Walking up the aisle is a huge moment on any bride’s wedding day, and it was no different for Lady Amelia Spencer.
The model married Greg Mallett on 21 March at Quoin Rock Manor House in South Africa’s Western Cape in front of 122 of their closest friends and family.
Telling HELLO! about her decision to be accompanied by her younger brother Samuel Aitken, Amelia said: "He’s the other love of my life, so it made so much sense that it was Samuel who walked me down the aisle. He was born when I was 11 and we have a very, very special relationship."
"He even said in his speech at the wedding that up until the age of seven, he believed I was his ‘other mum’," she added with a laugh.
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Lady Amelia Spencer parties in second wedding mini dress with husband Greg Mallett
Amelia’s father Charles – the younger brother of Diana, Princess of Wales – was unable to attend the wedding, however, Amelia was proud to be walked up the aisle by her sibling.
"Samuel is so special to Greg and I, so it just made sense," she said.
Lady Amelia also shares a close bond with her twin sister Lady Eliza, who served as the maid of honour, and her older sister Lady Kitty, who was a bridesmaid, along with Greg’s sister Fiona Mallett, and Amelia’s girlfriends: Leila Gordon, Lexi Ryman, Jacinta Spencer, Alexia Tomazos and Zora Van Ginkel.
Opening up about the special way she asked them to be her bridesmaids, with the help of beautiful bespoke jewellery by SALOME, Amelia told HELLO!: "I put together these little pink boxes with their names engraved on, I got a little pearl bracelet made for them and inside the box, it said: 'Will you be my bridesmaid?'."
All the exclusive wedding photos are in HELLO! magazine this week.
DETAILS: Lady Amelia Spencer reveals poignant moment on fairytale wedding day
Photos: Ayeh.k Photography and Mischa Durrant Photography/ @Ayeh.kphotography @Mischadurrantphotography on Instagram.
Video: Vision on Fire. @visiononfire on Instagram
Makeup: Renee De Wit Hair: Mary Gouveia
Wedding planner: Anne Mann Celebrates
Venue: Quoin Rock Manor House
Flowers and Bouquet: Fleur le Cordeur
Bride's dress, groom's suit and bridesmaids’ dresses: Atelier Versace
Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bride's After-party dress: Pronovias
Lady Kitty Spencer's dress: Dolce & Gabbana
Groomsmen suits- Fabiani Décor: Altijd by Jana Gouws
Catering: Chef Ollie Swart and his team at Annalize Catering
Cake: Sweet Lion Heart Bar at afterparty: Salute Bar Services
Marquee: Elite Marquees
Wedding Rings and Amelia’s earrings: Charles Greig
Music: Starlight Agency - Nathan Ambach, Musicselecta, DJ JO, Play String Quartet, Jason Ward the Percussionist, Goodluck, and Asili Vocal Ensemble
Lighting: Unfazed Productions
Staff: ASAP staffing
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