Mummy Diaries long-awaited wedding special left die-hard fans weeping with joy on Wednesday night, as they finally saw the moment that Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd tied the knot.
In a 90-minute special the couple finally said ‘I do’ in front of 95 guests in a beautiful Maldives ceremony, after five years together and over a year of planning to reach the big moment.
Viewers took to Twitter to share their delight at finally seeing the couple exchange their vows, after the build-up was fraught with drama and chaos.
At last! Mummy Diaries long-awaited wedding special left die-hard fans weeping with joy on Wednesday night, as they finally saw the moment that Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd tied the knot
Despite a frantic day which saw Greg waiting in the hot sunshine, the groom was left stunned as Billie finally made her way down the aisle in a beautiful lace wedding gown.
As they exchanged their vows, the delighted couple admitted that they were completely entranced by one another, as Greg paid a cheeky tribute to Billie’s amazing figure by joking she had ‘the best a**e in the business.’
Sam also paid a touching tribute to her sister in an incredibly moving speech that the mother-of-two close to tears.
She said: ‘It feels like yesterday when we were all standing in the sea in Ibiza, and I said to Greg ”you fancy my sister don’t you?” and he said ”yes.” I told Billie straight away.
We’re married! In a 90-minute special the couple finally said ‘I do’ in front of 95 guests in a beautiful Maldives ceremony, after eight years together and over a year of planning to reach the big moment
Mr and Mrs: The couple finally exchanged vows in a lavish Maldives ceremony, after build-up which had been fraught with drama and chaos
Over the moon: And as Billie and Greg were finally declared husband and wife – and sealed the moment with a kiss to Mr Blue Sky by The Electric Light Orchestra – fans wept with joy
‘I’m so happy that my big sister is marrying the man of her dreams, she may not tell you that Greg, thank you for making me an auntie to Nelly and Arthur.
‘Being here in the Maldives with all your family and friends is going to be an unforgettable celebration, I love you both with all your heart, and welcome officially to the family Greg.’
And as Billie and Greg were finally declared husband and wife – and sealed the moment with a kiss to Mr Blue Sky by The Electric Light Orchestra – fans wept with joy as they congratulated the couple with an endless sea of tweets.
One viewer posted: ‘@Billie Fiers and Greg #MummyDiaries The wedding was amazing! You looked beautiful and I couldn’t stop crying. Congratulations to you both.’
Another added: ‘Such a beautiful wedding, was so emotional by the end,’ while a third posted: ‘#MummyDiaries has me in tears I love seeing people in love.’
One elated viewer also tweeted: ‘Can someone either propose OR take me to The Maldives cause this episode of #TheMummyDiaries is killing me ???’
Through their tears another posted: ‘Knew it wouldn’t long before I started crying at The Mummy Diaries tonight.’
‘Think every girl was in tears at that ep Billie is honestly goals and Nelly just melts me heart,’ one viewer also posted.
Well done! Many fans also rushed to Twitter after the wedding to congratulate the couple, as many admitted the ceremony left them in tears
Earlier in the show, viewers got an inside look at the build-up to Billie and Greg’s big day, which came after months and planning.
As the family finally touched down in The Maldives after a 12 hour flight, Billie admitted all of the stress that came with preparing for the wedding disappeared, as she reflected with Greg ahead of the big day.
Greg asked his wife-to-be: ‘We are finally here – this is it – how long ago since we come here?’
Billie responded: ‘Almost a year ago. My stress levels went from there to like nothing, there’s always a little bit of anxiety about the day, but I just felt so excited about it all.
‘It’ll be quite emotional but exciting – do you feel emotional?’
Greg replied: ‘I think it’s important for us to take a bit of time out every now and again.’
Relaxed: As the family finally touched down after a 12 hour flight at the start of the show, Billie admitted all of the stress that came with preparing for the wedding disappeared
And as the couple shared a tender kiss and embrace, Billie said: ‘While we’re here we just need to try and cherish everything.’
As Sam and Billie enjoyed a relaxing drink with their mum, Greg’s mum and their nan Liz, the siblings learned a hilarious secret about the family matriarch.
The sisters were left speechless as Liz admitted she’s enjoyed a skinny dip in the swimming pool with her husband of 50 years.
Dramatic: Things took a turn for the dramatic when the sisters learned their stepdad was kicked off his flight to The Maldives
Upset: Billie struggled to contain her emotions as she branded her dad ‘selfish’ for drinking a bottle of win and taking sleeping pills before boarding the flight
The next day, as Billie and Sam prepared to welcome their 95 guests to the Island ahead of the big day, viewers learned that their stepdad Dave Chatwood had been thrown off the flight.
Clearly distressed that he may not arrive in time to walk her down the aisle, Billie said: ‘When I first got the phone call about dad not making it onto the flight, I thought it was a wind-up I thought he’s not going to mess up with this one.
Greg added: ‘They delayed the flight for an hour and a half to get his bags off the flight. If he does get there, you two need to sit down and I said to him on the phone.’
Stressed: The clearly-upset star admitted she would be devastated if Dave would not make it in time to walk her down the aisle
Billie – branding her dad ‘selfish’ – added: ‘At first I was trying to make light of it, because it hadn’t sunk in, more than anything I feel so frustrated that he’s not going to experience this.
‘The wedding is a couple of days away, is he even gonna make it? More than anything it was just so irresponsible of him.’
Luckily thanks to a last-minute flight from Greg, Dave eventually touched down, but was given a stern warning that Billie was ‘fuming’ with him.
Dramatic: After Dave arrived in The Maldives, he met with Billie and Sam for an incredibly tense showdown
Emotional: As Dave struggled to hold back tears, he said: ‘I thought I’ll take them quickly before we go through customs. Bill I would have swam here for you’
It all led to a tense showdown, after the 94 other guests made a loud arrival on the island, which saw Dave get emotional as it hit home that he may have missed Billie’s big day.
Billie narrated: ‘Now he’s here I just think he needs to enjoy it. I can imagine more than anyone he felt awful, sometimes he puts on this persona but deep down he’s really emotional.
As Dave struggled to hold back tears, he said: ‘I thought I’ll take them quickly before we go through customs. Bill I would have swam here for you.’
‘Only one person will walk you down the aisle and that’s me.’
Sweet: Billie then added: ‘When Dad sat down I knew me and Sam couldn’t go in all guns blazing, I did feel sorry for him it was clear how upset he was with himself’
Close: Luckily the family were able to move on with a tender embrace, and vowed to enjoy the rest of the wedding
Billie then added: ‘When Dad sat down I knew me and Sam couldn’t go in all guns blazing, I did feel sorry for him it was clear how upset he was with himself.’
As the family embraced and vowed to enjoy the wedding from now on, the sisters also addressed recent reports that holidaymakers had complained about their party, for being too loud and disruptive.
Billie explained: ‘It was actually jaw-dropping, we were waking up thinking is this actually for real, the information they were being fed was so wrong. People knew we were out there for our wedding.
Raucous: As Greg enjoyed his last night of freedom, he embarked on his FOURTH stag party with his groomsmen, as they partied up a storm on a fishing boat
Getting emotional: Billie also once again held back tears as she emotionally reflected on the preparation for her big day, as she also marked her last night of freedom with her fellow female guests
Sam added: ‘No one came up to us and said can you keep it down. Specifically the island done that and arranged that so we didn’t disturb the honeymooners.’
As Billie continued her preparation to become the new Mrs Shepherd, Sam enjoys some quiet time with boyfriend Paul, baby Paul and their daughter Rosie.
The Essex beauty suffered a nasty blow that left her nose bloodied, after baby Paul hurled a toy at her face during a relaxing dip in the pool.
Oops! Sam also suffered a nasty blow to the face as she enjoyed some quiet time with boyfriend Paul, after her son baby Paul hurled a toy at her face, leaving her nose bloodied and sore
Worried: The brunette beauty then shared her fears that baby Paul would misbehave at the ceremony, after admitted he’d been clingier than usual since he arrived
Sam then shared her fears that Paul would misbehave at the ceremony itself, after admitting he’s been clingier than usual since they arrived.
But Paul put her mind at ease, saying: ‘He’s probably a bit all over the place, he’s only a little baby he doesn’t know how to express himself.’
Sam later confided in Billie that she was worried the kids would act up on the big day, as they struggled to focus during a rehearsal in the blazing sunshine.
As the big day finally arrived, Billie struggled to contain her stress, as she arrived late to the altar thanks to a last-minute bridal meltdown.
Keep calm! As the big day finally arrived, Billie struggled to contain her stress, as she arrived late to the altar thanks to a last-minute bridal meltdown
Candid! But eventually Billie made it down the aisle, with Greg admitting he was in awe at finally seeing the star in her incredible bridal gown
While Greg was standing at the top of the aisle, the camera panned to the blushing bride who was seen fussing with her dress and saying: ‘What I’m saying is, it’s not sticking right’ – while the party looked on in shock.
Her beloved mum Sue then said to sister Sam: ‘She’s shouting at everyone!’, while Sam insisted: ‘Yes she can shout at everyone it’s her wedding day!’
As the camera panned to their confessionals, Billie said: ‘As we were all finally getting ready I was getting really really anxious…
‘All I could think about was everyone at the sandbank getting really hot. I definitely had my bridezilla moment right at the end!’
Sweet: After Greg and Billie were declared husband and wife, they partied well into the night with a raucous reception on the beach
Lovely: Greg also paid a sweet tribute to his wife with another touching speech, as he branded her ‘the love of his life’
It’s mine! Sam also embarked on a mission to catch her sister’s bouquet, and after failing to catch it, boyfriend Paul left her furious by saying he was ‘relieved’
Hands off! The Essex beauty failed to land the coveted flowers despite ‘rugby tackling’ one of the guests to the ground
After Greg and Billie were declared husband and wife, they partied well into the night with a raucous reception, and groom paid a tribute to the new Mrs Shepherd with a touching speech.
He said: ‘Billie, Billie, Billie who’d have thought it, if you have never got on that plane seven years ago I would never have met the love of my life, thank you for my two beautiful children, we laugh we joke we argue and I wouldn’t change any of it.’
And Sam also embarked on a mission to catch her sister’s bouquet, but sadly missed out despite ‘rugby-tackling’ one of the guests to the ground.
The show closed with Billie and Greg performing their well-rehearsed first dance to Fergie’s A Little Party Never Killed Nobody, and their adorable daughter Nelly announced: ‘And that’s a wrap!’
Bust a move: The show closed with Billie and Greg performing their well-rehearsed first dance to Fergie’s A Little Party Never Killed Nobody
It’s over! And the couple’s adorable daughter Nelly brought things to an end by saying: ‘And that’s a wrap!’