It was Geri’s big day on Friday, but where were her former bandmates?
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell finally said ‘I Do’ yesterday, in a lavish ceremony at the historic Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire. The pop star married Formula One team boss Christian Horner in front of a host of famous faces and at the recepition she even indulged in a solo rendition of Spice Girls hit ‘Wannabe’. But why was Emma Bunton the only ex-Spice Girl in attendance?
Geri and Christian after saying 'I do'.
Sporty Spice Mel C failed to make Geri’s big day thanks to her job on the other side of the world. The singer was unable to make it back it back in time for the ceremony after appearing as a judge on 'Asia's Got Talent' which aired it’s finale espied on May 14th.
Victoria Beckham’s work commitments in the Far East also prevented her from attending, the fashion designer was said to be heading to Singapore on Friday to promote her clothing line. Victoria did, however, show she was thinking of her former bandmate on her big day, sharing an old picture of herself and Halliwell on Twitter with the caption,’ Sending u love and happiness.Im so sad I couldn't be with you on your special day x I love u x’.
Also sending well wishes via Twitter was former Scary Spice Mel B who wrote, "Wishing you the most beautiful special day of your life, I love you xxxx”. It’s not known why Mel, who currently reside in the US, was unable to attend but her three year old daughter Madison was scheduled to be one of the bridesmaids.
Celebrities who did attend the ceremony included Myleene Klass, Jennifer Saunders, Amanda Holden and Dawn French along with some of motor racing’s biggest names. Geri’s sister Natalie served as maid of honour, while Emma Bunton’s sons Beau and Tate were page boys and Geri’s nine year old daughter Bluebell was a bridesmaid.
According to The Mirror Geri treated the guests and her new husband to a rendition of the Spice Girl’s first hit ‘Wannabe’, a song which has become something of an in-joke for the couple. “Before they went on their first date, Christian googled Geri – and found a video of her doing the song. Geri found it hilarious that he had to research her beforehand and the song has become a running joke.” a source told the newspaper.
Writing on Twitter, Geri later shared her joy over the big day, telling her followers, ‘Most amazing day of our lives. Thank you to everyone who made it so special.’ The 42 year old has aldready changed her name to Geri Horner on the social media site.