By EMILY SHERIDAN
Presenting Mr and Mrs Crouch: Stunning bride Abbey Clancy and her new husband Peter Crouch pose after their marriage ceremony in Stapleford Park in Leicester
As one of the highest profile footballer-WAG couples in the UK, they could have commanded a seven-figure sum for an exclusive magazine deal.
But Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy made a refreshing statement today by happily posing for assorted photographers as they married in Leicestershire.
Looking stunning in a white strapless Giles Deacon gown, the Liverpudlian model, 25, beamed as she gazed at her new husband, 30, in the grounds of the four-star Stapleford Park hotel.
Kiss me quick: The Scouse model grabs her new husband for a passionate kiss after their nuptials
And despite the height difference between the two, it looked liked they had found a sloping pavement to pose on, giving 5ft 9in Clancy a slight boost to reach her 6ft 7in groom for a passionate kiss.
The bride, who gave birth to her first child just three months ago, showed off her size 6 figure in a white lace corset gown with a tiered silk skirt which she teamed with droplet earrings and loose tousled wavy hair.
She steered away traditional romantic bridal make-up, instead opting for dramatic smoky eyes and vampy red nail varnish.
Wedding bling: Clancy showed off her new simple gold wedding band with her £200,000 diamond engagement ring
The Tottenham Hotspurs striker looked dapper in a black suit and waistcoat with a white tie and white rose on his lapel to match his bride's bouquet.
The couple married this afternoon at the Church Of St Mary Magdalene, in the 500-acre grounds of the luxury country house hotel and sporting estate, which includes a golf course and a spa.
Svelte: Clancy's fitted bridal gown showed off her slim figure and tan from her recent Sardinia holiday
Following the church service, the newlyweds headed to the Orangery at the hotel for a lavish wedding reception.
After a slap-up meal, the couple are rumoured to have laid on an evening jam-packed with entertainment, including a live band, magician and karaoke.
Having been a singer with short-lived band Genie Queen when she was a teenager, Clancy will hopefully belt out a song or two for 120 wedding guests.
Laidback bride: Clancy for a more relaxed bridal look in the simple gown and loose tousled waves
And no doubt the guests will be calling for the groom to perform his signature dance move, 'the robot'.
Among the wedding guests were the couple's three-month-old daughter Sophia Ruby, Abbey's parents Karen and Geoffrey and her two siblings, including brother Sean Clancy, who plays for Fleetword Town F.C, and little sister Elle.
Joining the groom were his father Bruce, mother Jayne and his younger sister Sarah.
Ready to party: The couple can't stop smiling following their ceremony at the Church of St Mary Magdalene
Although notably absent from the wedding, fellow WAG Coleen Rooney sent her congratulations to the couple via Twitter.
She wrote: 'Congratulations Abbey and Peter on your wedding day!!! Look gorgeous x x.'
Their nuptials comes after the pair are rumoured to have signed a pre-nuptial agreement to protect Crouch's £7million fortune.
The couple recently returned from a pre-wedding holiday in Sardinia, where Crouch popped the question in 2009.
We did it! The couple were in high spirits as they walked hand-in-hand in the sunshine
Where's a bridesmaid when you need one? Some of the wedding party help arrange Clancy's Giles Deacon dress
The couple's six year romance hasn't been the most straightforward.
After a few months of dating in 2006, Crouch announced during the European cup in Germany he had ended their short romance following drug allegations concerning Clancy.
At the time, Crouch released a statement through his lawyer saying: 'Whilst I do not ordinarily comment upon matters relating to my private life, I have read with dismay various recently articles and reports about my "relationship" with Abbey Clancy.
Nice day for a WAG wedding: The couple arrived for their photoshoot via a Bentley
Looking fine: The groom looks admiringly at his new wife's bottom
'In light of this, I wish to make the situation absolutely clear: Abbey and I were in the very early stages of a relationship which, for a number of reasons, I decided a few weeks ago to end, and I accordingly informed Abbey of my decision.'
But it wasn't long before they were back together, before announcing their engagement in summer 2009.
Country setting: The couple's reception is taking place at the Grand Hall in the historic Stapleford Manor House
However, their relationship was rocked by allegations last year Crouch paid prostitute Monica Mint for sex during a friend's stag weekend in Madrid.
But it appeared they quickly got things back on track and Crouch announced Clancy's pregnancy last September.
Congratulations: Fellow WAG Coleen Rooney - who is currently on holiday in France - sent her best wishes on Twitter
Monday, 4 July 2011
By EMILY SHERIDAN