X Factor star stuns in white wedding as she ties the knot on 'special day' as Simon Cowell plays crucial role

Lucy Spraggan
-Credit: (Image: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

X Factor star Lucy Spraggan has tied the knot with her long-term friend turned girlfriend, Emilia Smith - and BGT judge Simon Cowell walked Lucy down the aisle. Also amongst the celebrity guests were Bimini Bon-Boulash, Tom Turgoose,. Love Island's Adam Collard and Simon's partner Lauren Silverman.

Musician Lucy, 32, stunned in a beautiful three-piece bespoke suit, whilst Emilia, 34, wore a glamorous white strapless dress and sheer sleeves during their ceremony at Saltmarshe Hall in Yorkshire on Friday 14 June.

During the ceremony, Lucy, who competed in the X Factor in 2012, wrote a song dedicated to her bride called 'Other Sides of the Moon' - which has now been released.

Lucy and Emilia
Lucy married Emilia over the weekend -Credit:Instagram/Lucy Spraggan

Lucy competed in the X Factor over a decade ago - and surprisngly, didn't meet Simon Cowell during that time. It was only last year that they met after Lucy wrote her memoir.

After their meeting, Simon and Lucy became very close friends, Lucy has since signed to Simon's label, and asked him to walk her down the aisle.

Talking to Hello about the day, Simon said: "I was very honoured to be asked to walk Lucy down the aisle. "I considered it a very big deal. As soon as she asked me, I said yes. On the day I was actually quite nervous because l've never been asked before. And then very proud and happy and emotional."

He went on to say the pair of them have developed a 'special bond' and feel like family.

Lucy added: "Everything people get from their fathers I get from Simon. He's a constant support and he and Lauren constantly check in and make sure I'm OK."

Lucy Spraggan and Simon Cowell
Simon explained he and Lucy share a 'special bond' -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Lucy announced her engagement to Emilia in March when she told her followers 'when you know, you know". The singer also showcased a stunning carousel of professional engagement photos of the pair.

Lucy added: "'That's a phrase I really thought I understood throughout my life, that I believed I had a full appreciation of but... it wasn't until I fell in love with my friend of 10 years that I truly felt it."

In January 2024, the loved-up pair announced that they had fallen for one another, both sharing public posts about their unexpected romance.

Lucy Spraggan and Emilia Smith
Lucy married Emilia in June 2024 -Credit:Instagram/Lucy Spraggan

Lucy took to Instagram to post about the wedding a week after the pair became wives. She wrote: "Mrs and Mrs Spraggan-Smith. 14.6.24."

Fans have rushed to their post to congratulate the pair on the wedding. One said: "Look at how BEAUTIFUL you both look".

Another added: "So so happy for you." A third commented: "Wow! Huge congratulations my darlings" with love heart emojis.