Inside Andy Carroll and Billi Mucklow’s ‘emotional’ wedding after 3 -in-a-bed pic – including what made the bride giggle

ANDY Carroll finally married his blushing bride Billi Mucklow on Sunday – following the footballer's three-in-a-bed stag do antics.

The couple tied the knot in an extravagant Hampshire wedding after a heated will she, won't she build up.

Billi, 33, came close to calling off the nuptials after pictures emerged of Andy, 34, in bed with bar manager Taylor Jane Wilkey during his wild stag-do in Dubai.

But the reality telly star chose to go ahead after crunch talks – and yesterday saw the funny side when their guests couldn’t contain themselves during the crucial moment in the ceremony.

Billi wore an off-white, lace dress with shoulder pads while her bridesmaids and flower girls surrounded her in blush pink.

Meanwhile, Andy and his groomsmen all wore dark suits with sage green ties and white rose buttonholes.

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One onlooker said: “Billi and Andy were both emotional when they saw one another but the atmosphere totally changed when the officiator asked if anyone present knew why they should not be married.

“Everyone in the ceremony started to laugh really loudly, and Billi and Andy joined in.

“It really broke the ice in what has been a very difficult build up to the wedding for Billi."

They added: “She has been waiting for this day for a long time and after everything that has gone on over the past week, to finally get to say their vows was massive.


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“Billi was almost twenty minutes late which added to Andy’s nerves but after the hysterics, everyone was far more relaxed.”

Billi and Andy arrived at the venue on Saturday with the wedding party including her parents and brother, telly star Sam Mucklow.

The former Newcastle striker and his groomsmen kicked off the next day with an hour-long run around the hotel grounds, while two nanny’s ensured his three youngest children were taken care of.

The ceremony, which took place in the walled garden of the hotel, started just before 3pm – with the guests shielded from the weather by a large marquee.

Billi's bridesmaids included sister Georgie, her stepdaughter Emilie-Rose Carroll, and former The Only Way Is Essex star Shelby Tribble.

Andy was clearly really nervous when he was waiting at the altar for Billi – and she made sure she kept him on his toes by being late.

Friends began the party early by downing £100 bottles of Louis Roederer Champagne, while Andy, in a tracksuit and cap, made them laugh when he announced he was feeling sick.

Billi was walked down the aisle by her dad Steve, who held her arm as she made her way to the altar, which was adorned with large arrangements of white roses.

An onlooker added: “Andy was clearly really nervous when he was waiting at the altar for Billi – and she made sure she kept him on his toes by being late.

“When they were saying their vows it was a beautiful moment and there were some tears shed.

“The laughter really changed the tone of the ceremony however and when they were announced man and wife the cheers were deafening.

“Billi and Andy made it clear they wanted their guests to let their hair down and enjoy themselves.”


Andy and Billi left their guests to enjoy a champagne reception with canapes following their nuptials and spent around 30 minutes taking photographs around the grounds of the hotel.

Inside, the newlyweds chose an all-white theme, with all the table settings and floral arrangements within a vast room of the hotel the same colour.

The couple sat at a long top table, with their guests sitting on circular tables around them.

Billi and Andy, who got engaged in 2014, were expected to spend the night together at the Four Seasons before returning to their £5million house in Chigwell, Essex, on Monday.

After the photos of Andy’s three-in-a-bed were revealed, Billi removed her £200,000 engagement ring and moved out of their home and into her parents.

A pal close to the couple said their wedding was a fresh start for the couple.

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A source added: “Billi and Andy want to leave everything in the past now and move on.

“Their wedding cemented their love for each other and this marks the start of a new beginning for them as man and wife.”

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