Loose Women star Stacey Solomon delighted fans today when she revealed she has chosen her wedding dress.
The presenter is due to marry former Eastenders star Joe Swash in July this year.
Solomon took to social media to say she had been putting off choosing her dress, but when she finally picked "The One" she and her sister were "emotional messes".
In an emotional Instagram post, the teary-eyed mum-of-four wrote: "Today I Choose My Wedding Dress 🕊 And I never want to forget this feeling...🤍 I’ve been putting it off I think because the more I got excited about it the more silly I felt for some reason… I started feeling really conscious about not being, well I don’t know 😂🙈 I wouldn’t have done life any other way EVER.
"I’m so grateful for how it turned out and I genuinely believe everything happens for a reason. But I suppose sometimes those old fashioned narratives make you feel that way don’t they? 🙈 I decided to try my dresses on, at home with just me not making a 'thing' of it. But it turns out it felt like the hugest “thing” ever 😭.
"My sister dropped the kids back from school and popped up and we both ended up emotional messes 😂 I loved every single second of today, trying them on, imagining seeing Joe for the first time, feeling the veil on my shoulders & seeing the glitter sparkle as I moved around. 🥺 none of these are THE dress but I took this picture to remember how excited I felt today. And no matter who, how or what way around you do it, it’s the most special moment ever 🤍🕊."
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Solomon and Swash first got together in 2015 and got engaged at Christmas 2020.
Speaking to Hello! the couple revealed they have found the perfect venue for their nuptials – the back garden of their stunning family home Pickle Cottage.
They postponed their wedding so that all their children could be there – Solomon's two sons Zachary, 14, and Leighton, nine, from previous relationships, Swash's son Harry, 14, and their two children together Rex, two, and baby Rose.
Solomon has opened up in the past about her "perfect" blended family and how they make it work, writing on social media: "I used to really beat myself up about not being able to offer them a 'normal', 'perfect' family all under one roof. Until I realised how normal, and perfect our family is for us.
"Seeing the way they are together reminds me that it’s all ok. Families come in all shapes and sizes and what’s important is that the love is there no matter where it comes from. We are not a 'broken family' in any way shape or form we are an extended family. And everyone loves an extension."