Monday 26 September 2016

Footballer Jamie Vardy weds Rebekah Nicholson with pal Louis Tomlinson at his side

Lorna Cooper, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Published 30/05/2016 | 08:00

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson (right) attending the wedding of Leicester City and England player Jamie Vardy to Rebekah Nicholson. Picture: Hello!/PA Wire
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson (right) attending the wedding of Leicester City and England player Jamie Vardy to Rebekah Nicholson. Picture: Hello!/PA Wire
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson (right) attending the weeding of Leicester City and England player Jamie Vardy to Rebekah Nicholson. Picture: Hello!/PA Wire
Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Nicholson attend the 6th Annual Asian Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )
Danielle Campbell and Louis Tomlinson. Picture: Instagram

Louis Tomlinson led the host of A-listers at footballer Jamie Vardy's wedding to Rebekah Nicholson.

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The pop star attended the wedding, which took place on May 25, with his American actress girlfriend Danielle Campbell. Contrary to reports, he did not perform on the day.

Vardy, 29, and his wife, 34, tied the knot at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire.

The bride wore a Caroline Castigliano gown. The couple's 19-month-old daughter Sofia was a flower girl.

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson (right) attending the weeding of Leicester City and England player Jamie Vardy to Rebekah Nicholson. Picture: Hello!/PA Wire
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson (right) attending the weeding of Leicester City and England player Jamie Vardy to Rebekah Nicholson. Picture: Hello!/PA Wire

Vardy told Hello! that seeing his bride and daughter walk down the aisle made him emotional.

"I'd been holding it together so well until that point, but when I saw Sofia's little face as she was walking down towards me, I felt myself starting to go," he said.

"Then I saw Becky coming towards me and she just looked so incredible, I felt my composure going again.

"I knew she'd look amazing, but it was more than I could ever have pictured," he said.

Danielle Campbell and Louis Tomlinson. Picture: Instagram
Danielle Campbell and Louis Tomlinson. Picture: Instagram

Mrs Vardy spoke with warmth about her husband's qualities.

"I'm so proud of him and of what he's achieved, but most of all, I'm proud of the man he is," she said.

"He's the most brilliant father and partner and I know he is going to be the best husband I could wish for."

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Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Nicholson attend the 6th Annual Asian Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )
Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Nicholson attend the 6th Annual Asian Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )

She continued: "He's not one for grand romantic gestures, but I don't need that. He shows his love in the ways that matter, by being there for me and the kids and making me feel loved."

Wedding guests included rapper Tinchy Stryder, Leicester City fan Sergio Pizzorno of rock band Kasabian and Vardy's Leicester City team-mates, who were still celebrating their incredible Premier League win.

Tomlinson also said playing  Vardy in a biopic about the former non-league striker's rise to fame would be a "golden opportunity".

The One Direction star, who was a guest at the Leicester City and England player's wedding to Rebekah Nicholson, is set to play Vardy in a biopic.

"It's a golden opportunity," Tomlinson, 24, told Hello! magazine when asked about the planned film. "Jamie's story is incredible - he's incredible."

The singer and Doncaster Rovers fan added: "He's a lovely guy, very easy-going and such a great example for anyone who thinks they can't follow their dreams."

Leicester City, who faced relegation last season, won the Premier League title in what has been described as one of the greatest sporting stories of all time.

Tomlinson added: "For a football fan, any kind of involvement in a story like Jamie's is exciting."

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