Camilla Thurlow reveals how she balanced motherhood with marriage
‘We hit a difficult teething period’: Love Island’s Camilla Thurlow shares snaps breastfeeding baby Nell in her wedding dress as she gives a glimpse into her nuptials with Jamie Jewitt
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She tied the knot with Jamie Jewitt last week after meeting four years ago on Love Island.
And Camilla Thurlow took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal how she juggled getting married and caring for their 10-month-old daughter Nell.
‘It did end up being trickier than I had anticipated a few months ago partly because just before the wedding we hit a pretty difficult teething and separation anxiety period,’ the former reality star, 32 candidly told her fans.
Multi-tasking bride: Camilla Thurlow took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal how she juggled getting married and caring for her 10 month old daughter Nell.
Camilla shared a stunning photo cradling Nell in her wedding dress and veil outside their picturesque venue and addressed her curious fans questions about her special day.
She wrote: ‘I have had a lot of messages asking what it was like having a 10 month baby and organising a wedding. The first thing I will say is having Nell at our wedding, surrounded by our family and friends was heavenly and I wouldn’t change a thing.
‘But I should also be honest, that it did end up being trickier than I had anticipated a few months ago partly because just before the wedding we hit a pretty difficult teething and separation anxiety period.
‘On the day itself, even though I managed to keep her solid meals on schedule and also had plenty of snacks available, she wanted a lot of milk feeds from me throughout the day, in the evening she did want me to settle her and then she spent a lot of the night awake.’
‘She wanted a lot of milk feeds from me throughout the day’: Camilla explained to her fans on Instagram how she tried to keep her daughter’s schedule the same even on the special day
She continued: ‘It was also a bit of struggle in the last couple of weeks when a few things went wrong (like not having a dress) and not really having the time to sort them out, and of course every problem seems so much worse when you haven’t had much sleep!
‘However, I am very, very lucky, I have an amazing support system who all did their bit to help me out both in the lead up and on the day itself. I had also made a lot of decisions to try and make life easier for us, like choosing a nearby location and lovely, reliable suppliers who took so much of the weight off my shoulders.
‘MOST importantly, it kept the important aspects of the day in sharp focus for me. As someone who can really sweat the small stuff, not having time to do that actually kept my eyes away from the details and instead on the bigger picture of the whole day and celebrating love, joy and happiness with our family and friends and it really did end up being the absolutely perfect day for us.’
‘I have an amazing support system’: Camilla thanked her friends and family for their help and explained she’d made the day easier by choosing a nearby venue and reliable suppliers
Candid: Camilla spoke out about the ‘perfect’ day she had with her friends, family and loved ones
Camilla and Jamie tied the knot surrounded by their loved ones and some Love Island co-stars.
Photos on pal Jake Quickenden’s Instagram account showed Camilla in her stunning fishtail bridal gown and veil while her new husband beamed in a three piece suit.
The brunette looked beautiful in the sweeping white gown which featured a plunging neckline and a glittering waist band as she posed next to Jake.
I do! Camilla and Jamie tied the knot surrounded by their loved ones as their pal Jake Quickenden shared snaps to his Instagram account
The blushing bride wore her brunette tresses in a chic up do and attached a long veil to the back of her glamorous low bun.
She flashed a smile as she raised a glass of champagne in toast to her apparent nuptials and accentuated her natural beauty with natural makeup including a touch of bronzer.
Meanwhile, Jamie grinned from ear to ear in a charcoal suit and sipped on a beer as he embraced his friend while holding his wife’s beaded bag.
Celebrations: Camilla looked beautiful in the sweeping white gown which featured a plunging neckline and a glittering waist band as she posed next to Jake with a glass of champagne
Of the ceremony, Jake wrote on Instagram: ‘Wonderful day, and such a beautiful ceremony. You scrub up @jamiejewitt_ and @camillathurlow you look incredible.’
For a group snap, the duo were also joined by Blazing Squad’s Marcel Somerville and his girlfriend Rebecca Vieira who wowed in a red busty Bardot dress.
Jake joked of the couple: ‘@marcel_rockyb you’re punching with @rebeccavieirax just like I am with @sophie__church ❤️❤️ #justjewitt’
Jake’s 27-year-old girlfriend Sophie looked flawless in a dusty pink wrap dress as she posed for the group shot with her chestnut locks falling in a sleek middle parted style before snapping a sweet couple pic with Jake.
Sweet: Jake’s 27-year-old girlfriend Sophie looked flawless in a dusty pink wrap dress as they posed for an affectionate couple snap at the event
Marcel, meanwhile, shared his own post from the wedding to Instagram, as he congratulated Camilla and Jamie on their big day.
He had starred alongside the happy couple on the third season of Love Island four years ago on which they first met.
Marcel penned: ‘What can I say… What a day! I was there when they got together, saw their connection spark into life and yesterday I got to see 2 of my love island besties tie the knot!
‘It has to be be one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever been to! Congratulations @camillathurlow and @jamiejewitt_ i wish you a long and fruitful life together with lots of love and lots of babies shout out to the cutie that’s is Nell so cute!
In love: Love Island’s Marcel shared snaps of himself and girlfriend Rebecca Vieira attending the big day of his co-stars Camilla and Jamie
Lovely: While Marcel was suited and booted, Rebecca stunned in a red satin dress and heels
‘Yesterday has made me even more excited about saying I Do to my beautiful fiancée #summer22. Disclaimer – The happy couple asked all guest to share our memories of there lovely day #justjewitt (sic).’
The surprise wedding ceremony comes after Camilla enjoyed her ‘perfect’ hen-do with her family and closest pals.
In a series of Instagram Story posts, the hen certainly stood out from the crowd while donning a knitted white dress, complete with an unmissable veil, which descended from her walnut locks.
Her friends, who looked equally as happy in their summery flower hair wreaths, each flashed a beaming smile towards the camera as they celebrated Camilla’s milestone.
Lovely: Camilla and husband Jamie met on the 2017 series of Love Island, to which the former contestant admitted it has been the ‘most amazing’ and ‘unexpected thing’ (pictured)
Snuggling up to her buddies in a set of sweet selfies, the reality star looked like she was in her element, surrounded by balloons and cake.
‘What a lovely group of people, I am so lucky (and I can’t wait to see you all again so soon!),’ the author penned alongside a fun-filled group shot.
‘Huge thanks to my lovely friends and family for organising the most perfect hen do afternoon last weekend,’ she added.
And just two months ago, Camilla claimed she had ‘fallen behind’ on wedding admin ahead of the ceremony she said she hadn’t even set a date for.
‘I am so lucky’: The surprise wedding ceremony comes after Camilla enjoyed her ‘perfect’ hen-do with her family and closest pals
Speaking to OK! magazine,the humanitarian said: ‘I’ve definitely fallen a little bit behind on the wedding admin, but I can catch up. It’s fine.
‘We have a time we’re hopeful for. But we’re also just like everyone else, waiting to see what happens.
‘There have been lots of changes in the last year, so we’re trying not to get ahead of ourselves.’
Jamie proposed to Camilla in February where he dressed their baby daughter, in a personalised baby grow which read: ‘Mummy, will you marry my Daddy?’
Squad goals: Her friends, who looked equally as happy in their summery flower hair wreaths, each flashed a beaming smile towards the camera as they celebrated Camilla’s milestone
Yet Camilla previously admitted that she almost ruined the proposal as she had planned to change Nell’s outfit before dinner.
The former bomb disposal expert confessed: ‘Jamie had got her a babygrow which said “Mummy will you marry my daddy?”
‘But I almost ruined it because I went to change her before dinner but Jamie managed to say, “No, don’t worry, I will do it!”‘ So I would have found out a little too early, but he managed to save it.’
Caught up? Just two months ago, Camilla claimed she had ‘fallen behind’ on wedding admin ahead of the ceremony she said she hadn’t even set a date for(pictured in 2017)
After meeting her future husband on Love Island, Camilla admitted it had been the ‘most amazing’ and ‘unexpected thing’.
She said: ‘I can’t ignore the fact that it’s been the most amazing and unexpected thing, and a good reminder that it’s impossible to predict what an experience will bring to your life, you’ll be surprised.’
The couple’s romance has gone from strength-to-strength since leaving the villa and they welcomed their first child, Nell, in October.
Going strong: The couple welcomed their first daughter Nell last year
Talking about giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, Camilla said: ‘They say it’s a newborn bubble anyway, but we’ve been in a proper lockdown bubble.
‘But it’s been amazing, we feel so lucky to be spending so much time with her.’
Camilla revealed her engagement in February and gave fans a glimpse of the ring designed by Jamie as she gushed: ‘The most perfect ring that only the person who knows me the very best would be able to design for me ❤️’ She added: ‘@jamiejewitt_ only you could totally surprise me and at the same time be exactly the wonderful person I know and love. What a perfect evening with these two, my future husband and our darling Nell.’
Lovely: Camilla gave fans a glimpse of the ring designed by Jamie in February after his proposal as she gushed: ‘The most perfect ring that only the person who knows me the very best would be able to design for me ❤️’
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