Tom Baker blue suits for the wedding.
There were other big TV names who couldn’t attend Dec’s big day, such as their Britain’s Got Talent boss Simon Cowell, and legendary TV entertainer Bruce Forsyth, 87. Ant made sure to include them in the celebrations by streaming video messages from them for the happy couple during his best man’s speech. Coldplay and Robbie Williams, are also said to have sent nice messages for the newlyweds.
Rumour has it that Ant and Dec celebrated Ali and Declan Donnelly’s wedding by keeping the party going until 3am, and we wouldn’t have expected anything less from these cheeky entertainers!
A party goer told the Daily Mirror: “It was a brilliant wedding. Ant’s best man speech was very heartfelt, but hilarious at the same time.
“Prince Charles sent in a message. That came after a letter from the Pope. Dec was in shock and he got pretty choked up. It was the perfect day.”
Rochelle Humes uploaded this fun photo to her instagram account of her and hubby Marvin – once he had finished DJ’ing for the newlyweds – enjoying the personalised photo booth at the reception!
Many congratulations to Dec and his beautiful bride Ali – it looks like they had a wonderful day!