Australian actress Holly Valance married English property tycoon Nick Candy on Saturday in a large and lavish wedding in Beverly Hills.
And tying the knot with one of the most eligible men around means the Neighbours star had the fairytale ceremony, she no doubt had been dreaming of since she was a little girl.The bride, 29, wore an extravagant white gown by J’Aton Couture which boasted a full, meringue style skirt resembling feathers and a bodice like top.She topped it off with a very exaggerated lace veil in a vintage style which also acted as a train, and carried a dramatic dark red bouquet.
Meanwhile, the wealthy property developer, 39, was looking incredibly suave in a tuxedo by Dolce and Gabbana.Around 300 members of their family and friends – including Simon Cowell – watched the couple exchange vows outdoors in the glorious California wedding.Guests were seen arriving at the location in slick black mini buses with tinted windows, and a Rolls Royce, which reportedly ferried Cowell around, were also seen on site.
Friends and family from Holly’s native Australia and Nick’s homeland of the UK flew in for the special day.Although the ceremony was an elaborate affair it is believed it is just part of the couple’s wedding weekend.It was recently reported that the duo would be stretching out their nuptials across three days.The pair reportedly hosted a rehearsal dinner in Malibu on Friday night, and they weren’t in a rush to jet off on a honeymoon as soon as they were hitched.
Instead, the couple have organised an informal ‘recovery’ barbecue for Sunday where no doubt many wedding guests will be nursing their hangovers.According to the Herald Sun, the happy husband and wife’s invitations were hand-delivered, and on them the couple affectionately referred to themselves as ‘Valandy’.Following the ceremony, Holly changed her Twitter handle to @hollycandy.Nick popped the question to his beloved in December when the pair were holidaying together in the Maldives for Christmas.The couple started dating in late 2009 after meeting at a mutual friend’s dinner party. – Dailytimes