Abi Titmuss has shared exclusive photographs of her wedding to musician Ari Welkom with Hello! magazine. The British-born actress married her fiancé of nearly a year – and father of her unborn baby – in a romantic ceremony at the Inn of the Seventh Ray in Malibu, California on May 7. Wearing an ivory lace wedding dress, topped with a full-length ivory veil and a floral crown of scented cream flowers Abi – who moved to Los Angeles three years ago - was walked down the aisle by her father Peter.
Abi Titmuss and her husband Ari Welkom
“I had butterflies and they were still fluttering as I walked down the steps towards Ari,” Abi tells Hello! “I was excited, too, and couldn’t wait to be next to him.” Ari adds: “When I turned to look at her, I thought I was looking at an angel. She was more beautiful than I’d ever imagined she would be and, when she stopped in front of me, it was the happiest moment of my life.”
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In the interview, Abi – who is 21 weeks pregnant with her and Ari’s first child - said she was conscious of her burgeoning baby bump throughout the day. “I was aware throughout our wedding day that there were three, not two, of us experiencing it together,” she said. “The baby is able to hear now and it was lovely to think that he or she could have been listening to us making our vows. When the harpist started to play, I could feel him or her moving around.”
And the couple also paid tribute to the many family members and guests who flew to Los Angeles to attend the ceremony. “To share our wedding day with all the people we love the most was amazing,” says Ari. “The bonding that took place between our families was special, too. And now that Abi and I are married, we really do feel different. Our lives are all about building a future and starting a family together with our baby.”
To read more of the interview with Abi, and to find out more details of the big day, pick up the latest issue of Hello! magazine.