Strictly Come Dancing skilled Amy Dowden has spoken about marrying her partner Ben Jones in a star-studded ceremony in South Wales, as the primary photos have been launched from the ceremony.
Caerphilly-born Amy, 31, joined the BBC dance competitors present in 2017, and had 4 of her previous superstar companions in attendance for the large day, in addition to loads of different Strictly household.
Talking about marrying fellow skilled dancer Ben, she advised Hello! magazine: ‘It was a day I’d dreamt of since I used to be just a little girl and, effectively, it was much more than that.’
Ben added: ‘Amy seemed lovely… and having a member of McFly singing at our marriage ceremony was clearly a spotlight.’
The event featured a efficiency by Amy’s former Strictly dance accomplice and member of boyband McFly, Tom Fletcher.
Explaining the thought course of behind 36-year-old Tom performing basic McFly hit All About You through the ceremony, she shared: ‘I initially requested Tom to sing as I walked up the aisle, however he advised me he all the time cries at weddings, so I needed to let him benefit from the ceremony.’
She added: ‘I talked a lot marriage ceremony discuss with him final 12 months, so it’s good that he’s a part of this particular second.’
Additionally in attendance have been an array of Strictly stars together with fellow skilled Dianne Buswell, who served as bridesmaid.
Former Strictly dancers Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec, 2021 contestant Sara Davies, Strictly skilled Katya Jones, and decide Craig Revel Horwood joined Amy’s other past celebrity partners on the star-studded visitor checklist: JJ Chalmers, Colin Jackson and Brian Conley.
Couple Amy and Ben grew to become engaged on New 12 months’s Eve in 2017 after he proposed whereas the pair have been performing the rumba to a crowd throughout an occasion on the dance academy they run collectively.
Thet have been then compelled to postpone their marriage ceremony twice attributable to Covid, having initially deliberate on getting married in summer season 2020.
Regardless of recurrently performing in entrance of enormous audiences, Amy revealed she was significantly ‘nervous’ about strolling down the aisle, however on the day she ‘felt like a Disney princess’.
A gushing Ben added: ‘Amy all the time appears beautiful so it was no completely different to regular.’
The couple felt no strain when it got here to performing their first dance although, with Ben saying it ‘felt simple’ and Amy stating that it ‘would turn into work’.
‘Think about a chef cooking on her marriage ceremony day!’ she exclaimed.
She additionally confirmed that though she will formally turn into Mrs Dowden-Jones, she plans to maintain Dowden as her stage identify on Strictly.
The complete interview with Amy Dowden is obtainable on this week’s Hey! journal, on newsstands now.
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