Lily Allen and Sam Cooper
Lily Allen and Sam Cooper Bang Showbiz

Lily Allen marries, is pregnant

SINGER-turned-fashion entrepreneur Lily Allen tied the knot with Sam Cooper in an intimate ceremony at the St James the Great church in Cranham, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, South West England, on Saturday afternoon.

The 26-year-old pop star was accompanied into the small church by her father, comedian-and-actor Keith Allen, and her huge smile was clear to see for all the cheering well-wishers who had gathered outside to catch a glimpse of the bride.

Lily looked beautiful in her wedding dress, which was designed by Delphine Manivet and had a fishtail skirt, lace overlay and lace sleeves similar to the gown Duchess Catherine wore when she tied the knot with Prince William in April.

The Not Fair hitmaker completed her outfit with an elaborate and lengthy lace headdress with a flower detail on the side of her veil and she was carrying a rose bouquet created from peach, cream and pink flowers.

The singer's new husband announced the happy news of Lily's pregnancy to the couple's friends and family during his speech at their reception which was held in a marquee in the garden of their £3 million mansion.

A friend of the couple is quoted by the MailOnline website as saying: "There were tears all around. This is the happiest day of Lily and Sam's lives and they are so in love. This is the icing on the wedding cake!"

Lily is believed to be 16 weeks pregnant and Sam decided to include the announcement in his speech after they went for the 12-week scan and were told the baby is developing healthily.

The happy news comes seven months after the 26-year-old singer tragically lost her and Sam's baby six months into the pregnancy last November.

Less than 100 guests attended the wedding, including comedian Harry Enfield - who previously dated Lily's mother, film producer Alison Owen - TV star Angus Deayton, the singer's actor brother Alfie and her half-sister Sarah Owen, who she runs vintage fashion boutique Lucy In Disguise with.

Sarah had previously revealed her sibling and Sam planned to try for a baby in 2011 following last year's tragedy.

"They're going to start trying (for a baby) in the New Year," she said.

"New Year, new start. Losing the baby totally devastated her ... But Lily is absolutely determined to be a mum. This is what she wants more than anything in the whole wide world, more than her singing career."

In January 2008, Lily suffered a miscarriage when she was dating Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons.

Lily and Sam - who runs a building firm - paid for extra policing to be present on their big day and security around the venue was tight with two roads and several footpaths closed off to the public.

The newlyweds even stopped to pose for pictures for fans outside the church before they drove away in a vintage Bentley car.

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