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Inside Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas’ engagement party

She’s been on cloud nine since her ex Coronation Street star boyfriend proposed during a romantic trip to Italy‘s Amalfi Coast last month.

And Lucy Mecklenburgh looked every inch the radiant bride-to-be as she gave fans a glimpse of her engagement party to fiancé Ryan Thomas on Friday.

The former TOWIE star, 27, wowed in a glittering, champagne ballgown as she took to Instagram ahead of her star-studded bash on a boat in London

Glowing: Lucy Mecklenburgh looked every inch the radiant bride-to-be as she gave fans a glimpse of her engagement party to fiancé Ryan Thomas on Friday

Husband and wife to-be: Lucy flashed her huge diamond sparkler as she headed to the party with beau Ryan, 35, with the loved-up pair joking around in the car ahead of their big night

Glowing: Lucy Mecklenburgh looked every inch the radiant bride-to-be as she gave fans a glimpse of her engagement party to fiancé Ryan Thomas on Friday

Loved-up:  Lucy and her beau Ryan, 35, had the night of their lives as they danced among friends during the star-studded boat party on the river Thames

Loved-up:  Lucy and her beau Ryan, 35, had the night of their lives as they danced among friends during the star-studded boat party on the river Thames

Gazing into the camera, Lucy showed off her stunning look for the night as she panned down showing the shimmering, strapless gown in all its glory. 

The clip also showcased her beautiful hairdo, with the star’s raven tresses styled into a chic up-do, with curly wisps of hair teased down. 

Her features were accentuated with a rich palette of make-up which included a smoky eye and glossy lips.

Completing her look, Lucy added a metallic clutch bag, a gold watch and large, studded earrings.  

Lovely: The couple's sumptuous six-tier cake was a real showstopper, with the design paying homage to their time in Italy's Amalfi Coast (where they got engaged), featuring blue and white tile patterns and adorned red and yellow flowers

Lovely: The couple’s sumptuous six-tier cake was a real showstopper, with the design paying homage to their time in Italy’s Amalfi Coast (where they got engaged), featuring blue and white tile patterns and adorned red and yellow flowers

Shimmering: The former TOWIE star, 27, wowed in a glittering, champagne ballgown as she took to Instagram with Scott Thomas ahead of her star-studded bash on a boat in London.

Shimmering: The former TOWIE star, 27, wowed in a glittering, champagne ballgown as she took to Instagram with Scott Thomas ahead of her star-studded bash on a boat in London.

Lucy excitedly gave her 1.4 million social media fans an insight of her party prep as she excitedly sat down and got her make-up done with her girlfriends at the 5 star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel. 

Dressed in a floral red dress, the fitness guru smirked to the camera as she got ready with her girlfriends – including ex TOWIE co-star and pal Lydia Bright – while brother-in-law to be Scott Thomas filmed the moment. 

Lucy flashed her huge diamond sparkler as she headed to the party with beau Ryan, 35, with the loved-up pair joking around in the car ahead of their big night. 

Ryan himself cut a dapper figure as he donned a smart beige suit, a white T-shirt and trendy, rounded shades.  

The couple clearly spared no expense for the swanky bash, which took place on a boat near Tower Bridge, with the venue featuring a large balloon installation, an Ibiza DJ and a stunning six-tier engagement cake.  

Beautiful: She completed her look with a metallic clutch bag, a gold watch and large, studded earrings

Princess: Her features were accentuated with a rich palette of make-up which included a smoky eye and glossy lips

Beautiful: Her features were accentuated with a rich palette of make-up which included a smoky eye and glossy lips, while she completed her look with a metallic clutch bag, a gold watch and large, studded earrings

Time to party: The couple clearly spared no expense for the swanky bash, which took place on a boat near Tower Bridge, with the venue featuring a large balloon installation, an Ibiza DJ and a stunning six-tier engagement cake

Time to party: The couple clearly spared no expense for the swanky bash, which took place on a boat near Tower Bridge, with the venue featuring a large balloon installation, an Ibiza DJ and a stunning six-tier engagement cake

Ready to go: The couple were seen heading to their star-studded bash with pals with Lucy looking ultra glam in her champagne dress, while Ryan looked smart in his beige suit

Ready to go: The couple were seen heading to their star-studded bash with pals with Lucy looking ultra glam in her champagne dress, while Ryan looked smart in his beige suit

Boat party: The pair hired out a huge boat to host their celebrations, with their family and friends seen partying away as the vessel sailed on the River Thames

Boat party: The pair hired out a huge boat to host their celebrations, with their family and friends seen partying away as the vessel sailed on the River Thames

The entrance to the bash featured giant wooden, light-up letters which spelled out ‘LOVE’, with the feature surrounded by colourful balloons and flowers. 

Dotted around the dance floor there were further balloon installations featuring bright, bold colours as well as light-up ceiling which added a cool look to the room.

Meanwhile, the couple’s sumptuous six-tier cake was a real showstopper, with the design paying homage to their time in Italy’s Amalfi Coast (where they got engaged), featuring blue and white tile patterns and adorned red and yellow flowers.

The dessert was surrounded by a plethora of flowers and gold and white balloons, while a white trellis featured the couple’s names in gold lettering. 

Elegant touches: The entrance to the bash featured giant wooden, light-up letters which spelled out 'LOVE', with the feature surrounded by colourful balloons and flowers

Elegant touches: The entrance to the bash featured giant wooden, light-up letters which spelled out ‘LOVE’, with the feature surrounded by colourful balloons and flowers

Daily Mail UK

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