Everything we know about Stacey Solomons upcoming wedding to Joe Swash
Stacey Solomon's wedding preparations are well underway with the star set to marry her fiancé Joe Swash in just a matter of days.
The Loose Women star, 32, and former EastEnders star Joe, 40, are due to tie the knot at the end of July at their stunning family home in Essex, which they've lovingly named Pickle Cottage.
Stacey, who shares son Rex, three, and nine month old daughter Rose with her fiancé, has been busy transforming her and Joe's home ahead of their nuptials, and has shared a series of sneak peeks of the details on Instagram.
The mum-of-four, who is yet to confirm the exact date of her and Joe's wedding, selected her dream dress earlier this year and has been busy creating the perfect setting for her big day ever since.
Stacey, who is also mum to Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10, has been using her DIY skills to upcycle and make different decorations including a stunning welcome sign, which she created out of an old mirror.
The sign features white flowers with the words ‘Welcome to the wedding of Stacey & Joe’ printed across it, with ‘FOREVER’ written at the bottom.
To go alongside the sign, Stacey has created an incredible display outside her and Joe's front door which is covered with white flowers and sweet details.
The space is now covered with a flower arch featuring dozens of white roses, and a 'Mr & Mrs' sign has been attached to the front door.
The flowers spill out onto the pavement and a series of white lanterns have been placed across the concrete steps which lead to Stacey and Joe's front door.
Mini lanterns have also been scattered about, and Stacey has incorporated something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue into the theme of the door display.
Stacey, whose older sister Jemma, 33, will be her maid of honour, has also unveiled some of the things she's put in place for her guests to enjoy, including a 'tea wall'.
The star created the unique drinks display out of old wooden pallets, which she sanded down and painted before adding flowers and gold hooks.
She also added two sweet tea-inspired quotes to finish it off with the wall having 'Our love is like a cup of tea, a special blend of you and me' written across the middle, along with 'Let's get this par-tea started' written across the bottom.
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Stacey also created gift bags specially for the children who will be attending the wedding, which are filled with toys and goodies that will help to keep the little ones entertained throughout the nuptials.
The star has filled woven tote bags with goodies including a children's wedding activity pack, some slime and a small teddy bear keyring, and each bag has the words 'Little Pickle Activity Pack' written across it.
As she showed off the sweet idea on her Instagram Stories, Stacey appeared to hint that her wedding would be a neutral theme after she placed the items into a similar beige coloured crate that featured a white Little Pickles banner.
She then revealed that she'd sourced most of the goods from small businesses with her and Joe aiming to use as many as possible for their wedding.
The pair's nuptials will finish with all of their guests joining them to light up a sparkler as the sun goes down.
The Loose Women star recently revealed the idea on social media and showed off a collection of sparklers which featured personalised labels.
Each had a small brown label on which read 'Let love sparkler for Stacey and Joe' and Stacey had displayed them in a grey metal bucket she found in her garden.
"Put these in a bucket of sand and will keep them in the old bath outside until the day…we thought it would be nice if everyone lights a sparkler with us after the sun goes down on our special day," the bride-to-be explained.
Stacey has been busy making sure everything is "insta-perfect" for her and Joe's wedding, with a source recently telling OK! that the preparations have been understandably stressful for the star.
“She wants everything to be perfect for the wedding and perfect in the house. People ask, ‘How do you do it with four kids? And with the wedding?’ It will be stressing her out, like it would for anyone else.
“She wants everything to be Insta-perfect and for everyone to have a good time," the source revealed.
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