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IN People ON 09 Nov, 2015
The famous model cum T.V. presenter cum philanthropist married her carpenter fiance and put her past pain behind her. The vows were exchanged last Friday in a traditional ceremony by the pair. The first picture of the wonderful day came when the pair posed for a click after completing all formalities.
The delighted Katie said that her joy was second only to the birth of her daughter. So, Katie Piper is officially married now after pledging for life-long commitment with her partner in a beautiful ceremony last Friday.
She was exclaimed saying that it was 'one of the best days' of her life. The picture shows, Katie, 32, looking happy in the candid shot as her husband plants sweet kiss on her forehead after exchanging the vows. She also said that she was extremely happy to have share the important day with her close friends and family. For the just married couple, the backdrop of an English garden was just perfect!
The bride looked stunning in the gorgeous white lace Kolchagov Barba wedding dress with a semi-sheer insert and a modest train. With a trailing two-tier veil pinned to the back of her head, she opted for a traditional theme. Richard went for a grey suit with a tail jacket. The front of his attire was hidden in the picture as he is facing his new wife in it. Katie deserved this lovely fairytale ending that she'd long hoped for.
One day after tying the knot, a simple tweet was posted by the star sharing her happiness with the world.
Katie looked pretty in pink at the Music Industry Awards.
Music Industry Trust Awards was attended by the duo, 4 days before their wedding at The Grosvenor Hotel in London on Monday night.
In December last year, Katie had announced her engagement to Richard who works as a carpenter. She was quoted saying on twitter, "So excited to tell you all.......... I became someone's fiance last night! I'm engaged to be married!"
Richard proposed Katie by gifting her this magnificent ring. Katie during an appearance on This Morning earlier this year shared about the wonderful moment when Richard proposed her. She said, "It was quite a surprise actually, we got engaged a couple of weeks before Christmas so it was a really nice end to a year in my life I never thought I would be lucky enough to experience so yes, I feel really privileged and lucky."
With a fun-filled hen do, Katie celebrated her last night of freedom in September!
They met because of a common friend Juliet who gave Richard Katie's number. Katie shared about their early dating days by saying, "James was chatty, witty and looked me squarely in the eye. He never once mentioned my burns, and because he didn't, I didn't either. He didn't even stare at them, so I didn't feel self-conscious. He had me relaxed and buzzing with confidence." Richard and Katie have a one-year old daughter Belle Elizabeth.
Katie discusses about her surgery and her recovery.
Katie suffered a lot because of the acid attack by Stefan Sylvestre, who was told to do so by her convicted ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch, following a falling out in March 2008. CCTV footage of the incident was recorded and life sentences were handed to Sylvestre and Lynch for 12 years and 16 years minimum, respectively. She is on-going recovery having undergone 40 separate operations. Body confidence is advocated by her. The efforts of the foundation set-up by her alongwith the surgeon Dr. Mohammad Ali Jawad who treated her, is focused on raising awareness of the plight of victims of disfigurement injuries and burns.