Price arrives at blessing in A-Team van

Price arrives at blessing in A-Team van

Katie Price used a replica A-Team van as a wedding car today as she had her marriage to cage fighter husband Alex Reid blessed at a lavish church ceremony.

A veil of secrecy surrounded the celebrations as guests were reportedly asked to sign confidentiality agreements and to hand in their mobile phones at the door.

Despite the choice of transport to church, the event at St Paul's Church, Woldingham, Surrey, was a much grander affair than the hasty shirt-and-jeans approach adopted for the original low-key nuptials held in Las Vegas in February.

Family and guests arrived at the picturesque village church in Range Rovers and a coach with the banner: "Congratulations Katie and Alex" on the front.

But as the guests, including Danielle Lloyd and Melinda Messenger, stepped into the church, they were shielded from waiting photographers with umbrellas and sheets.

It is understood that guests were made to wait for up to two hours before Price arrived at the church.

Scuffles broke out between photographers and bouncers as the A-Team van pulled up bringing Price to the church.

A crowd of about 40 people had gathered outside the church hoping to get a glimpse of Price.

Local resident Elaine Benjamins, 54, said: "We had come to the school fete but we got a bit distracted when we saw that this was happening.

"I think it's wonderful, why not? It's a big occasion for her, good luck to her, although I prefer the ex.

"They've managed to keep it a pretty good secret otherwise I'm sure there would have been more people here.

"We're hoping the school fete might get a few more visitors now."

However, other residents of Woldingham seemed nonplussed by the spotlight being thrown on their small village.

One shopkeeper said: "Someone told me it was happening here but I haven't seen anything, I haven't really taken any notice."

The ceremony may have taken place away from the eyes of the Press but it is set to feature in a three-part television series called 'Katie & Alex: For Better, For Worse', to be screened later this summer on ITV2.

Following the church blessing, Price and Reid left in the A-Team van and the guests were taken back to Price's former marital home with Peter Andre in the village.

A huge marquee was erected in its grounds for the party with a second one put up in her other home in West Sussex, apparently as a decoy.

The Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, Surrey, had also been rumoured as a possible location.

A member of staff said: "I wish it had been held here but that appears to have been a smokescreen."

Price, aka Jordan, was pictured earlier this week in a flowing pink dress at a Barbie-inspired hen party at a five-star hotel in London.

The 32-year-old glamour girl has already shared some details of the event.

In a recent TV interview, she said: "It's going to be great sharing this fantastic day with my friends and family. I can't wait to celebrate our love for each other again."

Reid said: "Seeing her walk down the aisle again and being able to share it with the people we love will make this truly memorable."

The couple's decision to cash in by allowing the cameras in to cover the ceremony contrasts with the relative secrecy that surrounded their whirlwind trip down the aisle in Las Vegas in February.

But it is understood there is no magazine deal in place for this marriage, unlike Price's wedding to first husband Peter Andre.

Price, who had glittering, pink-fuelled nuptials when she wed Andre, said her latest wedding event was going to be a homegrown DIY affair.

"We're all going to do it as a family thing, how really it should be done, not how other people tell you to do it," she said recently.

"We're not going to have a wedding planner, we're literally going to do it ourselves."

The blessing comes just days before Price makes another stab at a music career with a new single 'Free To Love Again' which is due out on July 12.

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