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Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Wedding details of Cumbria's Helen Skelton revealed

Details of TV golden girl Helen Skelton’s winter wedding have been revealed.

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Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton and husband Richie Myler at St Michael’s Church, Kirkby Thore

From her father Richard’s emotional speech, to new husband Richie Myler’s tender words, the full scale of the former Blue Peter presenter’s Kirkby Thore wedding is covered in this week’s Hello! magazine.

While the celebrity guests added a touch of glamour to both the small Cumbrian ceremony in St Michael’s Church, and at the larger evening party at nearby Morland Hall, it was a day which proved “our Helen’s” roots are still firmly in her home town.

The church itself is dear to Helen, as her grandfather was once churchwarden there and her grandmother was an organist.

Candles, white roses and peonies decorated the inside of the 12th century church for the wedding last month, while the Christmas tree in the corner added its own magic.

In acknowledgement of the festive season, the congregation performed rousing renditions of Jingle Bells and O Come All Ye Faithful.

Helen’s friend Laura Wright – who is also a chart-topping soprano – sung while the couple signed the register, before the newly-weds left the church to the sounds of Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.

Crowds gathered outside the gates to the church, where village children had bound the gates in keeping with tradition – untying them only after the father of the bride had thrown coins to the youngsters.

Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding provided a down-to-earth wedding breakfast, before the toasts prompted tears and laughter.

Hello! magazine reports that a collective sigh echoed through the hall, when rugby star Richie told his new bride: “My beautiful brown-eyed Helen, there aren’t many words that say how amazing you are.

“You make my life great and I wouldn’t be the person I am without you.”

The couple then took to the dance floor to the sounds of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, once again performed by Laura.

For the full story and photographs, see this week’s issue of Hello!.

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