WEDDING speeches are often memorable – but there’s none quite like McFly singer Tom Fletcher’s 14-minute long love song to wife and Giovanna.
I’m A Celebrity winner Giovanna, 35, met Tom at school and, just like the plot of a Hollywood movie, the pair became best friends and fell madly and deeply in love.
Giovanna and Tom tied the knot in 2012
So it’s no surprise their love-story relationship was taken to the next level when, in 2012, the pair tied the knot with a fairy-tale wedding at London’s One Marylebone, a 19th century former church.
Swelling with celebrities, the ceremony was attended by Tom’s McFly bandmates Harry Judd, Dougie Poynter and Danny Jones, as well as Gi’s brother, Towie star Mario Falcone and his then-girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh.
Also on the guest list was Radio 1 DJ Ferne Cotton, Busted star Matt Willis and EastEnders actress Kara Tointon, who walked down the aisle as Giovanna’s bridesmaid.
Looking every inch a star, Giovanna wore a strapless ivory Phillipa Lesley gown with a lace appliqué, and carried a bouquet of cream, pink and pale yellow roses.
The fairy-tale wedding took place at One Marylebone in London
Celebrity guests included Giovanna’s brother Mario Falcone
Devoted Tom – who has been championing his wife throughout her appearance in the Welsh castle for this year’s I’m A Celeb, admitted he broke down in tears as his future wife walked down the aisle to Over The Rainbow.
While violinist Izzy Johnston played the melody, Tom enlisted the Sylvia Young Theatre School choir for the vocals, having returned to the stage school to propose the previous year.
The pair met aged 13 when they were sat in alphabetical order in assembly – with their surnames Falcone and Fletcher next to each other. Tom asked Gi to be his girlfriend the same day.
Devoted Tom admitted crying when Giovanna walked down the aisle
Giovanna flashes her engagement ring on the big day
The best men and McFly bandmates noted the couples’ dedication to each other from a young age, referring to the pair as ‘best mates’.
“When people talk about childhood sweethearts, Tom and Gi are the genuine article,” Harry said, with Harry adding: “You really are the best of mates and that’s why we know that this true love story will last forever.”
But it was Tom’s speech that stole the show – singing along to McFly’s greatest hits with new lyrics that nodded to wife Giovanna and their life together.
“So Giovanna can tell you that the only nerves and anxiety I’ve ever had about this wedding have been about given this speech,” he began.
Giovanna and Tom met when they were just 13Credit: @MRSGFLETCHER/INSTAGRAM
Giovanna and Tom got engaged in 2011
“I absolutely hate public speaking. Me and public speaking, we just do not get along at all. Mainly because I don’t have any idea how to write a good speech…
“But I do know how to write a song. So I hope this isn’t cheating myself out of it too much.”
Singing along to old hit ‘Obviously’, he changed the words to: “Recently I’ve been, having a wedding. I’ve married this girl who’s out of this world, believe me.”
Tom went on to promise to always wash the dishes for a single kiss from his new wife, and shard his hopes to start a family – a wish that came true, with the couple now parents to Buzz, 6, Buddy, 4 and Max, 2.
The happy couple tucked in to a five-tier wedding cake alongside their guests to finish the night – with McFly performing, saving the couple needing a wedding band.
The loved-up pair now have three boys, Buzz, Buddy and Max
Giovanna might get another change to live her fairy-tale wedding, this time with her children in tow, as Tom revealed he had been inspired by Gi’s campmate Vernon Kaye to renew their rows.
Still madly in love, Gi recently reposted the couple’s wedding photos to Instagram for their anniversary.
She wrote: “I know I drive him up the wall most of the time, but on the occasion that I do make him laugh, I adore the way his eyes crinkle and his mouth starts to dribble… I’m that funny.”
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