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Ben Haenow ties the knot with long-term love Jessica

Ben Haenow tied the knot with his long-term love Jessica over the weekend in an intimate ceremony in Northern .

The X Factor champ told MailOnline the day was all he dreamed of, joking: 'I cried so many tears of joy, I needed a snorkel.' 

Ben, 32, revealed it was in fact his 'Nonna' [nan] Rita who effectively performed the ceremony as she translated to the English guests, which made it all the more special. 

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Husband and wife: Ben Haenow tied the knot with his long-term love Jessica over the weekend in an intimate ceremony in Northern Italy

Husband and wife: Ben Haenow tied the knot with his long-term love Jessica over the weekend in an intimate ceremony in Northern

Ben said: 'We got married in a small town in Northern , where my nan grew up, near the river Brenta. 

'We had a small ceremony of closest friends and family. I arrived nervous and excited for the biggest day of my life and left with the wife of my dreams after a fairytale

'This is the beginning of our happy ever after.'

Ben was full of praise for his new wife, saying: 'Words can't describe how beautiful Jess looked on the day.' 

The X Factor champ told MailOnline the day was all he dreamed of, joking: 'I cried so many tears of joy, I needed a snorkel'

The X Factor champ told MailOnline the day was all he dreamed of, joking: 'I cried so many tears of joy, I needed a snorkel'

'This is the beginning of our happy ever after': Ben and Jessica got married in a small ceremony in Northern Italy with their family and friends. His Nan performed the ceremony 

'This is the beginning of our happy ever after': Ben and Jessica got married in a small ceremony in Northern with their family and friends. His Nan performed

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