Jamie Vardy has spoken of the moment his wedding day nerves almost got the better of him at Peckforton Castle .

The England footballer and his bride Rebekah Nicholson tied the knot at the Tarporley venue last Wednesday (May 25), with guests including One Direction star Louis Tomlinson , rapper Tinchy Stryder, Serge from rock band Kasabian and a host of Vardy's Leicester City team-mates.

Vardy, 29, had previously said he would not suffer from nerves, but he admitted to Hello! magazine that seeing his little girl and then his bride walking down the aisle made him emotional.

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"I'd been holding it together so well until that point but when I saw Sofia's little face as she was walking down towards me, I felt myself starting to go," Vardy said. "Then I saw Becky coming towards me and she just looked so incredible, I felt my composure going again. I knew she’d look amazing but it was more than I could ever have pictured."

Security was tight at the castle on the big day, due in part to the deal the couple had signed with Hello!

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The latest edition of the magazine shows Rebekah in her beautiful Caroline Castigliano gown.

The couple also pose with Tomlinson, who is set to play Vardy in a film about the player's rags-to-riches football career. The former non-league footballer spearheaded Leicester's incredible Premier League title triumph and is expected to be named in Roy Hodgson's England squad for this summer's Euro 2016 tournament.

The cover of Hello! magazine, featuring the wedding of Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Nicholson at Peckforton Castle
The cover of Hello! magazine, featuring the wedding of Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Nicholson at Peckforton Castle

He was given special dispensation to leave the Three Lions' training camp for a few days last week to get married.

Pop star Tomlinson, who attended with American actress girlfriend Danielle Campbell, said "Jamie's story is incredible – he’s incredible.

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"He's a lovely guy, very easy going and such a great example for anyone who thinks they can’t follow their dreams. For a football fan, any kind of involvement in a story like Jamie's is exciting."

Rebekah also paid tribute to her new husband, telling Hello! magazine: "I'm so proud of him and of what he's achieved, but most of all I'm proud of the man he is. He's the most brilliant father and partner and I know he is going to be the best husband I could wish for."