Tamara Ecclestone and Jay Rutland head over heels in France
13 JUNE 2013Tamara Ecclestone has reportedly married her fiancé Jay Rutland in a lavish ceremony on the French Riviera. The couple are believed to have said 'I do' at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, a luxury five star hotel ten miles from Monaco.
Following their romantic ceremony, the newlyweds hosted a lavish party to celebrate. Dressed all in white, Tamara, Jay and their host of guests partied on the beach with plenty of drinking and dancing.
Wearing a white bikini and kaftan, Tamara debuted her gliterring diamond wedding ring as the sun-kissed couple embraced in the water before heading on a yacht trip together.
Tamara and Jay
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Helping the couple mark the start of their married life were their A-list friends, Jason Statham and his girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sean Connery and Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts.
Speaking in the past about her wedding plans, Tamara said already had an idea about the song for her first dance.
"My dream is to have Lionel Richie – and All Night Long as the first song," said Tamara. "I'm so corny."
But it could be that her dream came true as Lionel Richie, Elton John, Calvin Harris and Mark Ronson are all believed to have performed.
Petra chose a floor-length white and gold dress for he sister's wedding party, wearing her golden locks in a long plait. The girls' father, Bernie Ecclestone, and mother Slavica, also arrived on the sunny French coast to see Tamara and Jay tie the knot just over a year after Petra's nuptials.
Petra and her husband James, an art dealer, enjoyed a three day ceremony which included live performances from the Black Eyed Peas and Eric Clapton. The event was initially believed to cost around £1.3m but the sum of £12m, was made aware to Bernie after the wedding took place.
At the time he commented: "My younger daughter got married and I thought, as the father of the bride, I should pay for the wedding," before later branding the extravagant ceremony "absurd."
Petra and her husband James Stunt on their wedding day
"Our engagement has been very sudden and I get that there are people who won't understand that and will read things into it," she says. "But my response to that would be, 'When you know, you know.'
"The thing is, I'd heard people say that before and I'd never really understood it, because I hadn't experienced it for myself. But when I met Jay, I just knew this was the man I was going to marry."
The couple were introduced by mutual friends in January and were together for a month when Jay proposed in Dubai.
"I don't think the amount of time you are together has anything to do with it," Tamara says. "All I know is that I have never felt more comfortable with anyone so quickly, or felt as happy as I feel right now."