Geri Halliwell Marries Christian Horner
Ginger Spice has swapped her girl-power pop music for wedding bells.
Geri Halliwell married Formula1 racing team boss Christian Horner at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, England, on Friday.
The Spice Girl, wearing Phillipa Lepley, arrived at the venue – which is about an hour north of London – via a vintage Rolls Royce, accompanied by page boys (including Emma Bunton‘s sons Tate and Beau) and flower girls. Horner’s fellow Englishman James Bond would definitely approve of the groom’s arrival at the venue: He rolled up to Woburn Abbey in a vintage 1965 Aston Martin.
Guests included Sir Jackie Stewart, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Myleene Klass, Amanda Holden, racing boss Eddie Jordan and ex-F1 driver David Coulthard. Although they weren’t in attendance, Halliwell’s fellow Spice Girls Victoria Beckham and Melanie Brown Tweeted some love their bandmate’s way.
Leading up to her arrival at the ceremony, Halliwell, 42, shared pictures on her Instagram account of the traditional four “somethings”: She showed off an “old” set of vintage pearl earrings, a swatch of her “new” couture lace dress, diamonds “borrowed” from a friend and a “blue” ribbon in honor of 9-year-old daughter Bluebell Madonna. Following the vows, the newlyweds emerged and kissed on the church steps.
Halliwell and Horner, 41, the team principal of Infinity Red Bull Racing, have been dating since early 2014 and got engaged in November.
• Reporting by PHILIP BOUCHER