Jade Goody marries Jack Tweed

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Jade Goody marries Jack Tweed

Terminally ill Jade Goody has married her fiance, Jack Tweed, in a "heartrending" ceremony at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hertfordshire, UK today (22.02.09).

Terminally ill Jade Goody has married her fiance, Jack Tweed.

The ceremony took place at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hertfordshire, UK today (22.02.09).

Jade and Jack were surrounded by family and friends for the noon ceremony, before releasing a flock of doves to symbolise their love, followed by a cockney themed meal and speeches.

The couple wed just eight days after Jack proposed to former 'Big Brother' star Jade - who was told by doctors last week that her cervical cancer has spread and she could have only weeks to live.

Jade's publicist, Max Clifford described the wedding as: "an outstanding, heartrending ceremony with lots of tears and lots of laughs.

"They are now man and wife. She looked absolutely beautiful. And he looked very handsome. They got a standing ovation from everybody there. It was a very heartrending and happy ceremony."

He also confirmed Jade, 27, was able to stand for most of the wedding, in defiance of her condition, but had to sit down for the last five minutes.

Jade wore a £3,500 wedding dress designed by Manuel Mota for the ceremony, with no veil, exposing her bald head - the result of chemotherapy sessions to treat her cancer.

Jack, 21, arrived at the hotel shortly before 10am in a blue Rolls Royce - he was dressed in a blue tracksuit with a yellow number '3' motif. Jade was flown to the venue by helicopter last night.

The pair will also enjoy their wedding night together , after Home Secretary Jack Straw intervened to alter a curfew placed on Jack, ordering him to be home at his mother's house by 7pm every night. The curfew is part of Jack's parole agreement related to assault charges brought against him last year.

Although Jade is most likely too ill for a honeymoon, Britain's Daily Telegraph reports Richard Branson would offer the couple a chance to stay on his private Necker island, one of the British Virgin Islands.

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