Olympian Rebecca Adlington has married Andy Parsons in a romantic ceremony which was attended by an array of other Olympic stars.
The swimmer, 32, and her facilities manager other half tied the knot last Saturday, August 28, in a lavish do at Cheshire’s Scarlet Hall.
But the pair held back on publicly announcing their amazing news until a week later.
The newlyweds, who have five-month-old son Albie, shared a selection of sweet snaps with Hello! Magazine.
Speaking to the publication, Rebecca said: “The sun shone, the people we love were there and it was just the best day.”
She described how she was walked down the aisle on the arm of her father Steve while she was also accompanied by her six-year-old daughter Summer, who she has from her first marriage to Harry Needs.
The little girl was both flower girl and ring-bearer.
The couple also revealed Andy became emotional following a piece of music that was played when the bride entered the ceremony.
Tom Odell’s Grow Old With Me made Andy tearful and the Olympic gold medallist said: “We chose all the other music together, but I wanted one little thing that was a surprise for him.
“He kept trying to get it out of me, but I wouldn’t break.”
And Andy confessed that he felt his composure go the second he heard the song being played.
He said: “Then I saw Summer coming down the aisle with Jo and then Albie being carried by Tom and that really got me. So when Becky started walking towards me with her dad, I just lost it.”
The couple tied the knot and then enjoyed a party with around 80 guests, including former competitive swimmers Steve Parry, Caitlin McClatchley and Fran Halsall, and Fran’s husband, former England rugby league player Jon Wilkin.
She explained how she planned the wedding in four months after stumbling across their dream venue unexpectedly while looking for summer holidays.
Rebecca and Andy first met almost two years after the breakdown of Rebecca’s first marriage. They began talking after matching on the dating app Bumble three-and-a-half years ago.
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