Frank Lampard was “very tearful” when he gave his wedding speech.
The soccer player tied the knot with long-term girlfriend Christine Bleakley at St. Paul’s church in London’s Knightsbridge yesterday (20.12.15) and couldn’t hide his emotions as he paid tribute to his new wife at the reception at nearby members-only venue The Arts Club.
Guest Piers Morgan told his ‘Good Morning Britain’ co-host Susanna Reid: “[Frank] was very tearful in his speech. It was very moving”.
Meanwhile, Piers – who was accompanied to the wedding by wife Celia Walden – admitted he warned Frank that Christine was “out of his league” when he first saw the brunette beauty in 2009.
He recalled: “I said a few words [at the wedding], I offered to because I was there when they met at the Pride of Britain Awards with Frank and Kevin Pietersen.
“Christine came into the bar and Frank said, ‘Who’s that? She looks a bit of a sort’, which I think is East End for ‘She’s attractive.’ I said, ‘She’s way above your league mate.’
“Anyway, next thing, they get together, he said in his speech, he was away playing for England and they spoke every night for four hours and just fell madly in love in one week.”
As well as Piers and Celia, famous guests at the wedding – which saw Christine don a stunning Suzanne Neville gown – included Phillip Schofield and his wife Stephanie Lowe, designer Kelly Hoppen, and TV presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly with their respective spouses, Lisa Armstrong and Ali Astall/
Former soccer player Jamie Redknapp, who is a cousin of the groom, and his wife Louise attended, along with Jamie’s father Harry and Frank’s ex-teammate John Terry.