Billi Mucklow is set to marry professional footballer Andy Carroll in less than one week, after getting engaged nearly eight years ago.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Billi, 34, has been preparing for her and 33 year old Andy’s big day over recent months, and they both recently headed off to Dubai for their stag and hen dos.
The couple both jetted off with their pals as they celebrated their upcoming nuptials, with Billi’s bridal party surprising her with a string of personalised gifts and fun outfits.
Billi, who shares sons Arlo and Wolf as well as baby daughter Marvel with her footballer beau, has been documenting her wedding preparations on Instagram, and back in January she revealed that she’d chosen her gown for the big day.
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The 34 year old selected a dress from popular boutique Browns Bride in London, and shared a snap of herself excitedly posing outside the store.
She put her arms in the air and beamed as she told her followers: “I Finally Said “Yes” To The Dress…. It all feels real now! Thanks @paulamucklow @giorgiedark for coming to every shop and helping me find my dress! #MrsCToBe”.
The luxury boutique is a favourite among celebrities, with fellow TOWIE star Jess Wright choosing a gown from the store for her 2021 wedding to William Lee-Kemp.
Billi has also revealed who she has chosen to be her bridesmaids, and she threw a stunning garden party back in September to ask each of the girls.
Billi asked Shelby Tribble, who shares baby Abel with her brother Sam Mucklow, her sister Giorgie Dark, Holly Galea, Jenna-Louise Bowe and her stepdaughter Emilie Rose, whom husband-to-be Andy shares with a previous partner, to be her bridesmaids.
The TOWIE star went all out for occasion, and took her bridesmaids to a grand country house. She had to garden decorated with floral arrangements and a huge sign had been placed on the lawn reading, “Will you be my bridesmaid?,” decked with pink and purple flowers.
A large dinner table had been installed in the centre of the space, and each of the girls were presented with a personalised poem as well as a gift bag.
Billi shared a collection of snaps to her 412,000 Instagram followers of the special day, captioned: “Lovely day with my girls starting to feel more real now! I’m finally getting married! Bridesmaid Day.”
The mum-of-three’s fiance Andy recently hit the headlines after he was photographed in bed next to another woman while in Dubai.
Professional footballer Andy was pictured passed out and sleeping in a photo next to bar manager Taylor Jane Wilkey, who is seen pouting at the camera as she takes the snap.
However, Taylor had has said she took the photos as a “bit of entirely innocent fun” and insisted that “nothing sexual happened”.
But, a friend of Billi’s recently told Mail Online: “Billi thinks he’s an idiot, her entire friendship group feel the same.
“They cannot believe he got himself into that situation and are convinced it’s a set up. She currently has no plans to call off the wedding, it’s still on. Andy’s certainly in the doghouse, that’s for sure.”
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