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Emotional Frank Lampard shed tears during wedding to fairytale bride Christine Bleakley

By Nevin Farrell

Published 21/12/2015

The happy couple, Frank Lampard and Christine
The happy couple, Frank Lampard and Christine
The bride waves at photographers
The couple share a kiss
Father of the groom Frank Lampard sr
Frank's uncle Harry Redknapp
Groom Frank Lampard with some of the wedding party
Ant and Dec with their partners
Phillip Schofield and wife Stephanie Lowe
Frank and Christine wave to onlookers from the wedding car
Christine shows off her stunning gown
Wedding guests Holly Willoughby and husband Dan
Louise and Jamie Redknapp
The decorated exterior of St Paul’s church
John Terry and wife Toni leave after the ceremony

Footballer Frank Lampard shed a tear during his wedding to Christine Bleakley, according to friend Piers Morgan.

Lampard tied the knot with Bleakley at an intimate ceremony on Sunday attended by showbiz friends and family.

Good Morning Britain host Morgan described the "stylish" wedding to his breakfast co-host Susanna Reid.

"It was a very emotional night for Frank, (he was) very tearful in his speech, very moving," said Morgan.

He recalled how he had been present the night the couple met at the Pride of Britain Awards.

He said he told Lampard that Bleakley was "way above your league, mate", but he was proven wrong as the pair ended up falling in love.

The couple said "I do" at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge and then headed to a reception at London's exclusive venue The Arts Club.

Morgan also revealed that invites had only been sent out to guests about 10 days ago.

He told Reid: "It was a lovely tasteful stylish wedding. No-one got invited until about 10 days ago, so out of the blue we all go invited, so it was lovely, about 140/150 people - a few Chelsea players like John Terry and Didier Drogba there, but actually it was a lot of their families."

The ex-Chelsea, Manchester City and West Ham ace, who this summer swapped the Premier League for Major League Soccer at New York City FC, returned to London for the nuptials.

Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard leave after their wedding at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard leave after their wedding at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Christine Bleakley arrives for her wedding reception at the Arts Club in Mayfair, London.
Christine Bleakley arrives for her wedding reception at the Arts Club in Mayfair, London.
Christine Bleakley arrives for her wedding reception at the Arts Club in Mayfair, London.
Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard leave after their wedding at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.
Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard leave after their wedding at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.
Christine Bleakley arrives for her wedding to Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
John Terry arrives at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Christine Bleakley arrives for her wedding to Frank Lampard at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Jamie and Louise Redknapp arrive at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Harry Redknapp arrives at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
John Terry arrives at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Petr Cech arrives at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Harry Redknapp arrives at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Christine Bleakley arrives for her wedding to Frank Lampard at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Branislav Ivanovic arrives at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Kelly Hoppen arrives at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Philip Schofield and wife Stephanie Lowe arrive at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Frank Lampard arrives for his wedding to Christine Bleakley at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Frank Lampard arrives for his wedding to Christine Bleakley at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Piers Morgan and wife Celia Walden arrive at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London
Ant and Dec arrive at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard

The couple were joined by friends from the world of entertainment and sport, including Ms Bleakley's This Morning co-presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, plus the groom's former team-mates Petr Cech and cousin Jamie Redknapp.

The bride, who hosted BBC's The One Show before switching to ITV, wore a bespoke gown by designer Suzanne Neville.

The pair, who have been engaged for four years, smiled for photographers as they left the wedding venue.

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