Jess Wright has revealed the lavish details that made her wedding to fiancé William Lee-Kemp earlier this month so magical.
The 36-year-old reality TV star married the financial specialist on 9 September in a stunning ceremony in Majorca, where the bride wore a total of three wedding dresses and had 12 bridesmaids.
Speaking to HELLO! magazine, the former TOWIE star has revealed brother Mark Wright and wife Michelle Keegan ‘s special role in their big day, how the newly weds have been enjoying married life since, and how they paid tribute to loved ones who couldn’t be with them as they tied the knot.
The stunning reality TV star walked down the aisle in Basílica de Sant Francesc in Palma, wearing a breathtaking Milla Nova gown which boasted long sleeves, a low V-neck and a layered tulle skirt.
Glowing in the stunning dress, newly wed Jess posed for pictures with her brother, former TOWIE co-star Mark, and his wife Michelle after making her vows to husband William.
Former Coronation Street actress Michelle was one of the star’s 12 bridesmaids, while Heart FM radio presenter Mark acted as master of ceremonies throughout the lavish day of celebrations.
It was a fitting role for the younger brother of the bride, having been involved in setting Jess and the 34-year-old groom up.
The former TOWIE original first introduced the businessman to his sister back in 2018, convincing the future couple that they would be well matched.
Mark proved to be correct and two years later, William popped the question to Jess while skiing in France in February 2020.
“It’s crazy to think that Mark set us up,” Jess told HELLO!
“He just knew we would be so well-suited.”
Speaking to the publication, the Essex babe admitted that she had given up on finding love prior to meeting William, but brother Mark had some words of advice.
“Someone with a heart like yours will never be alone,” the 34-year-old reassured his older sibling at the time.
As well as Mark, Jess was also joined by her beloved parents Carol and Mark Wright Sr as she said ‘I do’ surrounded by her nearest and dearest.
Although joined by many of their friends and family, the bride and groom also paid tribute to loved ones no longer around and unable to join them in celebrating their union.
During their wedding day, William and Jess released balloons into the sky in honour of William’s late mother and Eddie Wright, the late uncle of Jess and Mark.
“For all those people we have lost, we want to remember them tonight,” the couple said during the evening reception.
A series of balloons were then launched into the air while opera singer Joe Terterian, who was flew in as a surprise from Dubai, sang Nessun Dorma.
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In another touching moment, Jess told HELLO! how she danced with her father, Mark Sr after slipping into her third wedding dress of the day.
The star’s final bridal ensemble was created by Australian design house Pallas Couture.
“I danced with my dad – a father-daughter dance – to a song he absolutely grew up loving, Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell,” Jess recalled to the publication.
She then went on to reveal that her dad then handed her over to her new husband for their first dance together as a married couple.
“We danced to Falling Like the Stars and then into a more uptempo song, Hungry Eyes from Dirty Dancing,” Jess revealed.
The second song had a special connection to the pair as it was the first tune the couple danced to after a date, she added when talking to the magazine.
In addition to the two other stunning dresses mentioned, Jess also wore another beautiful gown as she became Mrs Lee-Kemp.
The star’s second dress of the day was a beautiful evening gown from Vivienne Westwood, which featured a strapless neckline with a tiered skirt and a bow at the back.
Speaking of her outfit choices, and the other finer details, Jess revealed that she had a ‘vision’ for how she wanted her wedding day to look.
“I had a vision for the whole day that I wanted it to be Hollywood glamour combined with this amazing regal place, with a theme of black, white and gold,” she explained.
“I decided on everything from feathers in the table floral centrepieces to the poems on the back of the menus,” the beautiful bride added.
The hands-on bride also told the publication how she even provided each guest with a personalised poem as they were seated to enjoy a delicious meal during the wedding breakfast.
Since tying the knot earlier this month, Jess now feels a ‘sense of security’ as she enjoys life as a newly-wed with husband William.
“I feel more secure than ever as my lover and my best friend is now legally my husband,” the star gushed as she reflected on her special day since returning home to Essex.
“When i look back at the photos, I am smiling ear to ear in every one of them, and that reflected how I felt every minute of the day.”