Inside Ashley Cole and Sharon Canu’s lavish wedding: Pair marry at exclusive Italian venue as guests enjoy fireworks and orchestra (and there’s even some karaoke from John Terry!)
Ashley Cole and Sharon Canu married at an exclusive Italian hotel over the weekend in front of a star-studded guest list.
The former footballer, 42, and the blonde beauty exchanged vows at the lavish Hotel La Vecchia Posta in Ladispoli and splashed out on a lavish Big Day.
Frank and Christine Lampard, John Terry and Sam Faiers and her partner Paul Knightley were among the famous faces in attendance.
Celebrations included a fireworks display and a live orchestra after they enjoyed Champagne on the balcony of the stunning cliff-side venue.
Pictures and clips from the reception showed beautifully decorated long tables where the guests enjoyed dinner before watching the fireworks.
Nuptials: Ashley Cole and Sharon Canu married at an exclusive Italian hotel over the weekend in front of a star-studded guest list
Nice! The former footballer, 42, and the blonde beauty exchanged vows at the lavish Hotel La Vecchia Posta in Ladispoli and splashed out on a lavish Big Day
The nuptials come 12 years after his four year marriage to pop star Cheryl, 40, ended.
Sharon and Ashley, 42, share son Jaxon, six, and four-year-old daughter Grace, and the pair confirmed their engagement last year after they first met in 2014.
The pair exchanged vows in the romantic setting under a flower arch as the ocean stretched out behind them before they then walked back down the aisle.
A number of guests shared images and videos of the wedding on social media where Sharon stunned in a lace off the shoulder dress.
She wore her blonde tresses pinned up as she enjoyed drinks on the balcony of the hotel and chatted to the guests.
Former TOWIE star Sam, 32, wore a bright pink dress as she spoke with partner Paul at the reception.
Elsewhere a chic Christine, 44, wore a navy silk number as she cosied up to husband Frank after the ceremony.
Meanwhile Ashley beamed from ear to ear as they had confetti thrown on them and held hands.
At the reception the newlyweds and their guests danced the night away as John Terry took hold of the microphone to lead a singalong.
Married! Frank and Christine Lampard, John Terry and Sam Faiers and her partner Paul Knightley were among the famous faces in attendance
Lovely: Celebrations included a fireworks display and a live orchestra after they enjoyed Champagne on the balcony of the stunning cliff-side venue
Love: The couple said ‘I do’ abroad 16 months after Ashley proposed and 12 years after he ended his marriage to pop star Cheryl, 40
Nuptials: A number of guests shared images and videos of the wedding on social media where Sharon stunned in a lace off the shoulder dress
Happiness: Another shot of them leaving the ceremony showed the back of her dress and long veil
A source told The Sun earlier this month about the wedding: ‘Ashley and Sharon are madly in love and have spent months planning their special day.
‘They met in 2014 when he joined AS Roma and now they are returning to the city for their nuptials.
‘Loads of her family live there and it’s very romantic – it’s going to be a very special day. They have put lots of money into it but they have only invited close friends and family.
‘As a couple they have been very private so they don’t feel the need for a flashy, public wedding.’
Sharon celebrated her final days as a single lady with an epic hen party in Ibiza last month.
The model soaked up the sun as she partied with a huge group of pals including reality star Sam.
Sam also shared a hilarious selfie on Instagram of the group on the plane wearing masks with Ashley Cole’s face on them.
The group also posed before boarding the flight as they donned matching tracksuits that read ‘Team bride’.
Mother-of-three Sam beamed with smiles on her sunny trip with her best friends as she posed for a picture as they shared a hug.
Between the hen’s, Sam revealed that the girl’s shared 21 kids between them and danced to the song 21 seconds by So Solid Crew in a video she shared on her Instagram story.
She captioned her posts: ‘Thursday we flew to Ibiza for our @sharoncanu hen party.
‘I’ve not long got home, we had the best time.
‘We laughed, danced and sang the whole time (I have no voice left) Love you all so much.
‘The moment we realised we have 21 kids between us… there was only one song for the moment. #mumsontheloose.’
Sharon beamed in a slew of snaps shared to social media that saw the ladies enjoy a lavish boat ride followed by cocktails.
She later slipped into a silver fringed mini-dress which she teamed with a bejewelled bride hat.
Fun: John Terry appeared to take part in a singalong as people shared clips from the celebrations
Getting ready: The night before Sam Faiers shared snaps of the welcome dinner
Stunning: The tables were set up beautifully as the sun set on the Italian hotel
Sunny: They enjoyed pizza and wine the evening before the wedding
Sharon was surprised with her apartment decorated with photographs from her life.
An emotional Sharon wrote: ‘Also cried with Joy. Seeing all those pictures of my life made me realise how far I’ve gone and all the beautiful things I’ve achieved. So grateful.’
After Ashley popped the question last year, Sharon later told Instagram followers it was the ‘easiest yes she’d ever said’.
The couple met in 2014, shortly after his move to Roma from Chelsea, before relocating to Los Angeles two years later.
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