GLAMOROUS couple Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright have been celebrating in style after they got engaged on their family holiday to Abu Dhabi.
The retired footballer and former Towie star have been dating since late 2016 and Kate, 27, moved in with Rio, 39, and his three children last year.
In an adorable proposal, Rio asked Kate to be his wife in front of his three children, Lorenz, 11, Tate, nine and Tia, seven, during the exotic break.
“The perfect end to our holiday… How could the answer not be yes!” Kate wrote to her 900k followers as she posted a pic of Rio popping the question on Instagram.
The couple haven’t revealed when they will say “I do”, but we can expect it to be a stylish affair with Rio’s kids likely to be at the heart of the special day.
So, down to the really important stuff… what will the dress look like?
Gorgeous figure-hugging frock
When it comes to her style, Kate likes to show off her amazing size eight, hour-glass curves – and why wouldn’t she!
So, we’re thinking the former Towie star will likely go for a gown which is cinched at the waist and shows off her incredible boobs and bum.
In fact, Kate even wore a wedding dress by Naeem Khan on the TV BAFTAs red carpet this year – hinting at the sort of style and shape she loves…
Kate wore this wedding dress from Naeem Khan back in May[/caption]
Kate and Rio on the red carpet at the TV BAFTAs[/caption]
Kate has also worn a stunning strapless gown by famous dress designer Suzanne Neville.
Suzanne has designed wedding gowns for many celebrity brides including Christine Lampard, Jacqueline Jossa, Heidi Range, Katherine Jenkins and Kirsty Gallacher.
Maybe she’ll go the flatter fishtail shape like this stunning Suzanne Neville gown[/caption]
Makeup artist to the stars
Despite having long blonde locks, when it comes to formal events Kate often chooses to wear her hair up, so perhaps she’ll also opt for this style on her big day.
Whether her hair is in a sleek bun or a pony, Kate’s also likely to stick to a natural and glowing look when it comes to her make-up too, perhaps with a slightly smokey eye.
One of her BFFs is make-up artist to the stars Jade Ewen, who also works with Emily Andre, Una Healy and Sam Fairs.
Perhaps she’ll land the special role of a bridesmaid AND makeup artist on the big day.
Special roles for Rio’s three kids
Family will be at the heart of their nuptials and Rio said the kids have asked for special roles[/caption]
Reality star Kate gave up her spot on Towie last year to focus on looking after Rio’s kids.
And the footballer has spoken about how the young trio will most likely play a central role at the wedding – and they are all for it.
Rio said to OK: “The kids do talk about that a lot – ‘what role am I playing? Am I holding the ring? Who’s doing this?’ They have it planned.”
A secret second gown – in a VERY small size
Kate will no doubt look stunning in any dress she chooses for the big day, but there could be another wedding guest wearing the exact same design – Rio’s daughter Tia.
Speaking to OK magazine about his future wedding to Kate, Rio said: “My little girl wants a replica dress and all this stuff.”
Rio’s kids, who lost their mum Rebecca Ellison to breast cancer in 2015, are said to have taken a huge shine to Kate.
Rio even admitted earlier this year that his three children, including daughter Tia, seven, were desperate for him to pop the question.
A-list guests including Posh and Becks
From footy royalty like the Beckhams and the Lampards, to the creme-de-la-creme of reality stars, Rio and Kate’s bash is likely to have more famous faces than Madame Tussauds.
Despite having now hung up his football boots, former Man U and England star Rio is still good mates with his former teammates such as Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Frank Lampard, Cristiano Ronaldo, John Terry and Ashley Cole.
Rio and Beckham played for England together[/caption]
Kate, on the other hand, is still close to her Towie co-stars such as Lydia Bright, Amber Dowling and Georgia Kousoulou.
Blimey, this is bash is going to knock socks off the Royal Wedding…
Protein smoothies and gruelling gym sessions
A couple that works out together stays together and that’s exactly the mantra Kate and Rio have. The pair also follow a healthy diet too.
“I try to avoid white bread but I always eat eggs, spinach and chicken,” Kate told Now. “I also try to drink three litres of water a day but it doesn’t always happen!”
To the bar!
While the fitness buff often shares pictures of herself in the gym, she does seem partial to cocktails.
She’s even joked about her indulgence in a drink or two on her Instagram page.
In July, she shared two snaps – one of her beaming on a night out, and another of her working out the next day – and captioned it: “Me last night vs me this morning… [and] now I remember why I shouldn’t drink too many of these.”
Could we see her favourite drink served during the celebrations?
A very Instagrammable hen do
Rio and Kate are often jetting off on holidays that make us green with envy, and the stunning star has uploaded numerous enviable holiday snaps to her Instagram.
From poolside poses to soaking up some rays on the beach, the ex-Towie star seems right at home in a bikini whether it’s in Ibiza, the Algarve or Dubai.
Will she jet off with her girl pals to enjoy some sun ahead of the big day? It seems likely.
Blooming lovely decorations
For her 27th birthday this year, Kate opted to get a beautiful flower wall full of roses for the event.
The blonde beauty posed in front of the spectacular backdrop with friends, family and even did a couples shot with Rio.
Clearly a fan of floral, Kate also showed off a large flower display in May spelling out “baby” for her friend’s baby shower.
Will we see Kate jump on the wedding trend of getting a huge flower wall for photos, and could she get her and Rio’s initials spelled out in large rose-adorned letters?
It would be blooming gorgeous!
The special ring bearer
Kate is obsessed with her sweet dog Ronnie and he’s a regular feature on her Instagram, either cuddled up in blankets or running into her workout videos.
And even Rio seems to have fallen under his little spell.
The wedding is tipped to be a sentimental family affair, so could Kate include her fur “baby” in the mix and have him at the ceremony or even as a ring bearer?
Bring on the bling
Kate is yet to show off her engagement ring but we’ll no doubt get a glimpse in a matter of days.
Glamour puss Kate always looks impeccable and often takes her chic dresses and co-ords to the next level with spectacular jewellery.
We are expecting lots of bling and diamonds at the wealthy pair’s special day.
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