Tess Daly is no stranger to a glamorous dress on Strictly Come Dancing, but there is one ensemble that was most special of all – her wedding dress. The 50-year-old has been married to fellow television presenter Vernon Kay since 2003, and the couple celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary together in September 2019. Take a look back at all of the details of Tess and Vernon's special day – from their venue to his dazzling white suit and the bride's designer wedding dress…
When did Tess Daly and Vernon Kay get married?
Tess and Vernon tied the knot on 12 September 2003. They started dating in 2001 when he was a host on T4, and Vernon previously told Digital Spy that they "instantly had such a blast together". The couple have since become parents to two daughters – Phoebe and Amber.
Where was Tess and Vernon's wedding?
The couple married at St Mary’s Church in Horwich, Vernon’s hometown, before hosting their reception at nearby Rivington Hall Barn. The couple travelled in style between the two venues in an old fashioned VW camper van.
Where was Tess Daly's wedding dress from?
Tess looked gorgeous on her big day in a strapless A-line wedding dress by Marina Adanou, which was embellished with crystals and sequins. The bride accessorised her look with a veil and tiara, with Jimmy Choo shoes. Vernon also couldn’t resist wearing white for the occasion, and donned a white suit by Alexandre Savile Row, which he paired with a pink shirt and patterned tie.
What celebrity guests were at Tess and Vernon's wedding?
Among the guests at Tess and Vernon’s wedding were Big Brother winner Brian Dowling and T4 presenter June Sarpong. DJ Brandon Block also provided the entertainment at the couple’s reception.
What have Tess and Vernon said about their wedding?
Vernon said he was "over the moon" at his wedding, after the couple opted to shun a high profile celebrity wedding for something a little more low-key. The couple’s marriage has come under scrutiny on a couple of occasions in recent years, and both Tess and Vernon have admitted that marriage isn’t all plain sailing, after Vernon confessed to texting glamour model Rhian Sugden in 2010 and again in 2015. "Marriage is a work in progress. Vernon and I are just people, at the end of the day," Tess told The Times in 2017.
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