Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand

Kate Wright’s mum reveals details of daughter’s wedding to Rio Ferdinand

The ceremony took place on Friday

Ex-TOWIE star Kate Wright and former England footballer Rio Ferdinand have married in a three-day wedding party in Turkey.

Earlier today sources claimed that Rio, 40, and Kate, 27, enjoyed a sun-filled ceremony in Turkish coastal town Marmaris, and now Kate’s mum has spoken out about the nuptials.

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Speaking to MailOnline, mother-of-the-bride Jacqueline said: “It was a beautiful occasion.

“We’ve had a wonderful three days. The ceremony was on Friday. I’ll never forget it, it was one of the best days in my life.

“I’m really happy for them both and wish them a wonderful life together.”

The happy mum also told how there were 180 guests and the party was across three days: “We took the whole hotel over and it was quite a party.”

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The Mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, had earlier told The Mirror that he had officiated the ceremony.

The reception is said to have kicked off mid-afternoon on Friday with a booze-free bar on offer and freshly-prepared food.

A further report by the paper told how Rio’s seven-year-old daughter, Tia, was Kate’s maid-of-honour.


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The couple got engaged in November last year after former footballer Rio popped the question on one knee on top of the iconic Nation Towers complex in Abu Dhabi.

Kate and Rio were introduced by mutual friends at the start of 2017, two years after Rio’s wife Rebecca, the mother of his children, tragically passed away from breast cancer.

They immediately clicked and Kate decided to step away from the limelight, quitting reality TV in order to focus on her new role as a stepmum to three young children.

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