Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Katie Melua weds ex-Superbike champ

Katie Malua and James Toseland married at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London
Katie Malua and James Toseland married at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London

Katie Melua has tied the knot with former World Superbike champion James Toseland.

The pair, who announced their engagement at the beginning of the year, got married in the Nash Conservatory at Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London.

Among the 200 guests was Prince Pieter-Christiaan Michiel of the Netherlands, music producer William Orbit and composer Mike Batt along with many of Toseland's friends from the world of motorsport.

Singer Melua, who shot to stardom as a teenager with her debut single The Closest Thing To Crazy, wore an off-white, embroidered and beaded dress by bridal designer Claire Pettibone, her spokeswoman said.

Georgian-born Melua, 27, found fame after being discovered by Batt in 2002 while a student at the Brit School for Performing Arts, which also counts Adele, Jessie J and Amy Winehouse among its former pupils.

The Nine Million Bicycles singer has gone on to become one of the biggest-selling British female artists of all time, performing for Nelson Mandela and dining at Buckingham Palace with the Queen.

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