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Following much anticipation, the first official image of Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand's romantic has been unveiled.

The snapshot revealed by OK! magazine shows the couple standing against an idyllic backdrop in Marmaris, Turkey, as former TOWIE star Kate, 28, stuns in an ivory lace fishtail Berta gown, which features a long train and a dramatic floor-length veil.

Meanwhile, former football ace Rio, 40, cuts a dapper figure in a dark three-piece suit, smiling ear to ear as he wraps his arm around his new bride just moments after they said 'I do' at their lavish ceremony, which took place on Friday. 

Revealed: Following much anticipation, the first official image of Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand's romantic wedding – which took place in Turkey on Friday – has been unveiled

Revealed: Following much anticipation, the first official image of Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand's romantic – which took place in Turkey on Friday – has been unveiled

But Kate has revealed to the publication that the couple's nuptials didn't come without some major stress, as she was tasked with finding a new dress with just one week to spare.

She explained: 'I had been having a dress made since January but it all went wrong and it just wasn’t made right. A week before we flew to Turkey, I still didn’t have a dress. it was a total nightmare and I was stressed!'

The newlywed added: 'I had to have an entire new dress made by The Club and fitted within a week. In the end I adored my dress and preferred it to the original. Some things are meant to be.'

Stress: Kate revealed that the nuptials didn't come without some major stress, as she was tasked with finding a new wedding dress with just one week to spare (pictured in May 2018)

Stress: Kate revealed that the nuptials didn't come without some major stress, as she was tasked with finding a new dress with just one week to spare (pictured in May 2018)

Stunning: Kate, 28, and Rio, 40, exchanged vows at the luxurious D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey, which has rooms ranging from £370 to an eye-watering £5,322

Stunning: Kate, 28, and Rio, 40, exchanged vows at the luxurious D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey, which has rooms ranging from £370 to an eye-watering £5,322

And when things finally did come together on the day, football pundit Rio admits the tears flowed as he watched his daughter Tia, eight, served as Kate's maid of honour, while his sons Lorenz, 13, and Tate, 11, walked her halfway down the aisle.

Rio claims that Kate Wright coming into his family’s lives was 'fate' and he believes she was sent to them after he lost his first wife. 

The sportsman admitted: 'I cried as soon as the day started. Seeing Tia walk up the aisle before Kate set me off. It was just so emotional. There was just no going back on the emotion, that’s why I had to keep my shades on!

'Seeing Tate and Lorenz walk Kate down the aisle was particularly poignant and we wouldn’t have wanted to do it any other way. They were so proud and they couldn’t wait to do that, they felt important.'

Adding to the romantic sentiment during the interview, Kate revealed that she knew she was going to marry Rio on the first night they met – before they'd even kissed.

Newlyweds: Kate and Rio tied the knot during a 'beautiful' three-day ceremony in Turkey, the former TOWIE star's mother confirmed (pictured in June)

Newlyweds: Kate and Rio tied the knot during a 'beautiful' three-day ceremony in Turkey, the former TOWIE star's mother confirmed (pictured in June)

The loved-up couple looked blissfully happy in their official snap as they smiled for the camera just moments after becoming husband and wife. 

Kate stunned in her plunging, form-fitting gown which showcased her enviable hour-glass figure to perfection. 

Her jaw-dropping dress featured thin spaghetti straps and a fitted bodice, with the overlay adorned with intricate lace and diamanté details. 

The stunning bride rounded out her breathtaking look with diamond studded earrings and a matching bracelet.

For her big day, Kate opted for delicate make-up, while her blonde locks were styled into soft waves, on top of which she wore a flowing white veil which cascaded delicately down to the ground. 

Proud mum: Describing Friday's ceremony as the 'best day of my life', the TV personality's doting parent Jacqueline told MailOnline, 'It was a beautiful occasion' (pictured in 2017)

Proud mum: Describing Friday's ceremony as the 'best day of my life', the TV personality's doting parent Jacqueline told MailOnline, 'It was a beautiful occasion' (pictured in 2017)

Meanwhile, her new husband paired his smart attire with a white boutonnière, crisp white shirt, a tie and black

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