18 June 2018Beth Tweddle marries long-term beau Andy Allen in stunning Cheshire ceremony as she 'opens a new book' after horrific accident on The Jump
Beth Tweddle has married her long-term beau Andy Allen in a stunning ceremony in Cheshire.
The gymnast, 33, looked breathtaking in a flowing white gown as she tied the knot with the finance director at the Grade I listed Dorfold Hall in Nantwich.
Speaking to Hello! after her big day, the Olympic medallist admitted she was looking forward to 'opening the new book' of married life - after a gruelling two-year recovery from her horrific skiing accident on Channel 4's The Jump.
I do: Beth Tweddle has married her long-term beau Andy Allen in a stunning ceremony at Dorfold Hall in Cheshire
Tough time: The Olympian admitted she was looking forward to 'opening the new book' of married life - after her horrific skiing accident on Channel 4's The Jump
The couple were the picture of wedded bliss as they stood hand-in-hand, in front of the beautiful Jacobean mansion.
Slipping into an elegant dress and veil and sporting a loose curled up-do, the brunette looked effortlessly elegant as she posed with her new husband, between two classic cars.
The couple married at St Boniface Church in the gymnast's home of Bunbury, before hosting a lavish reception at the nearby Dorfold Hall.
A number of famous faces were in attendance, including The One Show's Matt Baker, while her former Dancing On Ice partner Daniel Whiston acted as the master of ceremonies.
Ouch: Beth went crashing into barrier after one of her jumps, leaving her with two broken vertebrae in her neck - and unable to walk, dress or shower for many months
Describing the day as 'magical', Beth also revealed her wedding had been particularly special, as it marked the end of a traumatic time in her life.
Speaking to the magazine after the ceremony, the athlete revealed she has only just started to recover from the horrific injury she attained during her time on The Jump in 2016.
Beth went crashing into barrier after one of her jumps, leaving her with two broken vertebrae in her neck - and unable to walk, dress or shower for many months.
Revealing she is still not back to full health after two years of treatment, she said: 'There are still moments where I’ll do something and it hits home that it happened. I’m not 100 per cent better yet, physically or mentally.'
However, she did admit that marriage marked a new, much more positive chapter of her life - helping her look forward to the future, despite her injury.
'It’s like we’re opening up a new book. We’re excited about the future and have loads to look forward to,' she said.
'We’re ambitious, love to travel and we’re still bedding into our new house… and we’d love a family so who knows. Watch this space!'
The pair became engaged in Brazil during the 2016 Rio Olympics, after two years of dating.
Besotted: The pair became engaged in Brazil during the 2016 Rio Olympics, after two years of dating (pictured in December 2017)