Kimberley Walsh is all set to tie the knot! The former Girls Aloud singer and her soon-to-be husband Justin Scott touched down in Barbados on Monday, along with their 16-month-old son Bobby and other family members, ahead of their big day.
It’s not known the exact date of the wedding, but the bride has been taking the months of planning all in her stride. “I’m very chilled out about it,” she told HELLO! last year. “The venue is booked, I have the dress, so the important bits are taken care of.”
Kimberley Walsh and Justin Scott have arrived in Barbados ahead of their wedding
Joining Kimberley and Justin in Barbados will be her former bandmates and best friends Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nicola Roberts. Both will act as bridesmaid to the 34-year-old, and last week the trio all celebrated together at Kimberley’s hen do in London.
“Kimberley is just the best friend you could wish for,” Cheryl, 32, told HELLO! at the party. “I am so excited for the wedding. It is a celebration of two people in love that we’ve all been a part of, and I am so excited to celebrate their love story.”
Kimberley, meanwhile, admitted to the magazine that she was worried about keeping her emotions in check on her wedding day.
“I used to be good at keeping up an icy exterior but since I had Bobby, I’m so much more emotional,” she confessed. “I’m slightly worried about the wedding to be honest. A few happy tears are fine, but I don’t want to spend the whole day sobbing, so I’m going to have to be careful about even looking at Cheryl and my sisters, because they’ll definitely cry and that will set me off!”
Cheryl and Nicola are two of Kimberley’s eight bridesmaids
Kimberley and Justin got engaged in June after ten years together, with Justin getting down on bended knee moments after the arrival of their son.
“I’d just handed Bobby to Justin, so he had our gorgeous newborn son in one arm and I remember Bobby had his eyes open,” she recalled to HELLO!. “Bobby didn’t take his gaze off me as Justin slipped his other hand into his pocket and suddenly the pair of them were sinking down towards the floor.
“I said, ‘What are you doing?’ Then Justin pulled out this gorgeous ring.”
She added: “We’d only just stopped crying from the joy and relief of finally meeting our baby, but that set us both off again. I was in bits.”