Kate and Rio Ferdinand mark the first day of festivities

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Kate and Rio Ferdinand shared snaps from the first day of their Turkish festivities on Instagram on Tuesday, following their marriage over the weekend.

The couple, aged 28 and 40 respectively, were the picture of bliss in a series of snaps from their pre- brunch ahead of Friday's nuptials.  

Just a day before, following much anticipation, the first official image of their romantic was unveiled, shortly before Kate and Rio began littering their Instagram accounts with further insight into their lavish celebrations. 

Happy days: Kate Ferdinand shared snaps from the first day of her wedding festivities on Instagram on Tuesday, following her marriage to footballer Rio

Happy days: Kate Ferdinand shared snaps from the first day of her festivities on Instagram on Tuesday, following her marriage to footballer Rio

Kate looked sensational for the brunch as she showed off her hard-earned figure in a white, strapless dress with a prom style skirt. 

Displaying her eye-popping cleavage, she was dressed to impress while her husband looked dashing in shorts and sliders - with both wearing head-to-toe white.  

The first official shot from the was revealed by OK! magazine, in which they wowed in Marmaris, Turkey, as former TOWIE star Kate stuns in an ivory lace fishtail Berta gown, which features a long train and a dramatic floor-length veil.

Since their lavish nuptials Kate has made their marriage Instagram official and has changed her surname from Wright to Ferdinand on the photo-sharing site.

Happy days: The couple posted throwback shots to their pre-wedding brunch, which occurred before Friday's nuptials

Happy days: The couple posted throwback shots to their pre- brunch, which occurred before Friday's nuptials 

Here come the girls! Kate was flanked by her beloved gal pals as she dazzled in a white strapless dress while sipping a glass of wine

Here come the girls! Kate was flanked by her beloved gal pals as she dazzled in a white strapless dress while sipping a glass of wine

On the day, former football ace Rio cut 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. 

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.'

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. 

Revealed: Following much anticipation, the first official image of their romantic wedding was unveiled shortly before she began sharing snaps from the celebrations

Revealed: Following much anticipation, the first official image of their romantic was unveiled shortly before she began sharing snaps from the celebrations

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

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 loafer shoes, opting to forgo socks for the occasion. 

The newlyweds looked the picture of joy as they stood against the idyllic Marmaris backdrop featuring the dazzling blue sea, lush greenery and majestic mountains.  

Rio and Kate, who announced their engagement in November 2018 after around two years of dating, tied the knot at The D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey.

And Rio showed his romantic side as he hired R&B superstar Ashanti, 38, to perform at the nuptials as a surprise to his new wife, who is a huge fan of the singer.

Although the fee Ashanti commanded for the is not known, the star was paid $20,000 (£16,274) to speak and perform at an American high school in 2012. 

Loving life: Rio showed his romantic side as he hired R&B superstar Ashanti, 38, to perform at the nuptials as a surprise to his new wife. The singer later posted a video of herself relaxing in a bikini after their nuptials

Loving life: Rio showed his romantic side as he hired R&B superstar Ashanti, 38, to perform at the nuptials as a surprise to his new wife. The singer later posted a video of herself relaxing in a bikini after their nuptials

Details: The Mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, recently stated that he officiated the couple's lavish wedding at the hotel

Details: The Mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, recently stated that he officiated the couple's lavish at the hotel

Kate and Rio marked the nuptials with a lavish three-day celebration, with Kate's mother describing the ceremony as the 'best day of my life'.

The TV personality's doting parent Jacqueline told MailOnline: 'It was a beautiful occasion. We've had a wonderful three days. The ceremony was on Friday. I'll never forget it, it was one of the best days in my life. 

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