When Strictly Come Dancing sweetheart Holly Valance wed property magnate Nick Candy in LA at the weekend, she gave new meaning to the term fairytale wedding. The happy couple footed a bill which is said to have cost £3 million by the time the last champagne cork was popped. The bulk of the tab was due to the presence of singer Katy Perry, who was reportedly paid £1.2 million to serenade guests such as Nancy Dell'Olio, Simon Cowell and artist Tracy Emin under the dusky Californian skies.
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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and their mother Sarah, Duchess of York, gave the proceedings a regal touch. While the champagne flowed, and the finest canapés tickled A-list palates, the couple said their "I do's" on a raised platform shaded by trees. Holly was a vision in her cascading £35,000 J'Aton dress complete with an extravagant train, and shed tears of joy as she made things official with 39-year-old Nick – who has an estimated fortune of £155 million.
The emotion of marrying her beau was preceeded by four days of celebrations, the highlight of which was a private screening and welcome party for Holly at Paramount Studios. Her nearest and dearest – including mum Rachel and best friend Stephanie McIntosh – had secretly recorded a version of Prince's classic hit The Most Beautiful Girl In The World. The bride's tears flowed when she was presented with the homage.