Linda Robson has shared details of Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash’s “beautiful” wedding ceremony, which took place this week.
Loose Women star Linda, 64, gushed over the former X Factor star’s “fairytale” wedding and revealed she was the only panellist from the ITV daytime talkshow to attend.
The Birds of a Feather actress explained that some of their close colleagues were unable to attend, including Nadia Sawalha, who was away at the time.
Meanwhile Kaye Adams lives in Scotland, Linda explained, so was unable to travel there.
“There was only me, Tom and Sally – the bosses from Loose Women that went,” Linda told OK!
Despite only Linda appearing at the wedding, a number of the Loose Women stars attended a hen do for Stacey at Pickle Cottage earlier in July including Linda, Nadia, Kaye Adams, Jane Moore as well as Stacey’s close pal Mrs Hinch.
Linda added 32-year-old Stacey and 40-year-old Joe’s stunning garden ceremony was very “moving”, which meant many of the guests were “crying” throughout the day.
During the Jewish ceremony, Linda revealed the happy couple were in tears after Joe’s mum Kiffy walked him down the aisle in place of his late father Ricky.
Joe’s dad Ricky died at the age of 39, when Joe was just 11-years-old, from an undiagnosed heart condition called Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).
Linda, who has a close bond to the Swash family, revealed: “It was very moving because Joe’s mum walked him up the aisle because he lost his dad a long time ago.”
After the ceremony, guests were treated to speeches from Joe’s many best men.
She said: “There were many best men. The speeches went on a little long. So it was two of Joe’s best mates and all his sons and that. The kids were all page boys and bridesmaids.”
Linda revealed the “amazing” celebrations lasted until midnight.
Meanwhile, Stacey also broke her silence about her special day as she shared photos from her big day with her fans.
In the caption of the stunning wedding day images, Stacey revealed how the special day was also one fo reflecting following the loss of Joe’s dad and the death of Stacey’s father’s dad, too – who passed away when David was also just 11-years-old.
Stacey wrote: “Forever Me and My Husband
“I don’t think I will ever get used to saying that. It all feels like a dream “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr. Seuss”.
She added: “The most special day that we didn’t ever want to end. We love you all & the special community we’ve built on here so so much and couldn’t wait to share these moments with you.
“Joe lost his father at the age of 11 and so did my dad. A huge part of our wedding day was reflecting on how this had a huge effect on them and how hard it is, even to this day to deal with.”