Jessica Wright has revealed she will now walk down the aisle with her fiancé William Lee-Kemp in September, after lockdown forced them to ditch plans to wed in June. In a new interview with Hello!, the former TOWIE star, 35, admitted that she and William, 38, had considered scrapping plans to exchange nuptials in Mallorca and have a smaller ceremony in England, as pandemic regulations affect on travel. Noting that she’s far from alone in her dilemma, Jessica told the publication: ‘I really feel for all brides out there. Every day, we have been back and forth trying to decide what to do – I’ve been driving myself insane with it.’She continued: ‘We always wanted to get wed abroad with all our family and friends, but we have explored every option, different dates, different places. A few weeks ago I said to Will: “Shall we have a smaller wedding here in England?”‘But he said: “No, it is our dream to marry abroad with family and friends. It wouldn’t be right to change that now.”‘
Of their autumn wedding, she explained: ‘It gives more time for things to get back to normal and for all our nearest and dearest to be there. I have definitely relaxed since setting the new date. I can’t wait to wear my dress – I just want to do it now.’
Jessica added: ‘I am very lucky to have him and we have an amazing bond. We are more of a team than ever before. If any year is testament to the strength of a relationship, it is this year in lockdown. I can’t wait for us to be husband and wife.’ To accompany her interview with Hello, Jess was resplendent in an ivory bridal inspired gown as she posed alongside her mother Carol and sister Natalya. William popped the question on the snow capped peaks of Courchevel, France, in February 2020 after 13 months of dating. Jess previously told Hello! that her sister-in-law Michelle Keegan, 33, the actress wife of her brother Mark, would be one of bridal party, as well as her sister Natalya.