Emma Bunton shared photos from her secret wedding ceremony with her longtime partner, and her dress is everything we imagined for an adult baby Spice.
The former Spice Girl stunned fans Tuesday with the surprise announcement of her wedding to the father of her two children, Jade Jones.
Emma married the singer-turned-chef in a private ceremony over a decade after her first engagement. The pop legend gave her followers on Instagram an insight into the romantic occasion and posted a cute photo of the bride and groom on her profile and story.
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And while it may have been over two decades since the Spice Girls split, it looks like the ’90s star hasn’t given up on her iconic girl-band style. Emma’s wedding dress certainly reflected the Baby Spice aesthetic and the short skirts and bright colors that made up her playful wardrobe at the time.
Mel B, Mel C and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) in 1997
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The band in Cannes, France
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The singer, who never liked fussy details and billowing silhouettes, chose to swap vows in a white Miu Miu mini dress with sheer sleeves and a ruffled bib. She ditched the traditional veil and train and instead added a floor-length cloak and floral headband. The summer outfit was rounded off with delicate sandals and a bouquet of fresh flowers – and of course a beloved smile.
Jade, who became known as the lead singer of the British boy band Damage in the 90s, also rocked an unorthodox look for the big day. The R&B musician-turned-five-star chef took groomswear to a whole new level, performing in a Gucci blazer, cream pants and white sneakers. He also opted for some cool headgear and wore a brown trilby hat to complement his camel jacket.
The couple’s famous friends were quick to share their reaction to the happy news on social media, with many posting their congratulations under the announcement.
“Congratulations beautiful people,” wrote The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes.
“Congratulations, I love you both so much !!” Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, commented.
Mel B, Scary Spice of the band, also joined the excitement with a simple “Yippieee 😘😍😍”.
Emma and Jade met in 1998 after a Spice Girls show and have two children, ages 10 and 13. Despite being together for over 20 years, marriage has never been a huge priority for the couple. Emma refuted rumors that the two were engaged back in 2008, telling Closer magazine that she “didn’t need a wedding to justify their relationship”.
However, she seems to have had a change of heart in recent years. She hinted at the possibility of getting married in 2017, revealing that she and Jade already considered each other to be spouses. “It would be nice, wouldn’t it? I should take care of it. He already calls me his wife and I call him my husband, ”she told The Sun’s Fabulous magazine.
Congratulations, Emma and Jade!