Lavish blessing for Price and Reid
Published 03/07/2010 | 15:41
Katie Price and her cage fighter husband Alex Reid have had a lavish church blessing ceremony held under a veil of secrecy.
Guests were reportedly asked to sign confidentiality agreements and to hand in their mobile phones at the door as they attended the service to bless their low-key Las Vegas wedding.
The event at St Paul's Church, Woldingham, Surrey, was a much grander affair than the hasty shirt-and-jeans approach adopted for the original nuptials in February.
Family and guests arrived at the picturesque village church by Range Rover and a coach with the banner "Congratulations Katie and Alex" on the front.
But as they stepped into the church, they were shielded from waiting photographers with umbrellas and sheets. A replica A-Team black van, believed to be part of the wedding celebrations, was also parked outside the church.
A crowd of about 40 well-wishers had gathered outside the church hoping to get a glimpse of the bride.
Resident Elaine Benjamins, 54, said: "I think it's wonderful, why not? It's a big occasion for her, good luck to her, although I prefer the ex."
The ceremony may have taken place away from the eyes of the Press but it is set to feature in a three-part television series called Katie & Alex: For Better, For Worse, to be screened later this summer on ITV2.
Following the church blessing, the guests were taken back to Price's former marital home with Peter Andre in the village.
Scuffles broke out between photographers and bouncers as the A-Team van pulled up apparently bringing Price to the church. It is understood that guests were made to wait for up to two hours before she arrived.