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Stacey Solomon's Wedding To Joe Swash Isn't Actually Legal

Ali Condon

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Stacey Solomon's Wedding To Joe Swash Isn't Actually Legal

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@staceysolomon

After months of planning, Stacey Solomon has officially tied the knot with Joe Swash in the garden of their £1.2 million Essex home.

But just before their wedding day, the blushing bride-to-be revealed that the ceremony won't be legally binding, and the happy couple will have to wait just a little bit longer to officially be husband and wife.

Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash have tied the knot, but still need to make things official.. Credit: @staceysolomon / Instagram
Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash have tied the knot, but still need to make things official.. Credit: @staceysolomon / Instagram

Discussing the big day with her 5.3 million Instagram followers over the weekend, the Loose Women presenter explained that she and Joe will have attend a separate legal ceremony after their wedding day.

Posting to her Instagram Story on Sunday, after adding the finishing touches to her wedding set-up Stacey shared one dm that she had been sent from a fan.

The curious follower had written: "So excited for you and your family, being [nosy] but I always wanted to get married at home and didn't think you could? How does it work?"

Stacey noted that there had been lots of followers asking the same question, before explaining: "To get married anywhere legally, the place has to have a 'civil ceremony' licence.

"One of the requirements for this licence is that the premises must be made 'readily available' for ceremonies.

"As this is our private family home and we need it to remain that way we couldn't go for that option. 

"So we are having a relaxed private blessing in front of our closest friends & family and a ceremony of our love to each other and we will register our marriage legally after… Hope this helps."

Stacey explained that she and Joe will still have to attend a legal ceremony. Credit: Instagram/@staceysolomon
Stacey explained that she and Joe will still have to attend a legal ceremony. Credit: Instagram/@staceysolomon

Stacey and Joe said 'I do' on Sunday (24 July) in front of their friends and family at their home, better known as Pickle Cottage.

For the past few months, Stacey has been documenting the process of transforming her home into a fairytale wedding venue, complete with a huge marquee and strings of fairy lights.

Just before the ceremony, Stacey signed off on social media, telling fans she would be saying 'goodbye to my phone for a few days' so she could soak up every moment.

She wrote: "Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your beautiful messages and the kindest well wishes ever.

Stacey signed off from social media before the dreamy ceremony. Credit: Instagram/@staceysolomon
Stacey signed off from social media before the dreamy ceremony. Credit: Instagram/@staceysolomon

"Thank you all for your advice and tips. One of the pieces of advice all of you told me was to soak it all in and enjoy every second because it's over in a flash.

"So, I'm going to say goodbye to my phone for a few days and make sure I take in every moment. The setup, the getting ready, the day, and the aftermath.

"I love you all lots and lots and lots. Thank you for your kindness always. Lots and lots of love from Joe, Harry, Zachery, Leighton, Rex, and Rose.

"And me – soon to be Solomon Swash."

Topics: Stacey Solomon, Celebrity, Wedding

Ali Condon
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