Police called to Katie Price wedding
Police officers were called to the marriage blessing of former glamour model Katie Price and her husband Alex Reid yesterday (03.06.10), as photographers battled it out to get photographs of the bride
Police were called to Katie Price and Alex Reid's marriage blessing yesterday (03.06.10).
The former glamour model - who threw a star-studded ceremony in St. Paul's Church in Woldingham, Surrey, following her wedding in Las Vegas on February 2 - was left "shaken and upset" after hoards of photographers crowded outside and attempted to get inside her car.
Katie arrived at the idyllic church in an mini-van inspired by 80s show 'The A-Team', but was left distraught after cameramen desperately tried to photograph her in her gown.
A spokesman said yesterday: "She is understandably shaken and upset by the actions of these people but is now looking to enjoy the rest of her day with her close friends and family."
The drama unfolded when the couple - who have signed a £600,000 deal giving the right for their nuptials to TV channel ITV2 - arrived at the church after their guests, who had been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement in advance of the event.
Katie arrived in the vehicle with her bridesmaids - her sister Sophie Price, and pals Michelle Heaton, Emma B, and Polly Gould - 15 minutes after Alex.
A security team of bouncers even put up sheets and umbrellas to block them from the photographers.
But a scuffle between the doormen and the paparazzi broke out and the police were called.
There was also drama from inside the church yesterday, as the 32-year-old former glamour model ejected three of her guests from the building before the ceremony began.
Katie's long-term pal and confident Julie Coates and her husband, and another unknown pal were asked to leave immediately after reportedly being told the former glamour model didn't "trust" them.
After the 30-minute long ceremony - which was conducted by Reverend Charles Bradshaw - was finished, the bridal party returned to Katie's nearby mansion, where the wedding reception was held in a marquee.
Cage-fighter Alex and Katie started dating last July, shortly after she ended her marriage to singer Peter Andre - who she raised three children with.
They jetted to the US back in February for their secret nuptials, but always vowed to repeat the occasion back in the UK for their family and friends.