Inside Billie Faier’s Hen Do And Wedding
We’re taking a look inside Billie Faier’s wild hen do AND her lavish wedding too; bringing you all the juicy details – and trust us, (in true TOWIE fashion) there’s plenty to go round…
Last year, after a five year long engagement, Billie was preparing to marry businessman Greg, who she shares her (adorable) children Nelly and Arthur with as she jetted off on her hen do.
Earlier this year in March – live on her ITV show: The Mummy Diaries – Billie finally tied the to knot, leaving us all in floods of tears.
Here’s how it all went down…
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What Happened On The Hen Do?
Last August Billie Faier and her BFFs jetted off to Ibiza to celebrate her last few weeks of being a Miss in true Essex style.
Billie and 14 of her closest gal pals – including sister, Sam, as well as Ferne McCann and Jessica Wright – headed to the White Isle for a wild he do.
Dressed in matching white and denim outfits – with Billie in a racy white lace catsuit and veil – the crew of 15 came equipped with matching suitcases, personalised handbags and (obviously) super fresh blow drys.
As the hens headed over to Ibiza, Greg’s stags opted for the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas earlier this month.
Keeping her fans up to date with the hen’s wild antics, Billie shared a number of photos on her Instagram throughout the wedding celebrations.
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After arriving in Ibiza, the ladies headed over the a luxury villa where they were staying.
Since landing, the party have been soaking up the sun, playing in the pool and dancing to music at the villa.
The hens took to social media to share their itinerary, informing fans that there would be LOTS of partying to come!
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The bride-to-be looked like she was living her very best life as she prepares to become Mrs Shepherd.
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The Wedding As It Happened…
The wedding – which was broadcast on Billie’s ITV show The Mummy Diaries – took place on 5 March earlier this year. The footage left fans shedding tears after they were finally able to see the moment that Billie Faiers became Mrs Greg Shepherd.
The newlyweds tied the knot in the Maldives in front of 95 of their friends and family – and it looked like a wedding not to be missed!
Speaking of the wedding, former TOWIE star Billie revealed:
“Other than the days that Nelly and Arthur were born, it was the best day of my life.
“It was like a fairy tale – all the stress and tears were worth it.”
The wedding day was full of exciting surprises, from the bride’s arrival on a speedboat to a singing performance by Ferne McCann of Ben E. King’s Stand By Me.
“It was such a lovely surprise, she’s got a brilliant voice.”
Speaking about their family, Billie said:
“It’s so lovely for me to finally be a Shepherd and share a surname with my children. Marriage ties our little family together completely.”
After a five year engagement, Billie had plenty of time to pick out her dream wedding dress – and it did NOT disappoint.
She opted for a fishtail Betra style gown, with lace and embellished crystals, a plunging neckline and a sheer panel front.
Her long blonde hair was styled in an up-do and she sported a veil featuring a similar design to her dress.
The couple’s daughter, Nelly, 4, looked so cute in her white flower girl dress and their son Arthur wore a suit which matched his dad’s – a three-piece linen suit, complete with an orchid buttonhole.
What Was The Wedding Like?
It’ll come as no surprise to hear that Billie and Greg hosted a very lavish affair – but that probably goes without saying when you jet off to the Maldives for your wedding…
Their first dance was a Charlston-inspired routine, which they learned from none of than Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt.
The theme was tropical, with plenty of flowers, palm leaves and fairy lights.
The wedding had a tropical wedding theme with lots of flowers, palm leaves and fairy lights.
Sam delivered a speech during the ceremony which left guests in tears.
She started her speech with:
“To my beautiful sister Billie and my brother-in-law Greg, it feels like just yesterday when we were standing in the sea in Ibiza. I was the annoying little sister who asked: ‘You fancy my sister, don’t you?’”
“When Greg replied ‘yes’, I instantly told Billie and that’s when the seed was planted. I’m so happy that my big sister is marrying the man of her dreams. She may not tell you that Greg, but as her sister I know she loves you unconditionally.”
In true Essex style, the reception party carried on until 3am as guests showered them with luxury confetti.
Although the party received criticism from some holiday makers, Billie revealed:
“The hotel manager hasn’t had any complaints about our party. I was half expecting some loudness as there are 95 of us out here celebrating [but] we have always been very respectful of the island and the other guests holidaying here.”
One holiday maker revealed that the wedding party ruined their holiday.
“It was meant to be the height of luxury, but it’s full of drunken yobs shouting and trying to be the centre of attention.
“Guests who have saved for years to be here are so upset.”
One mum – who forked out 7k for the holiday – sobbed:
“They’ve turned this paradise island into the Costa del Sol.”
A Maldives holidaymaker also revealed:
“The group has been a nightmare.
“They go around in a gang. I’ve seen Greg and quite a few of his mates shouting for waiter service and being loud.
“For a holiday that we wanted to be quiet, they’ve bombarded the island.
“They’ve taken over; we can’t go to places on the island.”
Who Was At The Star-Studded Affair?
Amongst the 95 guest was, of course, Billie’s sister Sam – the Maid of Honour. She was joined by her boyfriend Paul Knightley and their two young children, Paul and Rosie.
Among the other stars was fellow TOWIE-er Ferne McCann and her daughter Sunday.
Of course, Billie and Greg’s families – including grandparents and parents – attended the ceremony.
After the wedding, the couple boarded a plane leaving their wedding party in Karunmanthii (where they tied the knot).
They arrived at the idyllic location – which we assume was also in the Maldives – and found their room – a honeymoon suite including ocean views, water slides and crystal blue waters.
Greg appeared happy to be alone with Billie after celebrations, writing:
“Finally get her to myself.”
We’ve loved taking a peek Inside Billie Faier’s Hen Do And Wedding!