Peckforton-Castle

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Not having a party: Jamie Vardy's family snub wedding as 1D Louis serenades ace and new bride Rebekah
Sam Bailey, Serge Pizzorno and Premier League pals among guests at star-studded bash

ONE Direction’s Louis Tomlinson sung at Jamie Vardy’s wedding yesterday —   while the big day was shunned by the England striker’s family.

Louis, 24, is tipped to play Vardy in a Hollywood biopic and flew from the US   specially with girlfriend Danielle Campbell.

A source said: “Louis and Jamie are an unlikely pairing but the talk of the   film role pushed them together. Louis messaged Jamie saying he’d get up and do a number with him and his pals.”

The source said Jamie, 29, and bride Rebekah Nicholson, 34, were “chuffed”.

But mum Lisa and her husband Phil, who has raised Vardy since he was a baby,   were not invited and have not spoken to their son for more than a year in an   apparent row over the bride..

Lisa looked sullen as she climbed into her car and drove to work from her   Sheffield home yesterday morning.

Other family members not there for his big day include his grandparents - also   shunned over the family rift - and his first daughter Ella, 5, who was   barred from attending by Vardy’s ex Emma Daggett.

Ella had been asked to be a bridesmaid, but Emma refused.

The source said the couple wanted her to play a part alongside their daughter   Sofia and Rebekah’s two children from a previous relationship. They added:   “They were heartbroken.”.

The Daily   Mail quoted Lisa as saying recently: “I’ll never say anything about   my son, good or bad. I’m not bothered.

"I get up, go to work and look after my family. I’ll not go to the fancy   wedding.”

Other music stars at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire included rapper Tinchy   Stryder, Westlife singer Shane Filan, 2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey and   Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno.

Jamie’s Premier League-winning Leicester City clubmates Wes Morgan, Danny   Simpson, Marcin Wasilewski and Danny Drinkwater were also there.

But midfielder Drinkwater had to return to a Manchester hotel by 4pm to   prepare for the Three Lions game against Australia tomorrow.

Other stars at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire included rapper Tinchy Stryder,   Westlife singer Shane Filan, 2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey and Kasabian’s   Serge Pizzorno.

Jamie’s Premier League-winning Leicester City clubmates Wes Morgan, Danny   Simpson, Marcin Wasilewski and Danny Drinkwater were also there.

But midfielder Drinkwater had to return to a Manchester hotel by 4pm to   prepare for the Three Lions game against Australia tomorrow.

Vardy’s former teammate David Nugent will be rehearsing his speech as best man   and a host of other footballers all got invites.

Ireland international Conor Sammon was also snapped arriving.

Preparations for the big day, at the luxurious Peckforton Castle in Cheshire,   did not go without a hitch.

Vardy fell out with mum Lisa, stepdad Phil, and his grandparents Gerald and   Mavis, after they allegedly admitted not liking his chosen fiancee.

Yesterday, Becky emerged from the family home carrying cheeky luggage with   ‘Mrs Vardy’ written on the side.

She kissed Sofia goodbye as she set off with friends to get ready for the   wedding.

The couple met in January 2014 when Rebekah was hired to organise his birthday   party.

Becky, 34, a former nightclub promotions girl - brought along her two children   from a previous relationship, and many family members.

It’s been an exceptional year for the 29 year old Premier League ace, who   spearheaded Leicester City’s fairytale title win and scored 24-goals along   the way.

He also broke a Premier League record by scoring in eleven consecutive   matches.

Vardy has been given leave from the England team’s preparations for the Euro 2016 championships to carry out his nuptials.

The couple’s full honeymoon will be on hold until after the tournament, friends have said.

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Wedding Planning Whirlwind

08/06/15 - The Venue
“Where are we heading this time?” Merlin asks, glancing at Roxy in the passenger seat.

“Peckforton Castle.” Roxy tells him. “Take a left up here.”

“Oh Merlin it’s gorgeous…” Roxy whispers, gazing up at the vaulted ceiling. “And we could have the reception here too.” She looks hopefully at her fiancé.

“And there’s plenty of suites available elsewhere in the castle if you have family members that need somewhere to stay before the big day.” The wedding co-ordinator adds helpfully.

“Looks like we’re getting married in a castle then, Princess.” Merlin smiles, kissing Roxy’s hair. 

 09/06//15 - The Dress
“Thank you for coming with me, Eggsy.” Roxy smiles, squeezing his hand as they walk into the bridal shop.

“No worries Rox, what’re best friends for?” He smiles. “Even though you won’t make me maid of honour.”

“Eggsy, we’ve been over this…”

Eggsy’s already on his second glass of complimentary champagne when Roxy comes out of the changing room in the first dress.

“Fuckin hell, Rox.” Eggsy wolf whistles, and Roxy smirks. She gets up on the podium and stares at her reflection in the mirror.

“…I love it.” She nods, grinning at the shop assistant. “But I’m going to try on at least three more before I decide.”

The shop assistant laughs, and Eggsy only stops complaining when his champagne glass gets refilled

10/06/15 - The Bridesmaids
“Yellow?”

“Oh god no. Red?”

“Horrendous. Blue?”

Roxy tilts her head, examining the swatch of fabric Liz holds out to her. “Blue.” She agrees.

It only takes them four hours to decide on a design for the bridesmaid dresses.

“Pickle, my darling little sister, I love you, but if you make me stare at the same pair of shoes for another hour I’m going to disown you.”

“Fine,” Roxy sighs. “We’ll take the nude ones.”

11/06/15 - The Cake
“And this is a triple chocolate sponge with coffee icing.”

Roxy hums as she tastes the cake. “I think I prefer the vanilla icing, definitely. I’m not sure about the sponge though. Merlin, love, what do you think?”

“I’m going to be honest Rox, I lost track somewhere around ‘vanilla sponge with pistachio icing’.”

“Merlin, that was the second cake we tried.”

“I know, Rox, I know.” Merlin hangs his head in shame. “I really liked that vanilla sponge though.”

“Really? I was thinking almond actually.” Roxy hums thoughtfully, holding a fork-full of almond sponge out to him.

Merlin looks thoughtful while he chews on the cake. “Both. I like both.”

“We’ll take a tier of each. And… Elderflower for the top tier.” Roxy rolls her eyes. “Now, onto my bouquet. Come on Merlin.”

Merlin tries to hold back his groan.

12/06/15 - The Groom
“Merlin, I have plenty of suits that are appropriate for attending a wedding.” Harry raises his eyebrow.

“Harry, it is my intention to have only one wedding in my life, and that wedding will be perfect. You and I will have matching suits,” He pauses for a few seconds, then grins at his best man. “Roxy’s orders.”

“I wish I’d known that all it took to get you to follow orders was a petite brunette in her early twenties. I would have made full use of that bit of information over the last thirty years.”

“Shut up and pick a bow tie, Hart.”

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