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Husband and wife! Kate Wright, 27 and Rio Ferdinand, 40, have reportedly made their knots (shown in May 2018)

Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand are said to have tied the knot.

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The TOWIE star, 27, and the former professional footballer, 40, would have exchanged vows on Friday evening with the mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, who claimed that he had organized the lavish wedding at the D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey.

The couple announced their engagement in November after introducing her on a family trip to Abu Dhabi with his three children Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11 and Tia, eight. The former English star first started with Kate at the end of 2016, after the death of his wife Rebecca – the mother of his three children – in 2015

Husband and wife! Kate Wright, 27 and Rio Ferdinand, 40, have reportedly made their knots (shown in May 2018)

Husband and wife! Kate Wright, 27 and Rio Ferdinand, 40, have reportedly made their knots (shown in May 2018)

According to Daily Sabah, the mayor of Marmaris told Demirören News Agency (DHA) that he was organizing the couple's wedding on Friday night for a crowd of exclusive guests.

Mehmet Oktay said: & Both the couple and the guests told me they enjoyed Marmaris a lot. Ferdinand said they will visit Marmaris in the coming years. & # 39;

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The reality star and her new husband are said to have invited around 100 guests to their ceremony and reception at the luxurious hotel D Maris Bay.

The Rio and Kate parties started on Thursday with a pre-wedding party, followed by the ceremony and a reception on Friday.

Wifey: The mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, has claimed to have organized the lavish wedding at the D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey on Friday evening (pictured in June)

Wifey: The mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, has claimed to have organized the lavish wedding at the D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey on Friday evening (pictured in June)

Wifey: The mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, has claimed to have organized the lavish wedding at the D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey on Friday evening (pictured in June)

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The reception started mid-afternoon and continued into the night, where guests enjoyed a boozy-free bar and gourmet delicacies prepared by expert chefs.

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Armed guards were reportedly deployed at the hotel, where the rooms range from £ 300 to £ 5,000 per night for the three-day wedding celebrations.

Kate and Rio reportedly ended their marriage with a lavish pool party on Saturday at the hotel with 196 rooms in which their guests stayed while they were in Turkey.

The swimming pool at the 5-star hotel was strictly forbidden for other guests, as Rio and Kate were accompanied by friends and family in their exclusive bash.

Details: Mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, revealed: & Both the couple and the guests told me that they enjoyed Marmaris a lot. Ferdinand said they will visit Marmaris in the coming years & # 39;

Details: Mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, revealed: & Both the couple and the guests told me that they enjoyed Marmaris a lot. Ferdinand said they will visit Marmaris in the coming years & # 39;

Details: Mayor of Marmaris, Mehmet Oktay, revealed: & Both the couple and the guests told me that they enjoyed Marmaris a lot. Ferdinand said they will visit Marmaris in the coming years & # 39;

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Their party area was decorated with white flowers, while fluffy four-poster beds were placed around the edges of the swimming pool, which offered a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea.

The wedding party bent the night away to a series of R&B hits, soul classics and reggae, including Kendrick Lamar, Will.i.am and Bob Marley.

Allegedly the staff were asked to keep the phone under lock and key during their services in order to adhere to the strict social media ban of the wedding.

While their guests lived in the hotel's royal accommodation, the newlyweds would have stayed in a luxury villa complete with a private terrace, a private swimming pool, and a sauna.

A hotel guest who did not want to be mentioned told MailOnline: "It was quite a party. You could hear the music and the cheers throughout the hotel. The entire pool was closed, even for us.

Officiated: According to Daily Sabah, the mayor of Marmaris Demirören News Agency (DHA) said he organized the wedding on Friday evening for a crowd of exclusive guests
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Officiated: According to Daily Sabah, the mayor of Marmaris Demirören News Agency (DHA) said he organized the wedding on Friday evening for a crowd of exclusive guests

Officiated: According to Daily Sabah, the mayor of Marmaris Demirören News Agency (DHA) said he organized the wedding on Friday evening for a crowd of exclusive guests

"A lot of champagne and other drinks were flowing. It was a very boisterous affair and seemed very nice. You could feel the love in the air for the couple and that is very beautiful. & # 39;

Eyewitnesses told MailOnline that they were surprised that more of Rio & # 39; s former soccer teammates and other celebrities were not noticed.

One said: "It seems to be an overwhelming family and friends business, which is quite unusual for a high-profile wedding like this one. I was looking for famous soccer players and other characters but I didn't see any. Maybe they just kept a low profile. & # 39;

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Little has been revealed so far about which stars flew to Turkey for the big day, although a source told MailOnline that Lydia Bright was the only former TOWIE co-star from Kate who was invited.

A staff member of the hotel described the size of the beautiful wedding, they told MailOnline: "We haven't had a wedding like that for a long time and it has been a lot of hard work.

& # 39; I am a big football fan and know who Rio Ferdinand is, but I will be happy when things get back to normal at this hotel & # 39 ;, said an employee named Mehmet.

It comes after it was reported that the couple was finally ready to take the plunge this weekend, ten months after the announcement of their engagement.

Wonderful: Kate and Rio alternated vows at the luxurious D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey, with rooms ranging from £ 370 to a stunning £ 5,322

Wonderful: Kate and Rio alternated vows at the luxurious D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey, with rooms ranging from £ 370 to a stunning £ 5,322

Wonderful: Kate and Rio alternated vows at the luxurious D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey, with rooms ranging from £ 370 to a stunning £ 5,322

Unbelievable: the hotel offers breathtaking views and offers wedding packages with customized menus & a specially made wedding cake (stock image)

Unbelievable: the hotel offers breathtaking views and offers wedding packages with customized menus & a specially made wedding cake (stock image)

Unbelievable: the hotel offers breathtaking views and offers wedding packages with customized menus & a specially made wedding cake (stock image)

Picturesque: the hotel offers tailor-made packages with tailor-made menus and a specially made wedding cake

Picturesque: the hotel offers tailor-made packages with tailor-made menus and a specially made wedding cake

Picturesque: the hotel offers tailor-made packages with tailor-made menus and a specially made wedding cake

At work: preparations for the hotel prior to the wedding were plagued by an employee who posted a video on Instagram Stories, but otherwise little was revealed about the big day
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At work: preparations for the hotel prior to the wedding were plagued by an employee who posted a video on Instagram Stories, but otherwise little was revealed about the big day

At work: preparations for the hotel prior to the wedding were plagued by an employee who posted a video on Instagram Stories, but otherwise little was revealed about the big day

At work: preparations for the hotel prior to the wedding were plagued by an employee who posted a video on Instagram Stories, but otherwise little was revealed about the big day

At work: preparations for the hotel prior to the wedding were plagued by an employee who posted a video on Instagram Stories, but otherwise little was revealed about the big day

It is said that the couple has put their heart into keeping their special day in Turkey after a secret trip to the country.

On Thursday a source told The sun: & # 39; All their family and friends are already there. Telephones have been taken from everyone – nobody has one. & # 39;

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Kate and Rio and all their other guests are expected to fly back to England on Sunday.

In early November, Kate and Rio announced their engagement via a social media post after proposing a family trip to Abu Dhabi for his three children, Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11 and Tia, eight.

Ready to return: He said: “Both the couple and the guests told me they enjoyed Marmaris a lot. Ferdinand said they will visit Marmaris in the coming years & # 39; (photo in June 2018)

Ready to return: He said: “Both the couple and the guests told me they enjoyed Marmaris a lot. Ferdinand said they will visit Marmaris in the coming years & # 39; (photo in June 2018)

Ready to return: He said: “Both the couple and the guests told me they enjoyed Marmaris a lot. Ferdinand said they will visit Marmaris in the coming years & # 39; (photo in June 2018)

Bridal beauty: they announced their engagement in November after Rio proposed a family trip to Abu Dhabi with his three children Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11 and Tia, eight (shown in June)

Bridal beauty: they announced their engagement in November after Rio proposed a family trip to Abu Dhabi with his three children Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11 and Tia, eight (shown in June)

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Bridal beauty: they announced their engagement in November after Rio proposed a family trip to Abu Dhabi with his three children Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11 and Tia, eight (shown in June)

Married: according to Daily Sabah, the mayor of Marmaris told Demirören News Agency (DHA) that he committed the couple's wedding on Friday evening (shown in London in 2018)

Married: according to Daily Sabah, the mayor of Marmaris told Demirören News Agency (DHA) that he committed the couple's wedding on Friday evening (shown in London in 2018)

Married: according to Daily Sabah, the mayor of Marmaris told Demirören News Agency (DHA) that he committed the couple's wedding on Friday evening (shown in London in 2018)

The couple have been together since the beginning of 2017, but two years prior to his relationship with Kate, Rio lost his first wife and the mother of his children, Rebecca Ellison, to breast cancer at the age of only 34.

After Rebecca's death, Rio was open about the struggle to raise his children without her. Kate has since formed a close bond with his offspring.

Speaking of her romance with the former Manchester United player, Kate previously told the Daily Mail YOU magazine: & # 39; Rio and I just clicked.

& # 39; I knew about the children and what had happened, but in the beginning I didn't think much about it.

Wedding clocks: it came after it was reported that the couple was finally ready to take the knot this weekend, ten months after the announcement of their engagement

Wedding clocks: it came after it was reported that the couple was finally ready to take the knot this weekend, ten months after the announcement of their engagement

Wedding clocks: it came after it was reported that the couple was finally ready to take the knot this weekend, ten months after the announcement of their engagement

Sweet: In early November, Kate and Rio announced their engagement after proposing a family trip to Abu Dhabi for his three children, Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11 and Tia, eight

Sweet: In early November, Kate and Rio announced their engagement after proposing a family trip to Abu Dhabi for his three children, Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11 and Tia, eight

Sweet: In early November, Kate and Rio announced their engagement after proposing a family trip to Abu Dhabi for his three children, Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11 and Tia, eight

& # 39; When you meet someone, you just enjoy the moment and don't think about how serious things can get. & # 39;

& # 39; I fell in love with Rio, then I met the children and fell in love with them. I realized: & # 39; Wow, my life is going to change & # 39 ;. I could not be a part of his life and not a part of them.

& # 39; I knew it would be a challenge, but if you love someone, you deal with it and you deal with the difficult things. & # 39;

In July, Kate discussed her decision to leave the world of TOWIE and showbiz behind to become a stepmother.

The happy couple: Kate previously discussed her decision to leave the world of TOWIE and the showbiz behind to become a stepmother for the children of Rio (pictured last year)

The happy couple: Kate previously discussed her decision to leave the world of TOWIE and the showbiz behind to become a stepmother for the children of Rio (pictured last year)

The happy couple: Kate previously discussed her decision to leave the world of TOWIE and the showbiz behind to become a stepmother for the children of Rio (pictured last year)

The former reality star spoke to The Sun about stopping the spotlight because she insisted that his children need someone at home & # 39; after Rebecca's death.

She admitted that they worked to involve & # 39; the children in everything & # 39; to ensure that their relationship worked after first coming together.

After becoming famous on TOWIE in 2015, when she was introduced as the ex-girlfriend of show heartbreaker Dan Edgar, she became a fan favorite, with her sizzling figure and girl girl & # 39; s hearts winning hearts.

Despite two years of fame, winning several lucrative contracts and gathering more than 1 million Instagram followers, she confirmed that her time was in the spotlight in 2017.

Family unit: Kate explained her decision to choose love over fame: & I had two choices. I am in this world with a lot of drama and then I met Rio and the children & # 39;

Family unit: Kate explained her decision to choose love over fame: & I had two choices. I am in this world with a lot of drama and then I met Rio and the children & # 39;

Family unit: Kate explained her decision to choose love over fame: & I had two choices. I am in this world with a lot of drama and then I met Rio and the children & # 39;

In her frank discussion, Kate explained: & # 39; I had two choices. I am in this world with a lot of drama and then I met Rio and the children and, I thought: "I am with these children who have lost their mother, they do not need a woman who is always absent …

& # 39; & # 39; They need someone with them at home. "A very large part of our relationship and working for the children is that we have included them in everything we have done …

So from the first date he asked me to be his girlfriend, we – everything – the children joined. So it wasn't me who took their father from them, but we became more of a family unit. & # 39;

Since finding love with Kate again, Rio kept the details of their love life especially private, but in the past year, Instagram has shared Instagram excerpts of their adventures.

So in love: while the lovebirds often share photos and images of their adventures together on their respective social media accounts

So in love: while the lovebirds often share photos and images of their adventures together on their respective social media accounts

So in love: while the lovebirds often share photos and images of their adventures together on their respective social media accounts

True: Rio recently shared a few throwback snaps of his deer on his Instagram page in July, showing his athletic physique as he went shirtless by the pool

True: Rio recently shared a few throwback snaps of his deer on his Instagram page in July, showing his athletic physique as he went shirtless by the pool

True: Rio recently shared a few throwback snaps of his deer on his Instagram page in July, showing his athletic physique as he went shirtless by the pool

Because they both had a preference for the gym, the couple often uploaded images of their workouts together, many of which were probably in preparation for their wedding.

The lovebirds celebrated their upcoming wedding with lavish bachelor parties during the summer – and they gave fans a look through their social media accounts.

Rio enjoyed a raw weekend in Barcelona with his friends in July, a doll clutched with the face of his fiancé under one arm, reassuring her that she & # 39; never far away & # 39; was during the trip.

The TV expert was accompanied by 11 of his most dear ones, including brother Anton and cousin Max for his wild weekend.

Kate also had a similar Rio pop for her own hen on the Greek island of Mykonos two weeks earlier.

& # 39; MrsFerdyToBe & # 39 ;: Kate enjoyed a lush chicken in Mykonos with her good friends in June

& # 39; MrsFerdyToBe & # 39 ;: Kate enjoyed a lush chicken in Mykonos with her good friends in June

& # 39; MrsFerdyToBe & # 39 ;: Kate enjoyed a lush chicken in Mykonos with her good friends in June

Happiness for Rio after the death of his wife Rebecca, only 34 years old

Rio has been frank about the difficulty of becoming a single parent after the tragic death of his wife Rebecca Ellison.

He met Rebecca, a former fitness trainer and accountant, while in West Ham United in the late 1990s. The couple got married in 2009 in the Caribbean.

Rebecca was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, but appeared to be cancer-free after treatment

But a scan earlier in 2015 revealed that it had returned and spread to her bones and she died only five weeks later on May 1.

The BT Sport expert talked about his loss in a BBC documentary – Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad, exploring ways to control grief.

Rio shed tears when he accepted the BAFTA prize for the best single documentary in May 2018 and said: & I did not do this for any reason other than my three children. The worst thing about getting out of this is that I'm getting pretty emotional right now.

Ferdinand still played professional football for Queens Park Rangers when Rebecca lost her fight against breast cancer, but retired the same month without playing another game.

Rio found happiness with Kate again, after she had previously told about losing his wife Rebecca, in a tearful conversation six months after her death.

The father of three said not to look at herself in the weeks after her death in May 2015 and instead focused on his children – sons Lorenz, then nine, Tate, then six, and daughter, Tia, only four. It was & # 39; all about the school run, the basic things & # 39 ;, he said.

He filmed a documentary, Being Mum and Dad, in 2017, about how he and his three children deal with sadness.

& # 39; This is one of the few things in life that we go through together that I have no answers for, and that is quite a disturbing, discouraging thing, & he said in the program.

& # 39; If they don't talk, sometimes it's hard, you just sit there & # 39; what do they think Where are they Are they worried, are they happy, are they sad? & # 39; & # 39;

Rio added that while he & # 39; is desperate to know & # 39; what his children think, he doesn't want to scare them & # 39 ;.

In an earlier interview with The sun, he admitted that his wife's fight was private because she chose to lose sight of her family.

& # 39; Rebecca was an incredibly brave woman and a very private person who did not want anything about her illness to appear in the media while she fought for her life, & # 39; Rio commented. & # 39; Only a close-knit group of family and friends knew. & # 39;

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