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Why Jamie Laing didn't invite 'devastated' Spencer Matthews to London wedding

The Made in Chelsea stars got married at Chelsea Town Hall in April

Spencer Matthews and Jamie Laing wearing bow ties at The Broadcast Awards
Nichola Murphy
Nichola MurphyWeddings Editor
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Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo were pictured celebrating with their close friends and family at an intimate London civil ceremony in April, ahead of their second wedding in Spain.

However, Made in Chelsea fans were shocked to see that one of Jamie's best friends Spencer Matthews was not among the guest list. At the time, Spencer was holidaying in Portugal with his wife Vogue Williams and their children Theodore, four, Gigi, two, and Otto, one – a trip that caused many to assume he had chosen to deliberately snub Jamie on his big day.

Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo getting married in Chelsea© Getty Images
Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo got married in Chelsea in April

But it turns out Spencer, whom Jamie described as "one of my greatest friends in the whole world",  was "devastated" to find out he wasn't invited. Opening up about the real reason on Jamie and Sophie's NearlyWeds podcast, Jamie said: "I [expletive] up," adding that he wanted to make a public apology to him.

"Amongst the hectic-ness of getting people there and things like that, I thought Spen and Vogue were away.

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"Spen got upset, understandably, I get it. I then sent Vogue a message hoping to get a bit of support and then she replied, 'To be honest Jamie, it's not good.'"

Jamie Laing in a green suit and Spencer Matthews in a grey jacket at the Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Premiere in 2019
Jamie Laing opened up about why Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams weren't invited to his wedding

Vogue interjected: "He was really upset. I'd never seen him like that." Spencer confirmed that he would have loved to celebrate with Jamie, regardless of when or where his wedding took place. "To be honest, Jamie, like you're my best friend in the world. Which is why I think it hurt so much," he explained. "For your wedding, I would fly three times around the world to come to it because I care about you so much."

Jamie and Sophie got engaged in December 2021 and tied the knot at Chelsea Town Hall on Friday 14 April, and photos show the newlyweds being showered with petals as they emerged from the ceremony. 

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Sophie was a stunning bride in a £3,865 mini dress from Vivienne Westwood, complete with off-the-shoulder straps and a tulip skirt, which she teamed with a short Gigi & Olive bow veil, pointed-toe Jimmy Choo heels and a 'Wifey For Lifey' Sophia Webster clutch bag. Jamie also looked effortlessly cool in sunglasses, a blue suit and a white shirt.

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