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Inside Louisa Lytton and Ben Bhanvra’s VERY flashy engagement bash

EastEnders star Louisa Lytton gave her fans a sneak peek inside her lively engagement party on Sunday as she and her fiancé Ben Bhanvra celebrated the happy news they are getting married.

Glasses of champagne were flowing as the actress, 30, and her love invited all their closest friends to one of the nine locations of the Balls Brothers of London for a slice of their bespoke three-tier floral cake in celebration.

The giggling soap star, who plays Ruby Allen in Albert Square, cuddled up to her American beau while they posed for a string of hilarious photographs before they cut their special cake.

Inside Louisa Lytton and Ben Bhanvra's VERY flashy engagement bash: Giggling EastEnders star stunned in a gold dress as she was gifted a picture of her dream Maldives proposal, indulged on bespoke floral cake and partied with pals on Sunday

Happy: The giggling soap star, who plays Ruby Allen in Albert Square, cuddled up to her American beau while they posed for a string of hilarious photographs before they cut their special cake

Inside Louisa Lytton and Ben Bhanvra’s VERY flashy engagement bash: Giggling EastEnders star stunned in a gold dress as she was gifted a picture of her dream Maldives proposal, indulged on bespoke floral cake and partied with pals on Sunday

Free-flowing confetti fluttered through the air and covered the floor as the engaged pair threw back their heads and laughed.

In a heart-warming video, the duo gazed lovingly into each other’s eyes while they cut the cake during their party for all of their guests to indulge on. 

Guests — including the likes of The Bill star Rhea S Bailey and actress Mariannaneo Georgiou — tucked into the delicious sponge cake which was decorated with fresh roses, golden ribbon and a ‘That’s Amore’ sign. 

‘Still going,’ Louisa penned on her Instagram stories over a picture of her own slice of cake. 

Hungry anyone? Glasses of champagne were flowing as the actress, 30, and her love invited all their closest friends to one of the nine locations of the Balls Brothers of London for a slice of their bespoke three-tier floral cake in celebration

Hungry anyone? Glasses of champagne were flowing as the actress, 30, and her love invited all their closest friends to one of the nine locations of the Balls Brothers of London for a slice of their bespoke three-tier floral cake in celebration

Pictured: The lovebirds were bestowed with the picture-perfect gift for their upcoming nuptials; a framed snap which captured the moment Ben got down on one knee during their Maldives getaway

Pictured: The lovebirds were bestowed with the picture-perfect gift for their upcoming nuptials; a framed snap which captured the moment Ben got down on one knee during their Maldives getaway 

Endless: 'Still going,' Louisa penned on her Instagram stories over a picture of her own slice of cake

Glam: Louisa showed off her statement earrings when she posed for snaps

Endless: ‘Still going,’ Louisa penned on her Instagram stories over a picture of her own slice of cake

Delicious: In a heart-warming video, the duo gazed lovingly into each other's eyes while they cut the cake during their party for all of their guests to indulge on

Delicious: In a heart-warming video, the duo gazed lovingly into each other’s eyes while they cut the cake during their party for all of their guests to indulge on

The lovebirds were bestowed with the picture-perfect gift for their upcoming nuptials; a framed snap which captured the moment Ben got down on one knee during their Maldives getaway.  

In line with the golden and white colour scheme, hordes of balloons were scattered across the venue to mark Louisa and Ben’s engagement.

The engagement party comes just two months after the EastEnders star, who plays Ruby Allen in the soap, told OK! that Ben proposed during a romantic getaway to the Maldives for her 30th birthday on May 6.

The actress told the publication that she ‘burst into tears’ when he popped the question and is planning a 2021 wedding in America. 

Forever fun! Free-flowing confetti fluttered through the air and covered the floor like carpets of snow

Giddy: The engaged pair threw back their heads and laughed

 Forever fun! Free-flowing confetti fluttered through the air and covered the floor like carpets of snow while the engaged pair threw back their heads and laughed

So wonderful: Louisa looked breathtaking in a golden dress as she partied with her pals at the bash

So wonderful: Louisa looked breathtaking in a golden dress as she partied with her pals at the bash

Decorated! In line with the golden and white colour scheme, hordes of balloons were scattered across the venue to mark Louisa and Ben's engagement

Decorated! In line with the golden and white colour scheme, hordes of balloons were scattered across the venue to mark Louisa and Ben’s engagement

Party time! Guests — including the likes of The Bill star Rhea S Bailey and actress Mariannaneo Georgiou — tucked into the delicious sponge cake which was decorated with fresh roses, golden ribbon and a 'That's Amore' sign

Party time! Guests — including the likes of The Bill star Rhea S Bailey and actress Mariannaneo Georgiou — tucked into the delicious sponge cake which was decorated with fresh roses, golden ribbon and a ‘That’s Amore’ sign

Ben, who moved in with Louisa in the spring of 2018, just four months after they met, admitted the proposal didn’t quite go to plan. 

Ben told the publication: ‘I took Louisa to a quiet part of the island where I knew no one else would be around.

‘I told her I wanted to fly my drone to get some aerial pictures of the island, although really I wanted it to capture a video of the moment I proposed. 

Happy news: EastEnders star Louisa got engaged to Ben after he proposal in The Maldives... (despite it all going a little pear-shaped) in May

Happy news: EastEnders star Louisa got engaged to Ben after he proposal in The Maldives… (despite it all going a little pear-shaped) in May

A dream come true: Louisa shared a picture of her diamond ring on social media on Monday

A dream come true: Louisa shared a picture of her diamond ring on social media on Monday

Happy news: The couple had been celebrating Louisa's 30th birthday on a holiday in The Maldives when the proposal occurred

Happy news: The couple had been celebrating Louisa’s 30th birthday on a holiday in The Maldives when the proposal occurred 

‘As soon as I got it up in the air and reached to get the ring from the bag a cleaner walked past and was so mesmerised by the drone he was just stood next to us staring at it for ages. 

‘I had to wait for him to leave. The cleaner finally disappeared so I got a speaker out of my bag that I was going to use to play a song for when I proposed but the Wi-Fi signal was bad so I couldn’t get it to play.’ 

Ben said he just got so frustrated that he grabbed the ring and got down on one knee. 

Oh dear: Ben, who moved in with Louisa in the spring of 2018, just four months after they met, admitted the proposal didn’t quite go to plan when they were interrupted by a cleaner

Oh dear: Ben, who moved in with Louisa in the spring of 2018, just four months after they met, admitted the proposal didn’t quite go to plan when they were interrupted by a cleaner

Louisa said she never would have thought five years ago that this would happen for her but has known for some time that Ben was the one for her.

In December, Louisa gushed over their relationship as she said: ‘Benny moved into my flat in February, four months after we met. It’s all been very fast but once we found each other we didn’t see the point in hanging about.’ 

She said that she now wants to start a family, saying: ‘I want at least two children and Ben wants three so we’ll have to get cracking pretty soon after the wedding!

Let the good times roll: Louisa admitted she cried when Benny proposed and they are planning on marrying in America in 2021

Let the good times roll: Louisa admitted she cried when Benny proposed and they are planning on marrying in America in 2021

‘I can’t wait to have babies, I’m very maternal so it’s been my dream for a long time to be a mum.’ 

Louisa made a dramatic return to EastEnders late last year, as her character Ruby Allen made a comeback to Albert Square after a staggering 12 years away.

Speaking on This Morning, Louisa previously revealed she was nervous about returning to EastEnders amid her character Ruby’s harrowing rape storyline.

In shock: Louisa said she never would have thought five years ago that this would happen for her

In shock: Louisa said she never would have thought five years ago that this would happen for her

She said: ‘[Producer] John York rang me and said we’d love to bring your character back. Obviously I was a bit nervous, but so far, so good.

‘I said to John about the storyline please can we have help from an organisation. You know, it’s not just another rape storyline on a soap.

‘We are highlighting the difference between rape and consented sex it’s not black and white. It’s a grey area.’

Before returning to the soap, Louisa had said she had been struggling to make ends meet and had found work as a receptionist.  

Her job: Louisa (right) is best known for playing Ruby Allen in beloved BBC1 soap, EastEnders

Her job: Louisa (right) is best known for playing Ruby Allen in beloved BBC1 soap, EastEnders 

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