Gloucestershire

Pregnant Lily Allen marries Sam Cooper in Cranham

Pop star Lily Allen's wedding has taken place at a village church near her country home in Gloucestershire.

The 26-year-old singer married Sam Cooper at St James the Great Church in Cranham, near Stroud, on Saturday.

She was given away by her father, actor and musician, Keith Allen. Her dress, designed by Delphine Manivet, had long lace sleeves and a sweetheart neckline.

Ms Manivet later confirmed the singer was pregnant, saying: "She is very happy... it is something wonderful."

The Paris-based designer said: "It's beautiful that she is pregnant, and I am very happy for her."

Speaking of the vintage-inspired dress, she added: "You can see of course the little stomach - it looked very cute with the dress.

"For me, and for her too, when you're pregnant you want to show that, but also be respectful, so the dress was perfect for her for that moment."

Image caption The couple have been together since 2009

The service was attended by fewer than 100 guests, who included comedians Harry Enfield and Angus Deayton.

The bride carried a bouquet of white roses. Former T4 presenter Miquita Oliver, a childhood friend, was one of her bridesmaids.

Two roads, five footpaths and three bridleways around the village were closed during the wedding.

The bride and groom, who have been together since 2009, had paid for extra policing.

In November the couple announced the singer had suffered her second miscarriage, six months into her pregnancy.

She also suffered a miscarriage in 2008 when she was with Ed Simons, of the Chemical Brothers.

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