Many congratulations, gasps of amazement and surely a few salty tears flowed over the weekend as the scrumptious supermodel Lara Stone married her comedy beau, David Walliams at a sober ceremony in Claridges, followed by a reception at the Mayfair hotel and after-party at trendy Shoreditch House.
There to toast the happy couple were Tom Ford, Mario Testino, Anouck Lepere and Lily Donaldson from the world of fash while pals of the groom, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand all spruced themselves up for the occasion.
Since Lara is teetotal after spending time in rehab last year for alcholism, the wedding was dry and the bride and groom were toasted with popcorn. Other guests included Sam Taylor Wood and her fiance Aaron Johnson, Vernon Kay and Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton. On the menu were lobster, sea bass and of course cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery (well, it was a fashion party) and the couple arrived in gorgeously quaint Jeeves and Wooster vintage cars. The day before, they had both biked off on chauffeur driven motorbikes (in team strip) to watch the Chelsea match. Aaw!
Lara’s Dad Michael Stone said that he and his wife Catherina, nicknamed Toos, were 'absolutely overjoyed'.
And that 'Lara looked beautiful and it was a wonderful day. I'm very proud. There were so many lovely moments and I can tell you that both Lara and David are over the moon.’
Walliams and his bride announced their engagement in January after a whirlwind romance. The star proposed with a £100,000 vintage Tiffany ring in Los Angeles. Whenever they are papped and snapped out and about together they are always either snogging their heads off or looking dreamily into each others eyes. By all accounts they are a super sweet couple, despite the differences between them on paper.
Our favourite story from the nuptials? (apart from the fact we have decided we DEFINITELY want to get married at Claridges, WITH £10 000 worth of white flowers, bien sur,) has to be the image of Matt Lucas wheeling in the wedding cake dressed as Marjorie Dawes, one of the best-known characters from BBC comedy 'Little Britain'. Fat fighters, a huge cake and a room full of supermodels? Even we wouldn’t be capable of making that up!