JLS member Marvin Humes and his wife, Rochelle, have revealed exclusive details and photos to Hello! magazine (U.K. edition) about their dream wedding, which took place on July 27, 2012, at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, England. The newlywed couple is on the cover of Hello!’s August 13, 2012 issue, which includes an exclusive interview with 27-year-old Marvin and 23-year-old Rochelle.
Rochelle, who is a member of the Saturdays, has legally changed her last name from Wiseman (her maiden name) to Humes.
JLS came in second place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2008.
As previously reported, the other members of JLS were groomsmen at the wedding, while the other members of the Saturdays were bridesmaids. Alexandra Burke, Olly Murs, Tulisa Contostavlos and One Direction members Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan were among the “X Factor” U.K. stars who also attended the wedding. Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud was also a wedding guest.
The day after the wedding, several of these guests joined the bride and groom for a drinks reception at the Feathers Hotel in Woodstock.
The Hello! article about the Humes wedding includes these details:
- The bride wore a Vera Wang wedding gown and was given away by former soccer star Paul Ince.
- The wedding’s color dress code was black and white.
- Burke and Murs joined JLS and the Saturdays on stage to perform at the wedding reception.
Marvin commented to Hello! about the moments before he and Rochelle exchanged their wedding vows: “When the music started up and I knew Rochelle had arrived, I was desperate to turn around and look at her. We hadn’t spoken all day and had spent the previous night apart. I’d missed her and I couldn’t wait to see her. But so many people had said to me that I shouldn’t turn around – that it was unlucky.
“Then, when I looked to my left and she was there, oh man, she looked unbelievable; more beautiful than I’ve ever seen her look. Her face, her smile, the dress, everything … She was absolutely stunning.”
Rochelle told Hello! that she started to cry when she and Marvin said their wedding vows: “It just hit me, what we were saying to each other. It was all so overwhelming, I couldn’t stop myself from crying. I looked at Marvin and his eyes were glassy. I kept thinking he might go too, but he held it down.”
After the wedding celebration, Marvin and Rochelle took a short trip to Portugal’s Algarve Coast before returning to London on August 4, 2012. JLS is headlining a U.K. tour through September 2012. The newlyweds told Hello! that in December 2012, they plan to have their real honeymoon in the Maldives, where they got engaged in December 2011. The couple began dating in 2010.