Newlyweds Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds are enjoying a two-day minimoon after their secret wedding
The 33-year-old married the Prime Minister in an intimate ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday afternoon.
There was a small bash at No10 afterwards with music provided by a folk band called The Bow Fiddlies who reportedly played covers of Mumford & Sons songs, followed by a dance around the firepit at 1am.
The couple also danced to American Pie by Don McLean but it’s not known if that was their first song choice.
After the final guests left the happy couple headed off to the coast for a short post-nuptials holiday, ahead of a bigger celebration next year.
Carrie wore a £2,870 gown by Greek-based luxury designer Christos Costarellos – but paid a fraction of that cost after renting it from MyWardrobeHQ, according to The Sun.
It will be returned on Monday, with the couple enjoying a brief two-day seaside ‘minimoon’ break before the PM returns to work on Tuesday, insiders claim.
The embroidered dress has sold out online since photos of Carrie emerged.
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds wed on Saturday (Image: PA)
The blushing bride has since taken to Instagram to thank her followers for their kinds wishes and explain how very, very happy she is.
She also posted a photo of their son Wilfred standing in a patch of bluebells – thought to be an allusion to ‘something blue’, a wedding tradition.
Carrie is said to have taken her husband’s name, meaning she is now officially Mrs Johnson.
Mr Johnson picked brother Leo as his best man, and guests enjoyed an afternoon tea before dancing and singing songs around a fire pit at the back of 10 Downing Street.
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The PM’s dad Stanley, and sister Rachel were among the attendees at the celebrations.
Dilyn, the couple’s Jack-Russell cross, is said to have entertained guests during an energetic appearance in the central London garden.
So secretive were the plans that even senior members of staff in Mr Johnson’s office were kept in the dark about Saturday’s wedding.
Carrie was photographed bare-footed in the dress (Image: @JamesCleverly / Twitter)
The £2,870 embroidered tulle garment has since sold out online (Image: NET A PORTER)
None of the Prime Minister’s adult children were at the event, according to The Sun.
Both Johnson and Carrie’s mums were invited, it has been reported, but her dad Matthew Symonds was not.
Due to current Covid regulations, just 30 people were allowed to attend the festivities, which were the result of a six month “cloak and dagger” operation.
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This could be convenient for a PM who has recently had to shell out for the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat – at a cost of between £50,000 and £200,000 – a friend suggested.
The pal, who was not at the wedding, told the Daily Mail : “It’s no secret Boris is broke.
“But having the wedding meant it had to take place under Covid restrictions with only up to 30 guests allowed including the bride and groom.”
Carrie shared a picture of son Wilfred on Instagram shortly before the service
Arrangements for the wedding were somehow kept under wraps (Image: Ben Cawthra/LNP)
The big day was immortalised by photographer Rebecca Fulton, the Telegraph reports, rather than using Andrew Parsons, a special adviser who takes pictures of Mr Johnson on official visits.
For a day’s shoot she charges upwards of £2,300.
Music for the “hippy” style celebration was provided by a folk band called The Bow Fiddlies, The Sun reports.
They treated guests to upbeat hits and requests, including Mumford and Sons songs, and set the mood for a reception which continued into the small hours of the following day.
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The scant few invited ended up trooping out of Number 10 at 1.30am on Sunday morning via the backdoor.
The wedding seemed to have a loose bohemian theme, with multi-coloured bunting and haybales scattered through the garden, and jugs of Pimms served throughout the day.
Carrie completed the Home Counties festival vibe by posing barefooted with painted toenails.
The couple had been living in Downing Street together prior to their marriage (Image: 10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty)
Describing the service, the acting administrator at the cathedral said: It was lovely. Im not going to say too much but it all went well.
“It was very quiet but a very dignified occasion.
Guests are believed to have been invited at the last minute to the ceremony, with bemused tourists ushered out of the building shortly before their arrival.
Carrie was dropped off at the ceremony in a limousine to be married by Father Daniel Humphreys, the head of the cathedral.
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The Catholic priest, who baptised their son Wilfred several months ago, was one of those clued up on the plans, as he had to prepare them for marriage, sources said.
The couple had reportedly sent out save the date cards for a fake date next year (Image: PA)
They later celebrated at a marquee in the garden at Number 10, according to reports, with the couple said to have danced to Don McLean song American Pie.
It is not clear if this was their official first dance.
Carrie wore a long white dress with no veil, witnesses said.
In an apparent red herring, Mr Johnson and Carrie reportedly sent out save-the-date cards for June 30 next year.
Guests were told to keep a total omertà a code of silence adopted by the Mafia to make sure the celebrations remained private, one person in attendance told The Telegraph.
Musicians were snapped leaving the home following the wedding (Image: PA)
Most of the guests left via a back-exit (Image: PA)
A No10 spokesman said on Sunday morning: The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds were married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral.
“The couple will celebrate their wedding with family and friends next summer.
Mr Johnson will return to work after the Bank Holiday weekend, and they will postpone their honeymoon until next summer.
On Sunday morning Tory MP James Cleverly shared a picture of the couple seemingly in the garden in Downing Street following the ceremony.

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