GUESTS at Billi Mucklow and Andy Carroll’s wedding LAUGH as the clerk asked a very awkward question today.
The couple enjoyed an extravagant wedding at the five-star Four Seasons in Hampshire – days after the footballer’s three-in-one bed went on an antics.
But family and friends were shocked when the registry office asked if they knew a reason why the couple wouldn’t marry.
Fortunately, Billi saw the bright side – and burst out laughing, too.
An onlooker said: “They were emotional when they saw each other, but the mood changed completely when the registry office asked if those in attendance knew why they weren’t allowed to get married.
“Everyone started laughing really hard and Billi and Andy joined in.
“It broke the ice on what was a difficult lead up to Billi’s wedding.
“It changed the tone and when they were announced as husband and wife, the cheers were deafening.”
Opting for a traditional all-white theme for their chic ceremony, the couple exchanged vows surrounded by white roses in a 16th-century walled garden.
Guests drank £100 bottles of champagne despite dodging grim weather during the reception.
The wedding takes place after Billi forgives her husband’s foul play after The Sun revealed his wild three-in-a-bed antics.
Sources close to the couple had indicated that the ceremony would take place on Saturday, but instead opted to say “I do” today.
The celebrations are now in full swing at the luxury hotel, where suites cost around £1,675 per night.
Friends started the party early by drinking bottles of Louis Roederer champagne, while Andy, in a tracksuit and cap, made them laugh when he announced he was feeling sick.
A guest jokingly asked if he wanted a diazepam tablet for anxiety.
A source said: “Billi and Andy seemed a little subdued at first, but relaxed as time went on.
“Everyone seemed very in the mood to celebrate – talking, laughing and joking as the champagne flowed.
“The atmosphere was far from what it was the past few days, which is incredibly tense and uncomfortable.”
The couple was loaded with bags and clothes rods to the hall on Friday afternoon.
I will not do it
They wore shirts, suits and bridesmaid dresses on hangers – and onlookers even caught a glimpse of Billi’s white dress.
The bride’s mother, Paula, sister Georgie and brother Sam were also seen in plenty of time for the big day.
It’s only the second time Andy has been seen since he was pictured in bed with two women – neither of whom were his fiancée.
The footballer passed out on a hotel bed with the blonde duo during his raucous pre-wedding party last month.
The drunken striker invited fitness instructor Phoebe Robb, 26, and bar manager Taylor Jane Wilkey, 27, to his luxurious suite after a 17-hour bow.
After seeing the “utterly degrading” photos of her bare-chested, Billi, 33, fled their Essex home to stay with her parents as she struggled to figure out what to do next.
She removed her £200,000 engagement ring and was reportedly “not in the mood” to get married.
But the heartbroken reality star, engaged to Andy since 2014, decided to put the past behind her, put on a “brave face” and marry the father of two of her children.
A source said: “Billi is utterly humiliated by Andy but deep down she still loves him.
They were emotional, but the mood changed completely when the registry office asked if those in attendance knew why they weren’t allowed to get married.
“Some of her friends and some of her family have said she should postpone the wedding, but Billi’s decision has now been made.
“She has done a lot of soul research and has chosen to continue.”
As part of the deal, Andy has banned his groomsmen from making fun of his antics in Dubai.
Photos of him and Taylor on a bed, and another of her in his personalized dressing gown, were shared on Snapchat and instantly went viral.
At the time, friends described it as “embarrassing” with the wedding just two weeks away.
But Taylor, from Scarborough, claimed, “It was all just a little harmless fun.”
She said the photo was taken “as a joke” and insisted she didn’t sleep with Andy.
Few details are known about the ceremony, but in January Billi revealed that she had chosen her dress at Brown’s Brides – a boutique popular with the girlfriends of top footballers.
Her bridesmaids include sister Georgie, her stepdaughter Emilie-Rose Carroll and former The Only Way Is Essex star Shelby Tribble.
Andy – who has just been let go from Championship side West Brom – has two young children with Billi and two from a previous relationship.
Billi rose to fame on Towie in 2011, but dropped out two years later to become a yoga teacher. She only gives lessons now and then.