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Inside Jermain Defoe’s magical wedding with ’emotional’ aisle walk and bespoke dress

Former footballer Jermain Defoe married Donna Tierney earlier this month

Jermain Defoe tied the knot in a glamorous wedding ceremony earlier this month

Former footballer Jermain Defoe married his fiance Donna Tierney in a lavish wedding ceremony earlier this month, with the couple enjoying a three-day celebration.

The former footballer, 39, married his beauty therapist beau at a Cliveden House, a picturesque country house located in Berkshire, where Meghan Markle is said to have stayed the night before her wedding to Prince Harry.

Jermain – who played for the England national football team during his career – and Donna were surrounded by more than 300 guests as they tied the knot, with the bride wearing a bespoke lace-sleeved regal gown that had been eight-months in the making.

Jermain Defoe (centre left) and his partner Donna Tierney (centre right) tied the knot recently

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Details of their glamorous nuptials have been shared by the couple in OK! magazine this week, with Jermain opening up to the outlet about getting emotional seeing his bride walking down the aisle towards him.

He said: “When I turned around and saw her from a distance, my eyes just started welling up. I tried to compose myself, but I’m an emotional person anyway.”

Jermain recalled that as she approached him at the end of the aisle, it felt like a “special” moment. He said: “She held my hand and she was shaking. I remember saying to her, ‘Just relax’.”

“As soon as I locked eyes with Jermain I just felt the calmness,” said Donna, who has changed her surname to Defoe. “It was so special. It felt like a fairy tale.”

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