KATE Wright revealed her stepdaughter Tia was overwhelmed with happiness as they shared a special moment together on the morning of her wedding to husband Rio Ferdinand.
The former reality star, 28, tied the knot with the retired footballer, 40, in Turkey on Friday, and has told how there were tears of happiness before the nuptials.
Kate Wright revealed her stepdaughter Tia was overwhelmed with happiness as they shared a special moment together on the morning of her wedding to husband Rio Ferdinand[/caption]
Speaking to OK! about the build up to the romantic ceremony, Kate revealed Rio got her a book made up of things he loved about her.
She said: “We all read it together and we were all crying. Tia turned to me and said she never thought she’d be this happy and I was gone with emotion then.
“One of my biggest highlights, apart from seeing Rio waiting for me, was when Tia and I had a moment together.
“Tia has said for so long that she wanted to be the first one to see me in my dress and she was. She was so happy – she was nearly crying.
“Then she introduced me to my mum and my bridesmaids in the dress and she loved it. It meant everything to her and I was so special for us to share that moment before the madness of the day.”
Kate chose seven-year-old Tia to be her maid of honour at the couple’s stunning wedding at a luxury resort near Marmaris.
The Mayor of Marmaris officiated and Kated asked the youngest of Rio’s three children to be by her side as she walked down the aisle.
Rio previously revealed how delighted his little girl was to be asked to carry out the duty by Kate over her nine bridesmaids.
Sharing a picture of the moment on his Instagram, Rio wrote: “What this beautiful woman has brought to all of our lives is hard to put into words. But this picture of excitement on my little girls face(pixilated but u get it) says it all.
“Surprising her by revealing that she is going to be the Maid of Honour (the girl in charge she says) on our wedding day & then to see her filled with crazy joy and excitement I could never have imagined before now.
“These are the moments that melt my heart & pushes my love for you even deeper.”
Rio also has sons Lorenz, 13, and Tate, 11, from his first marriage to late wife Rebecca Ellison, who tragically passed away in May 2015 after a battle with cancer.
He and Kate went public with their romance in July 2017, with the former footballer proposing during a trip to Abu Dhabi in November last year with his proud children watching on.
Kate and Rio reportedly said ‘I Do’ in front of 100 friends and family, and according to Daily Sabbah, Mayor Mehmet Oktay told Demirören News Agency that he officiated their dream wedding at the D Maris Bay hotel.
He said: “Both the couple and the guests told me that they enjoyed Marmaris a lot.
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“Ferdinand said they will visit Marmaris in the years to come.”
The couple kicked off celebrations on Thursday with a pre-wedding party for their high-profile guests.
The ceremony then followed on Friday afternoon at the five star resort, that costs between £300 and £5,000 a night for a room.
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