22/02/2009 - 10:17
More details have emerged of Jade Goody's wedding day, as she ties the knot with fiance Jack Tweed.
The News Of The World reports that more than 100 guests - believed to include the likes of Jonathan Ross and Richard and Judy - will join the former Big Brother star at Down Hall in Hatfield Heath, Essex, for the ceremony just after noon on Sunday.
According to the Sunday Mirror Tweed arrived at the hotel shortly after 10am on Sunday morning in a blue Rolls-Royce.
He was dressed in a blue track suit - although he reportedly left his mum's house in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, this morning,dressed in women's underwear, accompanied by a group of friends wearing the same.
Jade arrived at the venue last night by helicopter from her own home in nearby Upshire.
The happy couple will be married by bishop Jonathan Blake, who hit the headlines after he was arrested for photographing his sons on a roof, as part of a school project.
Following the blessing, the couple will then release white doves into the sky to symbolise their everlasting love, before joining their guests for a drinks reception.
They will then move to on a lavish three-course dinner at 3pm, with guests set to tuck into such treats as crab, lobster tagliatelle, Aberdeen Angus beef and sticky toffee pudding. The wedding cake, meanwhile, consists of layers of lavishly decorated cupcakes.
Jade has said she is determined to make a short speech at the cake-cutting ceremony, and there will also be a speech from Jack's best man, club promoter Mark Wright, who is set to pay an emotional tribute to the couple.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Mark will tell guests: "Jade and Jack is a tale of modern love. Their problems have only made them stronger. It's truly upsetting we are not here under different, less heart-breaking circumstances."
The party will continue into the evening with a live performance from the Sugababes, who have waived their usual £100,000 appearance fee to sing at the wedding.
Guests at the party will also feast on a spread of traditional East End treats including whelks, mussels, jellied eels, pie and mash and fish and chips.
And the skies will be lit up by a huge firework display at 9.30pm.
Although the music has a strict finish time of midnight, guests will be welcome to carry on partying into the early hours.
Meanwhile Jade and Jack will spend their wedding night in one of the hotel's five-star suites, although they are unable to use the bridal suite on the top floor as it would be difficult for medical staff to access the room if they were needed.
Jade was said to be "unwell" on Saturday night, with her spokesman Max Clifford saying she had been overdoing it in the run-up to the big day - and there was another last-minute hitch to proceedings when her maid of honour Kate Jackson was taken to hospital with suspected appendicitis.
"I think it was just a tummy bug and they're being cautious," Kate told the News Of The World, "I'm just waiting for the doctors to let me out now."