Ferne McCann has revealed her plans for an “intimate” wedding now that her “circle is very small” and says her bridal look will be “laid back.”
The ITVBe star, 32, who is engaged to fiancée Lorri Haines, told MailOnline that her dream wedding “has changed over the years” and instead of a grand ceremony, she is now considering a stripped-down fling.
Lorri proposed to Ferne last July after the pair had been dating for seven months and are now expecting their first baby together, with the former TOWIE star eager to walk down the aisle shortly after the birth of their newborn.
In recent weeks, the bride-to-be has watched Made In Chelsea stars Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo fulfill their vows and says she became ‘obsessed’ with Sofia Richie’s big day. of the American model.
In an exclusive interview to celebrate the launch of her new wellness app Shoorah, Ferne said, “My vision of my wedding has definitely changed over the years.
Ferne McCann has revealed her plans for an ‘intimate’ wedding now that her ‘circle is very small’ and says her bridal look will be ‘laid back’
The star, who is engaged to Lorri Haines, told MailOnline that her dream wedding “has changed over the years” and instead of a grand ceremony she is now considering a stripped-down fling
Lorri proposed to Ferne last July after the couple had been dating for seven months and are now expecting their first baby together
“I would have said before that I want a big wedding with everyone there, but my circle is very small now and I want something intimate and beautiful, especially abroad, friends and family.
“I know people say this all the time, but you want to look back and say that everyone who is left in our lives.”
Ferne’s ‘circle’ has shrunk in recent years after falling out with former close friends Sam and Billie Faiers.
The pregnant star, who is already a mother to a five-year-old daughter on Sunday, is no longer talking to her ex-TOWIE castmates after a widely publicized scandal has left their friendship in tatters.
Now that she sees her wedding as an intimate gathering, Ferne also fantasizes about her dress and overall look for the big day.
She said, “I recently told Lorri I want to get married. The wedding plans… they didn’t go on hiatus because we never started. We don’t have a date.
“I want to have the baby, but with Sofia Richie’s wedding and Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo there was so much wedding spam and I got serious FOMO, I want to get married, I really want to get married.
“I think, ‘What kind of bride will I be? What kind of wedding dress shall I have?’ I was obsessed with Sofia Richie’s wedding!’
Ferne, who is mum to five-year-old daughter Sunday, admits she bonded with Lorri as they both share similar-age children from previous relationships
The couple, who have gone into business together and are launching wellness app Shoorah today, have yet to set a date for their wedding, but Ferne says she’s eager to walk down the aisle
The TOWIE star explained that her romance with Lorri moved quickly as she “gave herself” to him and opened up for the first time in ways she hadn’t with exes
“I’m thinking no shoes because when I’m wearing heels I’m taller than Lorri… no shoes, no bra, that kind of really relaxed, effortless look.”
For some couples, getting engaged after seven months of dating is a quick move, but Ferne’s fiancee Lorri says it was clear from the moment the couple met that they were destined to be together.
Both in their 30s, Ferne admits she bonded with Lorri, who is a father to son Noah, due to their previous “failed relationships” and that they both share children of the same age with previous partners.
Ferne said, “When I first met Lorri, I wasn’t looking for love. I went into my year focusing on being a mom until Sunday and as they always say, as cliche as it is, love finds you when you least expect it and that’s exactly what happened to us.
“I walked into the relationship and put all my cards on the table. Everything I’d ever hidden when I went on a date or I’d fit myself into a second date, I was just completely surrendered.
“I was like, this is me, this is where my life is and it was almost like warts and everything, here I am, take it or leave it.” Now I am pregnant and engaged.
“We met when we were both in our 30s, we both have kids the same age. We’ve both had our fair share of failed relationships… It just felt right and we wanted the same things.’
And the feeling is mutual, with Lorri explaining that he had a desire to rethink his partying lifestyle before meeting Ferne, who he says became his first girlfriend that really “fulfilled” him.
The feeling was mutual, with Lorri explaining that he had a desire to rethink his partying lifestyle before meeting Ferne, who he says became his first girlfriend that really “fulfilled” him.
Ferne is nearing the end of her second pregnancy and the couple have yet to find out the gender of the baby, with the ITVBe star still undecided on what she thinks it could be
He said: ‘I lived a nice lifestyle in Dubai, working hard, partying and doing everything I wanted to do.
“But when I met Ferne, it was something I was always looking for. “I’ve been in relationships, but I’ve never been fulfilled, deep or proper, and meeting Ferne changed my world.
‘I got to the point where I stopped going out in Dubai and sitting at home reading books… I stopped doing a lot of things. And then I met Ferne.
“The universe was preparing me to meet her because six months before that I was still partying and going to and from Dubai and the UK. I was everywhere and it wouldn’t have worked, but I really settled down.”
Ferne and Lorri are not only engaged to be married, but today launched their first joint venture, a new wellness app called Shoorah.
The couple explained that after they both used different platforms to improve their mental health and well-being, they decided to create a subscription-based Shoorah, with features such as a gratitude journal, daily affirmations, and completing a regular life cleanse.
Ferne said: ‘It made sense for us to start a business and we put our brains together.
“I wanted to do something that was completely aligned with where I am now and purposeful… I think that was the birth of Shoorah.
“It’s a platform that helps others and is convenient and not overwhelming. We didn’t want to eat up even more of people’s time because it can be hard to keep up a habit.
“We’ve designed each feature so that people can use it at their own convenience and integrate it into their lives.”
Shoorah, which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play, costs £9.99 per month or if you pay annually it works out to £5 per month.
And Ferne, who has overcome several difficult periods in her life so far, says she hopes the app can help tackle the mental health epidemic, adding that it is the “ultimate self-development tool.”
She said, “Life is inevitable and it knocks on everyone’s door. And it’s all related to that person… stress, anxiety, trauma, heartbreak, whatever you’ve been through or are going through can be tough and all consuming, while we feel that with these tools, if you can do a small amount yourself . development that bends in your life, then that is so much better than doing nothing.
“You can tailor the app to what you want to work on personally, for example if you want to work on your relationships or your sleep, there are little sound bites to fine-tune your focus.”
“What makes us different from other wellness apps out there and other meditation apps is that you have the self-journal feature.
“I am someone who had so many different notebooks, one for gratitude, one for my goals and another for my manifestation and it was so confusing. It has everything in one place and is the ultimate self-development tool.
“It’s such an overwhelming space if you’ve never done anything like it before. So we wanted to simplify it so that everyone has something for everyone on their journey.”
More than a year in the making, the couple are celebrating Shoorah’s launch with a star-studded party on Thursday, as Ferne says the app is her biggest career achievement to date.
She added, “This feels like the best thing I’ve ever done, aside from the fact that I obviously had a baby.” It really feels huge to me personally and us a few.”