LAST UPDATED: 18th May 2015 at 11:35am

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Geri Halliwell is a married woman! She tied the knot to F1 boss Christian Horner at St. Mary's Church in Woburn, Bedfordshire on Friday afternoon.

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Her nine-year-old daughter, Bluebell, played bridesmaid in a light blue dress with a floral crown and bouquet of white freesias.

Celebrity friends of the couple included TV presenters Amanda Holden and Myleene Klass, comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders and not forgetting Geri's former Spice Girls bandmate, Emma Bunton. F1 legends including Sir Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda also attended the ceremony.

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On the morning of the wedding, Geri posted a series of Instagrams signalling that she was following the wedding tradition: "something old, something blue, something borrowed, something new." Her "something new" came in the form of her wedding dress:

Something new ❤️

A photo posted by Geri Halliwell (@therealgerihalliwell) on

It was Phillipa Lepley the former Spice Girl called upon to create her wedding dress: a white, corseted gown with lace overlay and three quarter length sleeves.

Phillipa is well known for her expert corsetry, full skirts and timeless masterpieces. Discussing Geri's dress, she said "the cut defines the female form, and still gives drama with the huge skirt. It is a fairy-tale classic which will remain timeless."

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Phillipa told Hello! that the design originally came from couture collection, but the pair then worked together to create a "bespoke version especially for her".

Taking to Instagram, Phillipa posted a picture of Geri's dress: 

And in the early hours of Saturday morning, the new Mrs Horner tweeted her 365,000 followers to publically thank her guests for making the day "so special":

Congratulations, newlyweds! OdC

LAST UPDATED: 12th May 2015 at 9:35am

Geri Halliwell has gathered her hens for a night of celebration ahead of her wedding to Christian Horner.

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The former Spice Girl, 42, took to Instagram to share a picture of the bash at a private dining club in London.

A source revealed to the Sunday Mirror; "Geri had a lovely night with close friends and family - people she totally trusts, is comfortable with and has known for years."

The insider added; "She can't wait to walk down the aisle now. It was very personal."

Girl's night out ����

A photo posted by Geri Halliwell (@therealgerihalliwell) on

The evening was organised by her sister, who also showcased some enviable baking skills by whipping up a chocolate cake complete with M&Ms and Kitkats.

I wish i could say I made this , my sister did. ����

A photo posted by Geri Halliwell (@therealgerihalliwell) on

Hello! magazine reports that the couple are believed to be saying 'I do' at Syon House in West London this Friday.

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And what about the all-important dress? The magazine revealed that the bride has apparently taken regal inspiration on all things fashion.

Geri is reportedly wearing a gown by Sarah Burton, who made the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress, whilst her sister Natalie - and maid-of-honour on the big day - will wear Nicki Macfarlane, who dressed the bridesmaids at the royal wedding.

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What a chic choice! Here's hoping that Geri shares a snap or two on the day… SH

LAST UPDATED:  11th November 2014 at 10:13am

It seems Sherlock has sparked a trend for celeb newspaper announcements!

Ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, 42, has joined Benedict Cumberbatch in taking to print to announce her engagement. The singer will wed the boss of the Red Bull Formula One team, Christian Horner, 40, whom she has been dating since March.

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The similarly discreet notice in The Times reads, 'Mr C.E.J. Horner OBE and Geri Halliwell, The engagement is announced between Christian, son of Mr and Mrs G.M. Horner and Geraldine, daughter of the late Mr L.F. Halliwell and Mrs A Parkinson.'

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Geri has taken to Twitter this morning to share her excitement; 'Christian and I are delighted to announce that we are engaged!  We're both very happy.'

So sweet  - congratulations you two! SH

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