Jodie Kidd marries fiancé David Blakeley in romantic country wedding
Jodie Kidd has tied the knot with her ex-army fiancé David Blakeley.
The couple, who announced their engagement in last April, married in front of close friends and family in the Holy Trinity Church in Plaistow, West Sussex.
Jodie, 35, was seen arriving at the Saturday nuptials looking naturally as stunning as ever. The bride had her blonde locks styled into ringlets and pinned back with white flowers, as she kept her make-up minimal.
David Blakeley and Jodie Kidd married at the bride’s local church
Her groom David, 36, opted for a grey suit and was pictured chatting to guests, including Jo Wood, outside the venue.
Jo had travelled to the ceremony with her daughter Leah and took to Twitter to post a photo from the back of their Jaguar car, captioning it, “On the way to Jodie Kidds wedding .. Good luck Jodie ..”.
Back in April, Jodie spoke about her secret engagement, which took place on an idyllic trip to India after her and David’s whirlwind romance.
David proposed on the shores of Lake Pichola in magical Udaipur, Rajasthan and was overjoyed when his model girlfriend instantly said ‘yes’.
They immediately told both their families, including Jodie’s parents, her brother Jack and sister Jemma – who is pregnant with her third child and looked radiant at the wedding in a black-and-white floral dress.
The newlyweds decided to wait four months to share their engagement news publicly because they “just wanted to enjoy the moment,” explained Jodie, whose antique Indian rose-cut cushion diamond ring was designed by her jeweller friend Theo Fennell.
Jodie Kidd and her three-year-old son Indio
“We are totally chuffed and on cloud nine,” the blonde beauty said at the time.
“I’ve never felt like this before,” added David, whose 2012 book Pathfinder: A Special Forces Mission Behind Enemy Lines, was a bestseller. “I knew it was different from the moment I met Jodie.”
The TV presenter has a three-year-old son Indio from her previous relationship to Argentine polo player Andrea Vianinic.