Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev ditched tradition for secret Las Vegas wedding - details

Look back at their big day on their second anniversary

Bridie Wilkins

Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev met when they partnered up in the 2013 series of Strictly, and five years later the couple got married.

The 28 June 2019 saw them secretly tie the knot in Las Vegas, and now they are celebrating two years as a Mr and Mrs.

The couple ditched the wedding rule book and went for an unconventional day, and here are all of the details…

SEE: Inside Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev's gorgeous living room

1. When did Rachel Riley get married?

Countdown star Rachel married Pasha Kovalev on 28 June 2019. Rachel shared the news with a photo of the couple in front of a carousel decorated with flowers and the caption, "Introducing the new Mr and Mrs Kovalev… We both said yes!"


Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev married in Las Vegas

2. Where was Rachel Riley's wedding?

Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev married in secret in Las Vegas. If reports are true, neither Rachel nor Pasha's family or friends had any idea they were going there to get married. They went on to enjoy a honeymoon in Spain, including trips to Barcelona and Bilbao.

3. Where did Rachel Riley get her wedding dress from?

As well as shunning tradition and marrying without family and friends present, Rachel also opted for a non-conformist wedding dress. It was a short cream and pink patterned style that flattered her then baby bump, with a V-neck and a flared skirt.

MORE: Inside Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev's family album


Rachel shared an unseen photo of the couple on their wedding day in October 2019

4. What did Pasha Kovalev wear to his wedding with Rachel Riley?

Pasha, meanwhile, opted for a blue blazer, a white shirt and cream trousers.

5. What has Rachel Riley said about her wedding?

After divorcing from her first husband Jamie Gilbert in November 2013, one year after marriage, Rachel opened up about her relationship with Pasha and told the Radio Times: "I am in love now. I don't feel I have to get married. I don’t think I need that pressure anymore. I don’t worry about getting married or whether he is taking a long time in the morning or whether he has done the dishes. That does not really bother me in the long term. I feel settled."

Since, she shared a photo of herself and Pasha having used FaceApp to make them appear older, and joked, "4 weeks of married life already and it's definitely taken its toll! Anyone else think that old Pash looks a bit like Jeff Stelling?!"


Rachel posted a photo of herself and Pasha after using FaceApp to appear aged

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