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Michelle Mone, 49, eventually marries billionaire Doug Barrowman, 55, after postponing the wedding three times


Michelle Mone finally tied the knot with billionaire Doug Barrowman after the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to postpone her wedding date three times.

The 49-year-old entrepreneur tied the knot with Doug (55) on the Isle of Man on Saturday. The bride reached out to Instagram to reveal her stunningly elegant dress.

In a short video, the Scottish mother of three was seen at the bottom of a curved staircase posing in the dress designed by Suzanne Neville, which came with a long train and a veil.

Lucky for the third time: Michelle Mone finally tied the knot with billionaire Doug Barrowman after the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to postpone her wedding date three times

She looked at every inch of the blushing bride as she posed with a bouquet of yellow flowers, and she revealed that her new dogs were being looked after in kennels until Sunday.

Former Ultimo boss Michelle showed her spacious cleavage in the dress, which had a deep neckline and was combined with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels.

For her first dance with her new husband after the romantic ceremony, the bride chose Celine Dion's timeless hit, A New Day Has Come.

While much of the UK has gotten into the upper tiers of highly restrictive government policies, the Isle of Man sits comfortably on the enviable first tier.

Announcement: The couple postponed their wedding for the third time in September, and Michelle made the announcement on her Instagram account

Announcement: The couple postponed their wedding for the third time in September, and Michelle made the announcement on her Instagram account

The Isle of Man has confirmed 366 cases of COVID-19 since March, of which nine are currently active and one person is hospitalized.

Because of the low rate, the restrictions on people's lives have also been lifted.

The government website states: “All legal requirements for social distancing and all restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings have now been lifted. This was possible because of the commitment of the Manx public.

“Meeting friends and family is a very important way of promoting our spiritual well-being and keeping in touch.

“If you meet people from outside your household, that is, people you do not currently live with, you no longer need to be 2 meters away. However, it is recommended that you continue to follow basic hygiene measures, including regular hand washing and coughing or sneezing in your elbow. & # 39;

Bad luck for the third time: Back in August, Michelle announced that she had set a third wedding date with Doug after the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to postpone her big day twice

Bad luck for the third time: Back in August, Michelle announced that she had set a third wedding date with Doug after the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to postpone her big day twice

The newlyweds' walk to the altar was quite a bumpy trip as the couple postponed their wedding three times in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

Michelle took to Instagram in September and shared a picture of herself with Doug when she made the announcement.

She wrote: With the announcement of new COVID restrictions in the UK, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our wedding for the third time.

Few cases and no rules: The Isle of Man's COVID situation

366 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Isle of Man since March, of which nine are currently active and one person is hospitalized.

But the government has lifted all restrictions on public life.

The website states: “All legal requirements for social distancing and all restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings have now been lifted.

& # 39; This was possible because of the commitment of the Manx public.

“Meeting friends and family is a very important way of promoting our spiritual well-being and keeping in touch.

“If you meet people from outside your household, that is, people you do not currently live with, you no longer need to be 2 meters away. However, it is recommended that you continue to follow basic hygiene measures, including regular hand washing and coughing or sneezing in your elbow. & # 39;

“It's a little frustrating that you can go to a restaurant and have dinner in a room full of people, but you can't have more than 15 people in a wedding – including me, Doug and the bishop, violinist, photographer, etc. .

"We couldn't possibly choose which family members to invite, friends. We could just get married without guests present.

"I understand this is all a bigger worry, but considering this is the third time we've had to cancel, it's hard not to feel a little bit disappointed." However, there is one important lesson to learn from the situation.

& # 39; Be grateful for what you have; Do not think about what you cannot or cannot have. Things can change instantly, and there are too many blessings in each of our lives to spend time wishing for each day! Stay safe, everyone x. & # 39;

Back in August, Michelle announced that she had set a third wedding date with Doug after the pandemic forced her to postpone her big day twice.

The businesswoman, who originally wanted to tie the knot in spring, shared a glamorous snapshot of herself on Instagram in August – of her planned new wedding date.

She wrote the selfie that showed her standing in front of a backdrop by the water: “Today was supposed to be the day Doug and I got married.

"It's the second time we've had to postpone our special day, but we've set a date and we're more excited than ever." #ThirdTimeLucky ❤️. & # 39;

Michelle announced in March that she did not want to endanger the health of her guests and older family members at the big gathering.

The “disappointed” entrepreneur said in a statement: "Doug and I were very much looking forward to getting married in the coming weeks, but we are equally aware of the need not to take unnecessary risks in the current circumstances.

Delayed: The 49-year-old Scottish entrepreneur should come to terms with billionaire Doug Barrowman this spring before rescheduling August 8

Delayed: The 49-year-old Scottish entrepreneur should come to terms with billionaire Doug Barrowman this spring before rescheduling August 8

“We are particularly aware of government advice on the welfare of older family members and large gatherings of people.

& # 39; In accordance with this advice for the UK and beyond, we are postponing our wedding and have set a new date.

"It's been two years in the planning and of course we're disappointed, but safety comes first."

She added, "I feel for everyone who is in the same situation and I hope they look forward to a celebration in the future as we do."

The star was supposed to marry Doug in the 13th century Chapel of St. Mary Undercroft in the heart of London's Palace of Westminster, also known as the House of Lords Church.

Positive outlook: She said optimistically, "It's the second time we have to postpone our special day, but we've set a date and we're more excited than ever." #ThirdTimeLucky ❤️ & # 39;

Positive outlook: She said optimistically, "It's the second time we have to postpone our special day, but we've set a date and we're more excited than ever." #ThirdTimeLucky ❤️ & # 39;

Michelle announced their engagement in December 2018 after Doug romantically proposed a stunning 8-carat diamond ring at her London home.

She exclusively told MailOnline in January that she was four weeks away from her wedding target weight and shared details of her upcoming wedding.

Michelle kept her Instagram followers open about her weight loss and revealed in November that she reached her "target weight" after losing 11 pounds and losing it to a slim size of 10.

But the star announced in January that she was "four weeks" away from her wedding goal weight. She told MailOnline: "I feel like I have four weeks left before I reach the goal that I want to achieve." be for the wedding.

Coy: The star appeared on ITV's This Morning in January 2019 and was initially shy about showing off her ring

Coy: The star appeared on ITV's This Morning in January 2019 and was initially shy about showing off her ring

Dazzler: However, the diamond blender was soon visible

Dazzler: However, the diamond blender was soon visible

“I think everyone has a goal for themselves. It was a journey for me, it took me many years to lose seven and a half stones. It wasn't quick, it was a long time ago, I learned so much along the way. & # 39;

Michelle added: & # 39; It's been a long journey but for the first time in six months I think I feel great, I don't feel my age at all, I feel ten years younger! When you enter the work you will get the results. It is not easy! I hope I keep doing it. & # 39;

The star also shared details of her now-postponed wedding with Doug after she admitted they turned down magazine offers to cover their wedding because they are "fairly private people".

Michelle, who spoke to MailOnline after flying back from an idyllic Christmas break in the Caribbean, said: "It's all very exciting, there is so much to do.

“Luckily we have an amazing company doing the wedding and they are used to hosting such weddings. You have been excellent so far.

"They just told me," All you have to do is show up. "I kind of want to know all the details, so I'm driving them a little crazy, but they say," Look, everything is fine, everything is fine, you don't have to worry, that's why you have us! ". & # 39;

Michelle added sweetly, “So yeah, I'm just looking forward to having an amazing weekend with family and friends. It will be very special and as long as they have an absolute blast it will be a great wedding. & # 39;

Despite sharing details of her wedding plans, the star revealed that her now postponed wedding is not featured in magazines as it is "fairly private".

Michelle continued, “We were given quite a few offers for the wedding, for certain magazines to cover, but it's a no for us.

“We're pretty private people, maybe we'll post a picture if people want it and that's for charity. We hope this is the way to go. & # 39;

Idyllic: Michelle spoke to MailOnline in January after flying back from an idyllic Christmas break in the Caribbean (picture)

Idyllic: Michelle spoke to MailOnline in January after flying back from an idyllic Christmas break in the Caribbean (picture)

Michelle announced that they had partied before the wedding and brought their entire family together for Christmas.

She said, “It was amazing, we started with the whole family at Gleneagles, Scotland, both Doug and I are from Glasgow. We thought it would be nice to take everyone there before we get married.

Then we sailed across the Caribbean swimming with stingrays and turtles. We all had a ball so it was nice. & # 39;

As Michelle continued talking about her weight loss journey, Michelle revealed that she was following her own 29 diet rules, which are a pesketarian diet high in legumes and vegetables, as meat makes her feel bloated and sluggish.

Michelle said, “I'm not a nutritionist or fitness trainer, but I know my stuff now – what is good to eat, what is bad to eat, type of exercise, and my exercise can be free. I go for a walk a lot. I don't always have a trainer!

“I have fun too, but I know when to stop and when to buckle up. I know how to keep it up which is the hardest part. & # 39;

She added, “I have these new 29 steps that I am doing. You know it works for me, some nutritionists might think, "Well, that's not good", but I've learned a lot. & # 39;

The star went on to treat her body like a business. She said, "I am very disciplined in the business that I do and I've now taken the same principles from the business and incorporated that into my lifestyle."

Smitten: Michelle announced their engagement in December 2018 after Doug romantically proposed a stunning 8-carat diamond ring at her London home. Pictured in 2017

Smitten: Michelle announced their engagement in December 2018 after Doug romantically proposed a stunning 8-carat diamond ring at her London home. Pictured in 2017

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