Sunday, September 30, 2012

A fairytale wedding: Holly Valance ties the knot with billionaire beau Nick Candy

By Iona Kirby

Holly Valance married Nick Candy on Saturday in a large and lavish wedding which took place in Beverly Hills.

And dating one of the most eligible men around means the Neighbours star had the fairytale wedding she no doubt had been dreaming of since she was a little girl.

The bride, 29, wore an extravagant white gown with full, meringue style skirt resembling feathers and a bodice like top.

Man and wife: Holly Valance tied the knot with her billionaire beau Nick Candy in Beverly Hills on Saturday

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 was looking incredibly suave in a tuxedo.

Friends and family - including Simon Cowell - watched the couple exchange vows outdoors in the glorious California wedding.

An extravagant affair: The ceremony was lavish and saw guests fly out from all over the world

Arriving in style: Guests were ferried in slick black minibuses and the bash was also attended by Simon Cowell

Ready and waiting: Guests register for the wedding at their hotel and proceed to get on buses arranged to take them to the secret location

Guests were seen arriving at the Los Angeles 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 are understood to have flown across the ocean 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.

Smile! Some female guests pose for a photo together

Excited! Guests mingle together before heading to the ceremony in Beverly Hills

Simply the best: Simon rocked up in his Rolls Royce for the event

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'.

Nick popped the question to his beloved in December when the pair were holidaying together in the Maldives for Christmas.

Dragging it out: The couple are understood to be continuing the celebrations across the weekend

Blushing bride: Holly wore a dramatic gown with a full feather style skirt and bodice top along with an exaggerated veil