Emma Bunton has revealed she will not be attending Brooklyn Beckham’s lavish £3.5 million wedding to his fiancée Nicola Peltz on Saturday in Florida.
The Spice Girl, 46, shared a pair of beaming group snaps with the happy couple to Instagram just hours before they exchange nuptials.
In her caption, she emotionally explained that she’s unable to join the ‘beautiful souls’ while urging her former bandmember Victoria and husband David not to cry.
Shame: Emma Bunton has revealed she will not be attending Brooklyn Beckham ‘s lavish £3.5 million wedding to his fiancée Nicola Peltz on Saturday in Florida
She wrote: ‘These two beautiful souls are getting married today! I’m so sorry i couldn’t make it there to celebrate you both.
‘We Love you all very much. @victoriabeckham @davidbeckham try not to cry to much!!#happytears ❤️❤️.’
Finishing touches were being made to Brooklyn and Nicola’s extravagant £3million wedding on Saturday morning, which will be held at her billionaire father Nelson’s £76 million family estate in Palm Beach.
Exclusive new photographs taken just hours before the son of David and Victoria, and the actress, will tie the knot show huge white marquees being decked out with chic gold and white tables and seating.
Throwback: The Spice Girl, 46, shared a pair of beaming group snaps with the happy couple to Instagram just hours before they exchange nuptials
Apologetic: In her caption, she emotionally explained that she’s unable to join the ‘beautiful souls’ while urging her former bandmember Victoria and husband David not to cry
The three lavish tents overlook stunning sea views at Nicola’s father Nelson’s £76million ($103million) family estate where a star-studded group of guests – including Eva Longoria, Gordon Ramsay and Serena Williams – will soon be arriving.
Members of staff were busy setting up lighting and flooring at the edges of the tent while a bar area and comfy white seating sections were also visible.
Grey drapes were hanging from the sides of the marquee with open sections looking out onto the nearby beach so guests will be able to look at the views and take steps down to the sand, while speakers and a drums set were set up in the corner ready for dancing.
The oceanfront estate, owned by Nicola’s parents Nelson and Claudia, boasts two large properties and a sprawling driveway leading to a courtyard lined with palm trees.
Proud parents: DailyMail.com photos show David and Victoria Beckham arriving to the Peltz family compound in Palm Beach, Florida Friday
The complex also features outdoor tennis and basketball courts and a stunning pool surrounded by a large terrace with space for guests to kick back and soak up the sun.
On Friday night some of the celebrity guests were revealed as they arrived at a rehearsal dinner, including Gordon and his wife Tana and daughter Holly, Eva, Serena and Nicola’s parents.
Preparations for the £3million wedding ceremony on Saturday are well underway at the Peltz mansion, with photographs showing other finishing touches being done on Friday.
Aerial pictures showed three huge marquees erected on the beachfront, while two smaller tents were also put up elsewhere on the sprawling estate.
Man of the moment: Brooklyn was seen at the estate on Friday ahead of the wedding, looking happy and relaxed
White orchids were also seen being delivered at the estate in a golf buggy as the excitement builds for the big day on Saturday.
The day before, event trucks were seen arriving at the property and huge marquees were erected to host the ceremony and party.
Huge trucks from Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design, furniture rental firm Nüage Designs, and Meyer’s Turf & Landscape Nursery were seen drawing up to the property.
Brooklyn is understood to have signed a prenuptial agreement with his heiress bride-to-be Nicola. The £380million fortune of Brooklyn’s parents is dwarfed by the estimated £1.3billion wealth of Nicola’s financier father Nelson.
Exciting: In July 2020, Brooklyn proposed to Nicola with a £250,000 emerald and diamond ring, sharing the news online by posting: ‘I asked my soulmate to marry me, and she said yes xx’
As wedding preparations are underway, Nicola recruited Leslie Fremar – a stylist who has worked with Hollywood A-listers Demi Moore and Charlize Theron – to help choose her dress.
The pair travelled to the headquarters of Valentino in Rome and Nicola has confirmed her gown has been designed by the fashion house’s Pierpaolo Piccioli.
‘Nicola trusts Leslie implicitly and, while her dress is being made by Valentino, Leslie is the person she has turned to help with how she will accessorise and how she will have her hair and make-up,’ a source said.
From the middle of last week, trucks started to arrive in Palm Beach, and police were patrolling the vicinity of the estate.
A timeline of Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz’s romance:
- April 2017: The pair meet at Coachella music festival after being introduced by a friend. At the time Brooklyn was in a relationship with his ex girlfriend Hana Cross
- November 2019: Nicola and Brooklyn first go public with their budding relationship in November 2019 when pictures emerged of them hugging after attending a Halloween party together
- January 2020: Nicola went Instagram official with their romance, posting a bedroom selfie in a bra, with a shirtless Brooklyn in the foreground, captioned with a simple black heart
- February 2020: The next month they sat front row in coordinating outfits at the Saint Laurent show at Paris Fashion Week
- March 2020: The pair move in with each other at the Beckhams family home as the pandemic hits
- July 2020: They then got engaged in July 2020, just eight months later, with Brooklyn proposing with a $325,000 emerald and diamond ring
The marquees are of a size usually rented for trade fairs. Each could comfortably hold 1,000 people — and there are three of them on the lawn at the Peltz’s £76million estate.
The largest will apparently hold a dance floor where rapper Snoop Dogg is going to DJ.
The food is apparently being provided by Miami chef Thierry Isambert, who has previously cooked for former U.S. president Bill Clinton.
Dietary choices include the usual vegan and vegetarian options, but also stretch to allergy-specific choices and even a ‘light’ option, which comes in underneath a certain calorie-counted ceiling.
In true 21st-century fashion, Vogue magazine has photographers and videographers on hand to document every moment.
A source said: ‘It’s a nice event, not too big, it will be black tie.
‘There is heavy security and the hundreds of guests have been asked not to share pictures of the bride and groom as they have an exclusive arrangement with Vogue, who will put pictures up on their website.
Lots of the guests are bringing their own hair and make-up artists — it’s that sort of event.’
Along with a full flush of Spice Girls, there will David’s best friend Dave Gardner and Gordon and Tana Ramsay and their five children.
Victoria’s sister Louise and her daughter Libby are already in Miami, as are Victoria’s parents Tony and Jackie.
David’s parents Sandra and Ted will also be there, along with his sister Jo.
Brooklyn’s brothers Romeo and Cruz will be groomsmen, the bride’s brother Brandon will be ‘Man of Honour’ and Harper Beckham, ten, will be a bridesmaid.
The bride’s maternal grandmother Bunny will be Maid of Honour.
Nicola and Brooklyn enjoyed a whirlwind romance after first going public with their budding relationship in November 2019 when pictures emerged of them hugging before getting engaged in July 2020, just eight months later.
While their relationship officially began in 2019, they actually first met in 2017 – with Brooklyn revealing during an Instagram Q&A with followers that they were originally introduced at the Coachella music festival in California.
Outfits: Romeo Beckham’s girlfriend Mia Regan shared a snap of the couple’s rehearsal dinner outfits, as she donned a yellow dress while Romeo wore a pink suit
At the time of Coachella Brooklyn was dating Hana Cross, but he and Nicola reconnected two years later at a Halloween party.
In January 2020, Nicola went Instagram official with their romance, posting a bedroom selfie in a bra, with a shirtless Brooklyn in the foreground, captioned with a simple black heart.
The next month they sat front row in coordinating outfits at the Saint Laurent show at Paris Fashion Week.
In July that year, Brooklyn proposed with a £250,000 emerald and diamond ring, sharing the news online by posting: ‘I asked my soulmate to marry me, and she said yes xx I am the luckiest man in the world. I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day.’
In her own post, Nicola said: ‘You’ve made me the luckiest girl in the world. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life by your side.’
Family: Nicola is the daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz, 79, and model Claudia Heffner
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the pair’s relationship grew quickly and they were spotted taking walks together during quarantine after bubbling up together when lockdown first came into effect in March 2020.
Later in the summer, Brooklyn moved back home to quarantine with his parents, but his relationship with Nicola continued to go from strength to strength.
The pair then bought a plush £7.5m home in Beverly Hills, complete with a private yoga room, gym, outdoor infinity pool and even a juice bar.
The property that will host Saturday’s wedding has been owned for decades by investor and billionaire money manager Nelson Peltz and his wife, former model Claudia Heffner and is comprised of three separate lots for a total of 11.1 acres of beach-front land.
The real estate is partly occupied by buildings boasting a total 25,000 square feet and as many as 16 bathrooms.
In size, the property is second to Trump’s 17-acre Mar-a-Lago, but the astronomic price of Peltz’s place makes it much more valuable.
According to Palm Beach County property tax records, the wedding venue has been valued at over $100,000,000 – even if local realtors claims the property could sell for twice to three times as much if it were put up for sale.
Records show Nelson Peltz’s contribution to the wealth of the area through yearly property taxes for the compound is a total $2,180,540.
Peltz is said to be worth $1.7 billion, according to Forbes.
The Peltzes, however, aren’t the only rich and famous residents of Billionaires’ Row.
Love: Brooklyn and Nicola began dating just before the start of the Covid pandemic in 2020, having met two years earlier