Wednesday 21 February 2018

Double joy as pregnant Lily weds

Lily Allen and her new husband Sam Cooper leave St James The Great Church in Cranham
Lily Allen and her new husband Sam Cooper leave St James The Great Church in Cranham

Pop star Lily Allen is pregnant, it was revealed on her wedding day.

The Smile singer married Sam Cooper in an intimate country wedding, joined by fewer than 100 close family members and friends.

A visible bump seen under the singer's empire-line dress - and her glowing appearance - led onlookers to speculate that the 26-year-old may be expecting a baby.

The news was later confirmed by her wedding dress designer, Delphine Manivet, following online reports that Lily's new husband had broken the news to guests at the wedding breakfast.

Mme Manivet, who is based in Paris, said: "It's beautiful that she is pregnant, and I am very happy for her. She is very happy about that - it is something wonderful."

Speaking of the vintage-inspired dress, which consisted of an underdress covered by a second, lace dress, she added: "You can see of course the little stomach - it looked very cute with the dress. For me, and for her too, when you're pregnant you want to show that, but also be respectful, so the dress was perfect for her for that moment."

Lily looked radiant as she was escorted into St James the Great Church in Cranham, near Stroud in Gloucestershire, for the traditional wedding service.

The singer, who carried a bouquet of cream roses with peach and baby blue blossoms, smiled at people who had gathered outside the church to catch a glimpse of her before the ceremony.

T4 presenter Miquita Oliver, a childhood friend of the star, was one of the bridesmaids. Allen's younger bridesmaids wore white dresses, while the older ones were in peach. Guests at the wedding included comedians Harry Enfield and Angus Deayton.

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