Fleur East has revealed that her wedding dress was the first one she tried on before marrying designer Marcel Badiane-Robin in Morocco.
In her first TV appearance since the big day, the former X Factor star, 31, appeared on Tuesday’s This Morning to reveal she didn’t try out any other gowns before her lavish nuptials earlier this month.
Fleur also revealed the touching meaning behind the ‘heartfelt’ speech her husband gave during the reception, as he spoke in fluent English after having to learn the language from scratch.
Speaking live from Crete as a presenter of This Morning’s Inch Loss Island segment, the singer said: ‘It was the first dress that I tried on and all my friends were there my sister my mum and they said *gasp* ”it’s so dramatic.”
‘I thought when am I gonna get this chance to be dramatic, I felt like a princess.’
Fleur stunned in a strapless gown by J’Aton Couture with an intricate beaded bodice and dramatic, ruffled skirt as she walked down the aisle with Marcel.
It proved to be a lavish occasion with many of Fleur’s closest friends in attendance, including her I’m A Celebrity co-star Harry Redknapp, who she said acted as the ‘chief wine pourer’ during the reception.
Beautiful: Fleur East has revealed that her wedding dress was the first one she tried on before marrying designer Marcel Badiane-Robin in Morocco
The star also recalled a heartfelt tale she recently posted to Instagram, which saw Marcel deliver a speech in fluent English, after moving to the UK years earlier to become a successful fashion designer.
Fleur said: ‘He is incredible to come from Senegal then to France not speak a word of English.
‘He’s amazing he designed his suit on the day, and he delivered his speech fluently in English.’
Lovely: The former X Factor star, 31, also spoke about the touching story behind husband Marcel’s ‘heartfelt’ speech, which she also recalled in a touching social media post (above)
Exciting: In her first TV appearance since tying the knot, Fleur said she never tried on any other dresses, before she walked down the aisle
After her big day, Fleur paid a touching tribute to Marcel in a candid Instagram post, along with another beautiful snap from their big day.
Following her romantic nuptials, Fleur took to Instagram to post a touching tribute to her new husband, with a lengthy description offering some insight into Marcel’s incredible journey to success.
She wrote: ‘We came from nothing and worked hard, pushing each other to chase our dreams. Nine years ago my husband could hardly speak English after he travelled from Senegal to France, then to England and had a dream of owning his own clothing line.
‘A week ago we got married and he wore a suit he designed himself, delivered the most heartfelt speech eloquently in English and now has a brand that has gone from strength to strength @marr_ldn.
‘So proud of what he has achieved and even more proud to call him my husband. I wore the dress of my dreams and married the man of my dreams while celebrating our dream wedding together. I’m so grateful.’
Sweet: Fleur also revealed that Marcel delivered a speech in fluent English, after having to learn the language from scratch
Earlier this week Fleur revealed she had married partner Marcel three months after they first announced their engagement, under the magnificent backdrop of the Atlas mountains.
Speaking to HELLO! about their big day, Fleur said: ‘I’m just excited to call Marcel my husband. Our wedding was perfect. The weather was amazing, the skies were so clear, every single guest was invested in the day and all got on with each other.’
‘The love in the congregation was overwhelming. I’ll never forget the feeling. I took in every single second of it.’
Describing the moment he saw his wife to be for the first time, Marcel explained: ‘When I saw Fleur in her dress I felt like the luckiest man in the universe, not just the world…She looked so beautiful, I just want to do it all over again.’
Excited: Fleur was appearing on This Morning live from Crete to present the Inch Loss Island segment
Superstar: The I’m A Celebrity star told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that although it wasn’t planned, she grabbed a mic and belted out her biggest hit Sax to her guests
And the star admitted that although it wasn’t planned, she grabbed a mic and belted out her biggest hit to her guests, before serenading her husband with an Alicia Keys number.
‘I actually ended up performing in the end’, Fleur confessed. ‘The DJ put Sax on and handed me the microphone! I had a feeling that was going to happen
‘Then he asked me to sing for my husband and I sang ‘If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys – it was the first song that came to my head! It was actually a really nice moment.’
Fleur and Marcel first met in 2010 while they were both working in a nightclub but have mostly kept their relationship out of the spotlight.
Low-key: Fleur and Marcel first met in 2010 while they were both working in a nightclub but have mostly kept their relationship out of the spotlight (pictured above in February 2016)