Tomorrow they’ll present the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie to the world on This Morning, but eight years ago it was Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes who were the stars of the show.
After 13 years together, the couple finally made it official in a lavish ceremony at the grand 19th century Hamptshire hotel, The Elvetham, on June 26, 2010.
Despite not wanting to wear anything ‘too weddingy’, Ruth dazzled in a cream gown by Italian designer Angelina Colarusso, which featured busts of Swarovski crystals.
"When I first met Angelina I told her I wanted a soft, dove-grey dress with long sleeves… As you can see I was seduced by her genius design and it brought out the bride in me. I never thought I’d hear myself say this but I really do feel like a princess in Angelina’s dress!" she told Hello! magazine.
And Eamonn was so moved when he saw her walking down the aisle that he had to bite his lip to stop himself bursting into tears.
"I looked over at Eamonn and I could see in his eyes that he was close to tears. That made me emotional and I actually let out a little involuntary sob. I kissed Eamonn, but he couldn’t speak, he was so moved," Ruth said.
With her Alzheimer’s stricken dad Dennis unable to attend, she was instead walked down the aisle by family friend, ‘Uncle Arthur Mills to Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major.
They were joined by a raft of showbiz friends including Philip Scholfield, Holly Willoughby, Christine Lampard, Footballers Wives star Zoe Lucker, Gloria Hunniford, Jeremy Kyle and Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson.
Their son Jack, then just eight, served as page boy, while Eamonn’s son Niall from his previous marriage to Gabrielle was an usher.
His daughter Rebecca joined Ruth’s sister Julia, her two best friend and mum Joan as a bridesmaid.
And Eamonn – who has hosted This Morning with Ruth since 2006 – admitted he had never loved her more than on that day.
"Ruth was the missing jigsaw piece in my life. I was meant to be married – I never saw any joy in the bachelor lifestyle and when I met Ruth, not only did I fall deeply in love with her, but she had so many attributes that I admire. She’s a wonderful mummy to Jack, a fantastic partner both personally and professionally, and now, I’m proud to say, she’s my beautiful wife," he gushed.
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